Central Valley Project Conservation

 

Provide financial support for activities to benefit federally listed endangered and threatened species to compensate for impacts to species resulting from the operation and maintenance of the Central Valley Project (CVP) of California, including helping to meet the requirements of State Water Resources Control Board Decision 1641 for the CVP Consolidated Place of Use.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.564
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, 13 eligible applications were received for a total request of $6,541,296. Three assistance awards were executed to conduct research toward recovery of federally listed species, to reintroduce a federally endangered butterfly to its historic range, and to initiate the acquisition of lands to protect federally listed upland species. For FY18, 5 awards are expected to be executed to protect and restore habitats for federally listed CVP-impacted species. For FY19 it is estimated that 4 assistance awards will be executed to protect and restore habitat, and to support research benefitting CVP-impacted federally listed species.
Fiscal Year 2019 FY 2018: Coyote Ridge Grazing Program for Serpentine Species, Semitropic Water Storage District Conservation Easement for Endangered Upland Species, Pixley National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition. FY 2019: San Joaquin Kit Fox Sarcoptic Mange Research; Day Ranch Conservation Easement Acquisition; Invasive Plant Removal at Kern National Wildlife Refuge.
Fiscal Year 2020 (Pending DOI Approval): Vernal Pool Crustacean Genomic Research; Alkali Scrub Habitat Acquisition and Restoration.
Authorization
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. Section 661 et seq
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any person(s) without regard to specified eligibility criteria.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/General Public
Credentials/Documentation
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424; Disclosure of Lobbying Activities SF-LLL.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. Preapplication coordination is recommended but not required. The Regional Assistance Location should be contacted regarding environmental compliance requirements, applicability of coverage under E.O. 12372, and other program requirements.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Financial Assistance Grants Officer determines awards based on recommendations from the program manager.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information is available for each specific project by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.
Appeals
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Renewals
Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for land acquisition, habitat restoration, research, and captive propagation of listed species. Funds must be applied to projects that benefit federally listed species impacted by the CVP. Projects must directly benefit at least one federally listed species.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of time of assistance varies by project, depending on project objectives. Assistance is released on a reimbursement basis. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Division of Environmental Affairs
Headquarters Office
Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science
1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop MIB6640
Washington, DC 20240 US
rswanson@uc.usbr.gov
Phone: (202) 208-3100
Fax: (202) 208-3100

Daniel Strait
Region 10 - California-Great Basin
Bureau of Reclamation
Sacramento, CA 95825 USA
dstrait@usbr.gov
Phone: 916-978-5052
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/cvpcp/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 19$2,692,000.00; FY 20 est $1,232,000.00; FY 21 est $1,232,000.00; FY 18$1,200,953.00; FY 17$1,142,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $ 25,000 to $1,000,000 Average: $ 450,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS and the applicable OMB Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. Semitropic Water Storage District conservation easement acquisition; California tiger salamander genetics research; reintroduction of the Bay checkerspot butterfly to San Bruno Mountain in San Mateo County.
Fiscal Year 2018 Coyote Ridge Grazing Program for Serpentine Species, Semitropic Water Storage District Conservation Easement for Endangered Upland Species, Pixley National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition
Fiscal Year 2019 San Joaquin Kit Fox Sarcoptic Mange Research; Day Ranch Conservation Easement Acquisition; Invasive Plant Removal at Kern National Wildlife Refuge.

 


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