Cooperative Inspection Agreements with States and Tribes

 

To provide for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enter into cooperative agreements with Tribes so that authorized Tribal inspectors can carry out inspection activities on Indian oil and gas leases within Tribal jurisdiction.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.222
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Land Management, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 No current data available. The Bureau of Land Management has awards financial assistance agreements with the Navajo and Jicarilla Nations. The agreements established procedures for cooperation and coordination in planning and programming for oil and gas inspections of Nation leases with a goal of increasing the frequency of inspections providing for the uniform application of regulations, and timely communications between the BLM and the Nation in performance of their regulatory functions. The inspection and enforcement staff are Navajo and Jicarilla nationals who have the appropriate technical training and language skills to operate freely on their reservation.
Fiscal Year 2017 The Bureau of Land Management has awards financial assistance agreements with the Navajo and Jicarilla Nations. The agreements established procedures for cooperation and coordination in planning and programming for oil and gas inspections of Nation leases with a goal of increasing the frequency of inspections providing for the uniform application of regulations, and timely communications between the BLM and the Nation in performance of their regulatory functions. The inspection and enforcement staff are Navajo and Jicarilla nationals who have the appropriate technical training and language skills to operate freely on their reservation.
Fiscal Year 2018 The Bureau of Land Management has awards financial assistance agreements with the Navajo and Jicarilla Nations. The agreements established procedures for cooperation and coordination in planning and programming for oil and gas inspections of Nation leases with a goal of increasing the frequency of inspections providing for the uniform application of regulations, and timely communications between the BLM and the Nation in performance of their regulatory functions. The inspection and enforcement staff are Navajo and Jicarilla nationals who have the appropriate technical training and language skills to operate freely on their reservation.
Fiscal Year 2019 The Bureau of Land Management has awards financial assistance agreements with the Navajo and Jicarilla Nations. The agreements established procedures for cooperation and coordination in planning and programming for oil and gas inspections of Nation leases with a goal of increasing the frequency of inspections providing for the uniform application of regulations, and timely communications between the BLM and the Nation in performance of their regulatory functions. The inspection and enforcement staff are Navajo and Jicarilla nationals who have the appropriate technical training and language skills to operate freely on their reservation.
Fiscal Year 2020 No current data available
Authorization
Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Act of 1982, Public Law 97-451, 30 U.S.C, Subchapter II, 1732 (a).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Indian tribes with producing tribal oil and gas leases for which with Federal government has trust responsibility. State may enter into a cooperative agreement for inspection of tribal oil and gas leases with the permission of the Tribe.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indian tribes with producing tribal oil and gas leases for which the Federal government has trust responsibility. States that have tribal permission to enter into cooperative agreements to conduct inspections on tribal oil and gas leases.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. For more information and local requirements, cooperative project proposals should be coordinated with the Bureau of Land Management local State or District/Field Offices. No state plan is required with this application.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Programs, and a written proposal must include a description of the type and extent of inspection activities proposed under the agreement, the number of proposed inspectors, the proposed period of time the agreement will be in effect; and the name, address and telephone number of the State or Tribal contact, budget spreadsheet, a budget narrative/breakdown, and any other requirements specified in the funding opportunity notice and must be submitted through www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. State and District Office level and funding recommendations are made through the State's annual work plan. Final budget approvals rest with the State Director.
Deadlines
Contact Bureau of Land Management local State, or District or Field offices, as appropriate, for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Award time varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each project at the time the Notice of Funding Opportunity is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the point of contact listed in the funding opportunity announcement. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after the announcement closes.
Appeals
Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Land Management will provide all applicants with information on why their proposal was not selected for award.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
General criteria used to select assistance proposals are based on the Tribes direct relationship to federal and Tribal lands and a balanced review including relevance to program objectives, merit, and cost effectiveness.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance to be used only for costs directly required to carry out the agreed upon activities as described in the signed agreement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance Reports will be due at the minimum on an annual basis within 90 days after the anniversary date of award, unless otherwise stated in the notice of award.
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
No specific restrictions, however, most projects are funded on a year–to-year basis and funds are expended during a particular fiscal year. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Frequency of recipient payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at the time of award. Frequency of recipient payments will be determined for each awarded assistance agreement at time of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Catalog Appendix IV for list of Bureau of Land Management State offices.
Headquarters Office
Division Chief
Division of Lands and Realty, Bureau of Land Management (WO 350), 20 M Street, SE, Room 2134
Washington, DC 20003 USA
kim_berns@blm.gov
Phone: 2029127350
Website Address
http://www.blm.gov/nhp/index.htm.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-1109-0-1-302
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$2,088,240.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$418,435.00; FY 16$1,092,254.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Past partnership projects have ranged from $200,000 to $494,708. Average amount is $273,064 or less.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
43 CFR 3190 and 43 CFR 3192.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 BLM continues to provide training and coordination for the Navajo Nation and Jicarillo Apache Tribal Inspection and Enforcement staff to carry out inspection and enforcement activities on Indian oil and gas leases within their Tribal jurisdiction. BLM continues to provide training and coordination for the Navajo Nation and Jicarillo Apache Tribal Inspection and Enforcement staff to carry out inspection and enforcement activities on Indian oil and gas leases within their Tribal jurisdiction.
Fiscal Year 2017 BLM continues to provide training and coordination for the Navajo Nation and Jicarillo Apache Tribal Inspection and Enforcement staff to carry out inspection and enforcement activities on Indian oil and gas leases within their Tribal jurisdiction.
Fiscal Year 2018 BLM continues to provide training and coordination for the Navajo Nation and Jicarillo Apache Tribal Inspection and Enforcement staff to carry out inspection and enforcement activities on Indian oil and gas leases within their Tribal jurisdiction.
Fiscal Year 2019 BLM continues to provide training and coordination for the Navajo Nation and Jicarillo Apache Tribal Inspection and Enforcement staff to carry out inspection and enforcement activities on Indian oil and gas leases within their Tribal jurisdiction.
Fiscal Year 2020 No current data available

 



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