Colorado River Pilot System Conservation


The PSCP tests conservation projects that create ?system water? through voluntary compensated reductions in water use. All water conserved as a result of the SCPP becomes system water with the sole purpose of increasing storage levels in Lakes Powell and Mead and does not accrue to the benefit of any individual user.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2019 New Program
Fiscal Year 2017 New Program
Fiscal Year 2018 Fifteen proposals were received in WY 2015 from two Upper Basin States and nine were awarded, resulting in a reduction of approximately 3,270 acre-feet of consumptive use. Due to the success of the Program in 2015, thirty-two proposals were received across all four Upper Basin States in WY 2016 and up to 26 of the proposals received will be awarded and would contribute to water savings as much as 14,000 acre-feet in 2016.
Section 206 of the Consolidated and further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 113-235) and Agreement No. 14-XX-30-W0574 – Agreement Among Reclamation, the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Denver Water, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority For a Pilot Program for Funding the Creation of Colorado River System Water Through Voluntary Water Conservation and Reductions in Use
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligibility of the Upper Colorado River Commission established through PL 113-235.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Pursuant to PL 113-235, participation in the Pilot Program is limited to Entitlement Holders in the Lower Colorado Division States and Colorado River Water Users in the Upper Colorado River Basin.
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. .
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Single source award per requirements under PL 113-235
Award Procedure
Financial Assistance Grants Officer determines awards based on recommendations from the program manager.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project.
Program may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed September 30, 2018.
How are proposals selected?
Eligibility established through PL 113-235.
How may assistance be used?
Pursuant to Sec. 206 of PL113-235 – Pilot projects are authorized to be funded through grants to public entities that use water from the Colorado River Basin for municipal purposes for projects that are implemented by 1 or more non-Federal entities or grants or other appropriate financial agreements to provide additional funds for renewing or implementing water conservation agreements that are in existence on the date of enactment of this Act.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Authority under PL 113-235 expires September 30, 2018. .
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Resource Management Division
Headquarters Office
Malcolm Wilson
Upper Colorado Region, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84138 US
Phone: (801)524-3709
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$1,065,000.00; FY 19 est $1,065,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$1,065,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $1,065,000 Average: $1,065,000
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 2019 New Program
Fiscal Year 2017 New Program
Fiscal Year 2018 Upper Colorado River Pilot System Conservation Program


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