Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project
Provide potable water to communities in Eastern New Mexico.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Fiscal Year 2014: The intake structure at Ute Reservoir is constructed. The project reached substantial completion in December 2014. Reclamation has reimbursed the Authority a total of $6.5 million. Fiscal year 2014 funding applied to Phase 1 was $2,414,100 and will be used for reimbursement to the Authority for Phase 1 costs. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Title IX, Section 9103.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (Authority) was formed for the sole purpose of administration of this new water supply project for the surrounding communities.
The Project would pipe 16,450 acre-feet of water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico. Curry County, Roosevelt County, and Cannon Air Force Base are also participating in the Project. The present population of the Project service area is about 60,000 people.
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?
In December 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a concurrence memorandum which completes the Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation. In January 2011, a Finding of No Significant Impact was signed, thus completing National Environmental Policy Act compliance. Also in January 2011, a Memorandum of Agreement was executed between the Authority and Reclamation describing roles and responsibilities during construction of the Project. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region finalizes the modifications. Responsibilities for needs assessments, feasibility and environmental studies, design, conservation measures and administration are to be included in agreements negotiated under this authority.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The Project will be constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (Authority), the Project’s local sponsor.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit Program Performance Reports on an annual basis. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report and other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the SF-425 Federal Financial Report on an annual basis. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF-425, Federal Financial Report. 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.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 75.%. The Federal share of the total cost of any activity or construction carried out using amounts made available shall be not more than 75 percent of the total cost of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. An amount not greater than $327,000,000 (January 1, 2007 price levels) is authorized to be appropriated for non-reimbursable financial assistance to plan, design, and construct the Project.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
September 30, 2021. 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. Albuquerque Area Office: Mr. Mathew O’Grady, P.E. , Address: 555 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Telephone: 505.462.3657, Email: email@example.com.
Mr. Joe Alderete Albuquerque Area Office
Bureau of Reclamation
555 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 Phone: 505.462.3578
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 $2,712,777; FY 15 est $47,000; and FY 16 est $47,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $ 47,000 - $ 298,677
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: Phase -1 Intake Structure at Ute Dam This project is the head works for an ultimate project that will convey 16,450 acre-feet of water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico, and will also serve other portions of Curry County, Roosevelt County and Cannon Air Force Base. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.