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. Both objectives are part of an Indian Water Rights Settlement among the U.S. government, the state of Montana, and the Crow Tribe.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Completed design on CIP units at Willow Creek Feeder Canal, Willow Creek Gatehouse, Beet and Beet +1 Check structures, Wyola Pipe Drop, Wyola Lateral 400, Reno Siphon, Forty-Mile Diversion, Lateral 1717/Highway Check/Drop, Main Transmission Line St. Xavier to Crow Agency, St. Xavier construction facilities, Administration Building; completed construction on Reno Road, High Check Road, Lodge Grass 1 Diversion, Lodge Grass 2 Diversion, Pryor Wasteway, Reno Diversion Dam, Soap Creek Wasteway, Delp Check/Drop, Bighorn High Check/Low Drop, and MR&I Water System Pilot Plant.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2020 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. Drinking water for people on the reservation.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. 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.
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 discretionary 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. The Settlement needs to be fully funded by June 2030, unless an extension is granted.
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 CIP and for the construction of a new MR&I Water 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?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
The Crow Tribal government shall maintain project records in accordance with 25 USC SS5305 and 25 CFR Part 900. All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 25 CFR SS900.41. 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 single audit report. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 25 CFR SS900.41.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. The Federal share of the CIP is 100 percent (Sec. 405(d)) and of the MR&I Water 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 Water system. Construction costs for the CIP and MR&I Water system, 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 assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Beginning in fiscal year 2011, funding for these projects was authorized to be appropriated. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Great Plains Regional Office: Mr. Shane Schieck, Project Manager Bureau of Reclamation PO Box 36900 2021 4th Ave. N. Billings, MT, 59107-6900 Telephone 406.247.7832 Fax 406.247-7800 E-mail:
Headquarters Office
Mr. Doug Davis
Great Plains Regional Office
Bureau of Reclamation
2021 4th Ave. N.
Billings, MT 59101 US
Phone: (406)247-7710
Fax: (406)247-7800
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$12,772,000.00; FY 19 est $12,772,000.00; FY 20 FY 17$12,772,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $2,000,000 to $12,772,000 Average: $9,361,286
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 900, Contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. 2 CFR 200 Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subparts E and F. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Rehabilitation and improvement on CIP structures and facilities. Design and construction of the MR&I Water system.


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