Garrison Diversion Unit

 

To meet the water needs within the State of North Dakota by providing funds on a non-reimbursable basis for the planning and construction of a multi-purpose water resource development project within the State of North Dakota for irrigation; municipal, rural, and industrial water; fish, wildlife, and other natural resource conservation and development; recreation; flood control; augmented stream flows; ground water recharge; and other project purposes.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.518
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. The tribal water systems have completed a number of construction contracts under the Garrison Project MR & I program including ; Standing Rock (Main Transmission Pipeline contract 3-8), Three Affiliated (None) , Spirit Lakes Tribe (Wood Lake Pipeline, Highway 57/281 Pipeline Extension) Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Highway 43 Corridor Pipeline project) and the Trenton Indian Service Area (None) North Dakota State MR & I Program also funded a number of rural water contracts including the Southwest Pipeline Project Dickinson Water Treatment Plant, and several other small community water system upgrades. Operation and maintenance activities were also accomplished on the tribal rural water systems and GDU principal supply works and wildlife areas. The operation, maintenance and replacement of the tribal rural water systems continued during fiscal year 2017.
Fiscal Year 2019 The tribal water systems have completed a number of construction contracts under the Garrison Project MR & I program including; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Contract 1-3 Hwy 42/Lake Upsilon Phase 2, Contract 1-8 BIA 8 Corridor, Contract 1-4 Hwy 5 Corridor SE Loop, Gordon Lake Phase 2, Reservoir B) and the Trenton Indian Service Area (Hilltop Water Replacement). North Dakota State MR & I Program also funded a number of rural water contracts including the Southwest Pipeline Project, Northwest Area Water Supply Pipeline Contract 2-4A and Northeast Rural Water System expansion projects. Operation and maintenance activities were also accomplished on the tribal rural water systems and GDU principal supply works and wildlife areas. The operation, maintenance and replacement of the tribal rural water systems continued during fiscal year 2019.
Authorization
Garrison Diversion Unit, Missouri River Basin Project, Public Law 89-108, as amended; Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1985, Public Law 98-360; Garrison Diversion Unit Reformulation Act of 1986, Public Law 99-294; the Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000, Public Law 106-554, and the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act P.L. 93-638, as amended (ISDEA is not applicable for nontribal recipients).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area
Beneficiary Eligibility
The citizens of the State of North Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area.
Credentials/Documentation
See Public Law 99-294, Section 2, for considerations to be given to fish and wildlife conservation, including habitat impacts, mitigation procedures, and enhancement. See Public Law 99-294, Section 3, regarding when it may be necessary for applicants to complete a comprehensive report covering feasibility, capability, impacts, cost and efficiency measures, National Environmental Policy Act requirements, and other matters. Please contact the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed in the Contacts section, below, for further information regarding these requirements.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. Preapplication is not required. Depending on the project, an environmental impact assessment or statement may be required. If requested, the Bureau of Reclamation's Missouri Basin Region will assist the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area in preparing their respective proposals.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications shall include: (1) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the applicants, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, types of personnel implementing the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timelines, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation; and (2) Detailed project cost proposals, including budgets with estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, and the values of any in-kind contributions of goods and services. Applicants must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with their technical and budget proposals.
Award Procedure
Once the parties agree with their respective scopes of work and cooperative agreements, the Bureau of Reclamation's Missouri Basin Region will finalize the agreements. The Bureau of Reclamation's Missouri Basin Region will negotiate and enter into cooperative agreements with the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area. The tribes may choose to enter into an agreement under Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. For those agreements that are in place, the Bureau of Reclamation negotiates annually the workplan and budget for that fiscal year.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds 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 agreement.
How are proposals selected?
The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation and the appropriation ceiling, and any stated evaluation criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Different projects and programs under the authorization have different cost ceilings. The Bureau of Reclamation's Missouri Basin Region shall enter into cooperative agreements with the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Trenton Indian Service Area to undertake the authorized activities, programs and projects as the Secretary of the Interior determines necessary.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Semi-annual Program Performance Report and upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report.
Auditing
Nonfederal entities that expend $750,000 or more a year in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal 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.
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 is mandatory. 25%. The North Dakota State MR&I program requires a 25% cost share or match.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
There is no time restriction placed on the use of the funds. A schedule will be established between the Bureau of Reclamation and the recipient at the time of award. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Missouri Basin Regional Office: Mike Addy, Self Determination Awarding Official, Bureau of Reclamation, 2021 4th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101; PO Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900, Phone: 406-247-7737, Fax: 406-247-7800, Email: maddy@usbr.gov Lindsey Nafts, Grants Management Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, MT 59101-6900, Phone: 406.247.7684, Email: LNafts@usbr.gov Dakotas Area Office: Mr. Arden Freitag, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: PO Box 1017, Bismarck ND 58501, Telephone: 701.221-1201, E-mail: afreitag@usbr.gov
Headquarters Office
Mike Addy
Bureau of Reclamation, 2021 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101 US
maddy@usbr.gov
Phone: (406) 247-7737
Fax: (406)247-7800
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/gp/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 18$57,100,000.00; FY 19 est $42,800,000.00; FY 20 est $17,600,000.00; FY 17$22,676,904.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $2,000 to $40,000,000 Average: $567,000
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 2017 Information not available. Funds were used to construct the new Standing Rock water treatment plant, expansion of the pipeline distribution systems for the Three Affiliated Tribes water systems, the new Spirit Lake Tribe Water Treatment Plant, and the Turtle Mountain BIA Highway 7 contract construction. Construction of new water distribution for Emmons County and Southwest Pipeline projects. Continued operation and maintenance of tribal rural water systems and GDU principal supply works.
Fiscal Year 2019 Funds were used to construct the new Twin Buttes water treatment plant and expansion of the pipeline distribution systems for the Three Affiliated Tribes water systems, for the Selfridge Tank and McLaughlin Pump Station for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and for Turtle Mountain Contract 1-4 Southeast Loop Pipeline and Belcourt Water Phase 1 construction. North Dakota State MR & I Program Construction included Cass Rural Water Leonard Emmons County Expansion, and Southwest Pipeline projects. Continued operation and maintenance of tribal rural water systems and GDU principal supply works.

 



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