Increasing Public Awareness of Recreational Opportunities at Reclamation Reservoirs for Physically Challenged and Disadvantaged Children

 

To provide opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children to use and enjoy public waters and related lands; to assist Reclamation in meeting its goal to provide accessible programs, facilities and activities to create a positive outdoor experience for all citizens; to increase awareness of all the participants (parents/caregivers, sportsmen, partners, volunteers) to the capabilities of disabled and disadvantaged children; and to provide educational opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children to learn more about fish and water as natural resources.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.550
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The program provided opportunities to 179 disabled and disadvantaged children who participated in 6 events during 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
Authorization
Take Pride in America (TPIA) Public Law 101-628 (16 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) and the TPIA Delegation Agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation dated September 22, 2008.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are State governments, County governments, City or townships governments, Special districts governments, Independent school districts, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments(federally recognized), Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American tribal organization(other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Non-Profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Survive (IRS), other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Individuals, Small businesses.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Disabled and disadvantaged children.
Credentials/Documentation
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
Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded. This may result in the need for an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is 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. 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.
Award Procedure
For grant and cooperative agreements awarded and funded through Public Law 101-628 (16 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) and the TPIA Delegation Agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation dated September 22, 2008, and subsequent amendments, all Federal rules, regulations, and agency specific guidelines for awarding procedures will be followed.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.
Appeals
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Renewals
Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
TPIA has delegated authority to Reclamation to carry out a Program to instill in the public the importance of the appropriate use of and appreciation for Reclamation facilities. Eligible activities under the Delegation are limited to activities authorized under the TPIA. Such activities may include events designed to increase public awareness of recreational opportunities at Reclamation reservoirs, for physically challenged and disadvantaged children as well as other members of the public, and may also include financial assistance agreements to eligible entities for the purpose of carrying out the Program. For further information, please contact the regional office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
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. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit SF-425, Federal Financial Reporton an annual basis. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF-425, Federal Financial Report. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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.
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
5 years. 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. Bureau of Reclamation
Wilson Orvis, Grants Officer
Email address: worvis@usbr.gov
Telephone number: 303-445-2444
Financial Assistance Services 84-27850
P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225.
Headquarters Office
Wilson Orvis Bureau of Reclamation, Acquisition and Assistance Management Division, Mail Code 84-27850, P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225 Email: worvis@usbr.gov Phone: (303)445-2444 Fax: (303)445-6344
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-300.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $70,129; FY 15 est $125,000; and FY 16 est $125,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $ 100,000 - 125,000
Average:$ 106,709.
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: Fishing events for special needs children at 20 different Reclamation owned managed reservoirs servicing over 800 children. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.

 



Federal Grants Resources