Indian Tribal Water Resources Development, Management, and Protection
To increase opportunities for Indian tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water resources.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Fiscal Year 2017
Information not available. Projects were awarded for water system rehabilitation, groundwater monitoring, streamflow gaging, well drilling, water quality sampling and testing, water conservation planning, drought response planning, and water needs inventories and studies.Fiscal Year 2018
Information not available.Fiscal Year 2019
Information not available.Fiscal Year 2020
Information not available.
Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, Division D - Energy and Water Development Appropriations, Title II, Sec. 201, P. L. 108-7 (43 USC Sec. 373d)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federally recognized Indian tribes, institutions of higher education, national Indian organizations, and tribal organizations located in the 17 western States identified in the Act of June 17, 1902, as amended; specifically, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Federally recognized Indian tribes in the 17 western states.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. 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.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Bureau of Reclamation Native American Affairs Specialists in each Region will notify tribes when funds become available. They will also provide application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications. A Funding Opportunity Announcement will also be posted on Grants.gov.
All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the notification to tribes and the funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by a proposal evaluation panel comprised of Bureau of Reclamation Native American Affairs Program managers who are knowledgeable in the program area. Applications will be reviewed against the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. Reclamation will notify successful applicants as soon as possible after proposals have been reviewed and approved for award. Reclamation anticipates that contracts will be awarded under the authority of PL 93-638 as amended in accordance with federal self-determination and self-governance policies. Tribes may also request to enter into financial assistance grants or cooperative agreements.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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.
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.
How are proposals selected?
Proposed projects must be related to the development, management and protection of Indian tribal water resources.
How may assistance be used?
Increase opportunities for Indian tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water resources. Tribes may contract under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination Act (25 U.S.C. 450 et. seq.) or enter into a financial assistance agreement under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 63 et seq.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report.
Indian Tribal governments and organizations shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82. Institutions of higher education shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.953.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Projects generally last one to two years. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Pacific Northwest Region: 208-378-5008 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/pn/index.html; Mid-Pacific Region: 916-978-5194 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/mp/index.html; Lower Colorado Region: 702-293-8426 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/lc/index.html Upper Colorado Region: 801-524-3674 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/uc/index.html Great Plains Region: 406-247-7710 http://www.usbr.gov/native/regions/gp/index.html.
Native American and International Affairs Office, 1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240 US
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$3,500,000.00; FY 19 est $3,500,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$3,600,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $2,000 to $1,300,000 Average $125,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
43 CFR 12 and 2 CFR 200, 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 2017
Information not available. Sedimentation studies, water quality investigations and monitoring, geomorphic analysis, watershed data collection, irrigation project rehabilitation, watershed management planning, habitat restoration, water conservation, SCADA control systems, aquifer studies and monitoring, erosion control, and infrastructure improvement.Fiscal Year 2019
Typical activities funded under this program include needs assessments, system studies, data collection, minor repair/rehabilitation projects, preliminary engineering reports, water resource inventories, water conservation studies, SCADA system rehabilitation, infrastructure studies, and drought plans.