Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement


To rehabilitate and improve the water diversion and delivery features of the Crow Irrigation Project (CIP). To plan, design and construct a new municipal, rural & industrial (MR&I) water system for the benefit of the Crow Tribe and its members.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Completed construction within three CIP units: the Big Horn High Check Road, Pryor wasteway and the Reno Road. Constructed approximately two usable precast structures. On both the CIP and the MR&I, the master plan was completed. A VE study was completed on the Big Horn High Drop project (CIP). Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
Public Law 111-291, Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Title IV, Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement (31 USC 1101).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Crow Tribe of Montana.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Irrigable lands within the Crow Reservation.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
These projects will meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and final engineering reports are being developed. Any proposed changes in the scope of these projects will be reviewed for continued compliance. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually.
Award Procedure
Annually, the Crow Tribe and Bureau of Reclamation negotiate their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, and then the Crow Tribe and Reclamation’s Great Plains Region execute an annual funding agreement.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds – both mandatory and discretionary - have been expended for this program. Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the contract.
How are proposals selected?
The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling.
How may assistance be used?
The project is for the rehabilitation and improvement of the existing Crow Irrigation Project and for the construction of a new MR&I system on the Crow Reservation. These projects are authorized under Title IV of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports: draft and final technical reports; progress reports (quarterly); annual reports; reports on significant developments (as necessary). SF-425 (quarterly). No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
State, local and Indian Tribal governments shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82. All other recipients shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.953.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: The Federal share of the CIP is 100 percent (Sec. 405(d)) and of the MR&I is 100 percent (Sec. 406(d). There is a provision (Sec. 406(m) to negotiate non-Federal cost share if non-Federal parties use the MR&I system. Construction costs for the CIP and MR&I, respectively, will total $131.843 million and $246.381 million (indexed to May 2008). Funds are to be available until expended.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Beginning in fiscal year 2011, funding for these projects was authorized to be appropriated. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Great Plains Regional Office:
Mr. Dan Stremcha, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation
PO Box 36900
2021 4th Ave. N.
Billings, MT, 59107-6900
Telephone 406.247.7737
Fax 406.247-7604
Headquarters Office
Mr. Doug Davis Great Plains Regional Office
Bureau of Reclamation
2021 4th Ave. N., Billings, Montana 59101 Email: Phone: (406)247-7710 Fax: (406)247-7892
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 14 $8,608,413; FY 15 est $2,550,000; and FY 16 est $4,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $1,108,413 to $4,000,000
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 2014: Rehabilitation and improvement on CIP structures and facilities. Design and construction of the MR&I system. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.


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