Central Valley, Trinity River Division, Trinity River Fish and Wildlife Management

 

To address impacts of the Central Valley Project (CVP) on fish, wildlife, and associated habitats in the Trinity River basin of California by protecting, restoring, and enhancing such habitats and to address other identified adverse environmental impacts of the Central Valley Project.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.532
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Program accomplishments for 2017 include the Sheridan Deep Gulch channel rehabilitation project that was funded and implemented in FY17 and continuing into FY18, FY17 gravel augmentation, and implementation of a flow hydrograph for a designated “Extremely Wet” Water Year type including maximum allowable cfs flows in the spring of 2017. TRRP published outreach materials including newspaper articles, informational brochures, and regular articles in the Trinity County Resource Conservation District’s quarterly newsletter, the Conservation Almanac and the TRRP Annual Report.
Fiscal Year 2018 Program accomplishments for 2018 include gravel augmentation; advancing several channel rehabilitation designs, implementation of a novel "Critically Dry" year hydrograph; publication of outreach materials including newspaper articles, informational brochures, and regular articles in the Trinity County Resource Conservation District’s quarterly newsletter, the Conservation Almanac and the TRRP Annual Report; funding of several ongoing monitoring projects including the Willow Creek and Junction City weirs; and funding of several tributary restoration projects to reduce fine sediment input, remove barriers to fish passage, and increase dry season flows in a key tributary of the Trinity River.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Authorization
Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA), 1992, Public Law 102-575, Title 34, Section 3406(b)(1).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local entities, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments, small businesses, profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, quasi- public nonprofit institutions/organizations, and other private institutions/organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public, public institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, small businesses, profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, quasi-public nonprofit institutions/organizations, and other private institutions/organizations.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
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. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded. This may result in the need for an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be posted at Grants.gov as funding is made available by the Bureau of Reclamation. Applications shall include: 1) A detailed written technical proposal that should include information such as a scope of work which separates the work into major tasks, the approach proposed to accomplish the work, type of personnel who will participate in accomplishing the work, background and location of applicant, any equipment that will be utilized by the project applicant, experience in this type of work, an estimate of the costs and/or cost savings, any economic benefit, and any other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation. 2) A detailed cost proposal including a budget covering salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, subcontracts, indirect cost rates, funding sources and commitments, cost-sharing, and a breakdown of costs by task. In addition, applicants must submit all applicable SF 424 forms, which are referenced in the FOA.
Award Procedure
The number of awards, maximum funding amount per award, and areas of interest for which proposals will be considered, are determined on an annual basis and are dependent upon the annual appropriation from Congress. Proposals received in response to the FOA are reviewed on the basis of a competitive, merit-based review process, and are rated in accordance with the evaluation criteria stated in the FOA. The review team will consist of Federal personnel and qualified non-Federal personnel when specific expertise is required by the review team. The Bureau of Reclamation will make awards to the highest rated proposals based on the amount of funding available each year. The Bureau of Reclamation reserves the right to prioritize projects based on availability of funds and to ensure balance among the program objectives listed in the FOA.
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 will be provided for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov.
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
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?
Evaluation criteria will vary according to project and will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
All funding is discretionary and intended for projects that support the goals and objectives of the Program and meet the requirements specified in the CVPIA and Record of Decision.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an annual basis: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.
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 sub recipient. 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 is voluntary. This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements; however, project cost sharing is encouraged.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Proposals will be requested for projects of varying durations. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Trinity River Restoration Program, Attn: Caryn Huntt DeCarlo, P.O. Box 1300, Weaverville, CA 96093. Telephone: 530-623-1817. Fax: 530-623-5944.
Headquarters Office
Mike Dixon
Bureau of Reclamation, Trinity River Restoration Program, Attn: Mike Dixon, P.O. Box 1300
Weaverville, CA 96093 US
mdixon@usbr.gov
Phone: 530-623-1811
Fax: 530-623-5944
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ncao/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-300
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$3,526,997.00; FY 19 est $2,144,887.00; FY 20 FY 17$7,707,625.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $48,652-$3,862,051 Average $1,115,849
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 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Fiscal Year 2017 examples of funded projects include Public Information and Outreach to organize public meetings about Restoration projects, multiple landowner meetings and educational outreach. Watershed Coordination with the local Watershed Council identifies common needs and develops projects annually for implementation, including cooperative projects for road decommissioning to reduce sediment, improve fish passage and increase access to available habitat. Other examples of funded projects included Fisheries Surveys: in-river run size estimation for spring and fall run Chinook, fall run steelhead and coho salmon; harvest outmigration population estimates for Chinook; coho salmon pre-spawn mortality estimates for Chinook; coho salmon late summer adult disease monitoring in the Klamath River below Trinity confluence; distribution and density across the 40 mile rehabilitation reach; and habitat assessment for fry and juvenile rearing habitat in the forty mile rehabilitation reach. Channel rehabilitation design and implementation restoration projects included construction of the largest ever TRRP restoration site in 2017 and 2018.

 



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