Colorado River Basin Act of 1968

 

It is the objective of this Act under Title I, to provide a program for the further comprehensive development of water resources of the Colorado River Basin and for the provision of additional and adequate water supplies for the use in the upper as well as in the lower Colorado Basin. This program is declared to be for the purposes, among others, of regulating the flow of the Colorado River; controlling floods; improving navigation; providing for the storage and delivery of waters of the Colorado River for reclamation of lands, including supplemental water supplies, and for municipal, industrial, and other beneficial purposes; improving water quality; providing for basic public outdoor recreation facilities; improving conditions of fish and wildlife, and the generation and sale of electrical power as an incident of the foregoing purposes.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.541
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. No awards were made in FY 2017. Prior agreements have expired.
Fiscal Year 2018 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2019 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2020 No information available.
Authorization
Colorado River Basin Act of September 30, 1968 amended by the Colorado River Basin Project Act, December 20, 1982., Public Law 90-537
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Must have a water allocation and water delivery from a Reclamation water resource project or State responsibility for various project purposes.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public in the state of Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, irrigation and water districts and local entities.
Credentials/Documentation
None. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants or Agreements Only - (1) Each '638 contract, grant, or cooperative agreement requires project specific authority; (2) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the tribal client, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, type of personnel to implement the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timeliness, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation; (3) Detailed project cost proposals, including budgets with estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, and the values of any in-kind contributions of goods and services; and (4) The awarded '638 contract, grant or cooperative agreement must contain an authorizing resolution from a federally recognized Tribe or Tribal Organization.
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. Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants or Agreements Only - Initial proposals must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900. Proposals shall be submitted to the applicable Reclamation office with the responsibility for the specific project for which a federally recognized Tribe or Tribal Organization with responsibility for the specific project is requesting to contract.
Award Procedure
All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the funding opportunity announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by a proposal evaluation panel comprised of qualified experts in the program area. Applications will be reviewed against the proposal evaluation criteria and any additional review factors stated in the funding announcement. Final selection will be determined by the Area Office Manager or their designated representative. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants or Agreements Only - Reclamation and the federally recognized Tribe or Tribal Organization develop a negotiation schedule and then negotiate the overarching contract/award terms, provisions and conditions based on the requirements of Public Law 93-638, 25 CFR Part 900, any specific requirements of the project authorizing legislation, and other applicable Federal laws and regulations. Reclamation and the Tribe/Tribal Organization also negotiate an annual funding agreement (AFA), which identifies activities to be performed, funds to be provided, and the method of payment of the initial year of the contract. A final contract agreement is prepared based upon the outcome of the negotiations; attachments include the work plan, budget, tribal resolution, initial AFA, property listing, project schedule, and list of any other applicable provision, terms and conditions.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Contingent upon the type and complexity of authorized units under the program or project. Further information will be available for each specific program or project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact on the funding announcement.
Appeals
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, upon request, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide 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. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants or Agreements Only - Will vary by project component.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in each funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants, and Agreements Only - Federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations must meet the requirements of Public Law 93-638; 25 CFR Part 900 and any additional criteria specific to the authorizing legislation.
How may assistance be used?
Title II, Investigations and Planning - - With respect to coordination of studies, investigations and assessments, the Secretary of Interior, through the Bureau of Reclamation, shall conduct full and complete reconnaissance investigation for the purpose of developing a general plan to meet the future water needs of the Western United States. Such investigations shall include the long-range water supply available and the long-range water requirements in each water resource region of the Western United States. Title III, Authorized Units: Protection of Existing Uses -- The “Central Arizona Project” (CAP) is a multipurpose water resource. Development and management project which provides irrigation, municipal and industrial water, power generation, flood control, outdoor recreation, environmental enhancement, and improved water quality. In addition, the project will provide delivery of tribal homeland water, partial settlement of Indian water rights claims, and economic benefits accruing from leasing of Indian agricultural water rights to municipal entities.
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. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants, and Agreements Only – Reporting (financial status report and progress reports) requirements will be negotiated and contained within the AFA or the overarching terms and conditions.
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. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants, and Agreements Only - Indian Tribal governments and organizations shall maintain project records in accordance with Public Law 93-638, and 25 CFR Part 900.
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
Length and time phasing of assistance will be included in each funding announcement for this program on www.grants.gov/ when applicable. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants, and Agreements Only – Length and time phasing will vary. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Phoenix Area Office: Ms. Leslie Meyers, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: 6150 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306-4001, Telephone: (623) 773-6218.
Headquarters Office
Leslie Meyers
Bureau of Reclamation, 6150 W., Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306 US
lmeyers@usbr.gov
Phone: (623) 773-6215
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-4079-0-3-301
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $0 Average $0
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. For Public Law 93-638 Contracts, Grants, and Agreements Only - 25 USC 450 (Public Law 93-638, 25 CFR Part 900)
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. An example of a funded project from prior fiscal years includes a financial assistance award to Arizona Department of Water Resources for the Arizona Flood Warning System.
Fiscal Year 2018 No information available.

 


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