Integrated Regional Water Plan for the Central Valley of California


The California Water Institute at Fresno State University (Institute) has been authorized under federal law, acting through the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) “to conduct a study regarding the coordination and integration of sub-regional integrated regional water management plans into a unified Integrated Regional Water Management Plan” for the eight counties and two hydrologic basins that encompass the San Joaquin Valley that would address issues related to: water quality; water supply (both surface, ground water banking, and brackish water desalination); water conveyance; water reliability; water conservation and efficient use (by distribution systems and by end users); flood control; water resource-related environmental enhancement; and population growth.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: The adoption of a new groundwater ordinance in Stanislaus County and construction of an ordinance in Merced County. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
Public Law 111-11, Title X Part II, Section 10101, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, 2009; Public Law 111-85, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2010.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
California Water Institute at California State University, Fresno. Education and Research Center.
Beneficiary Eligibility
California Water Institute and the General Public.
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
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. A Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Projects, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Projects, Standard Form 424C, Budget Information for Construction Projects, Standard Form 424D, Assurances for Construction Projects, Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, and written proposals should be submitted via hard-copy, directly to the Program Manager and include: a title, background, objectives, performance schedule, points of contact, most current audit and indirect cost documentation, corrective action plan if needed, any other documentation that is directly associated with the Projects. Funding is authorized, mandatory, so posting on is not necessary.
Award Procedure
For Grant Agreements awarded as a component of the eligible beneficiary (SCCAO) and project, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and authorized under Public Law 111-85 and subsequent amendments, all Federal rules, regulations, and agency specific guidelines for awarded procedures will be followed.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Award time varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after receipt of the application forms and proposal submissions, and rely on the passing of a fiscal year appropriations bill for the availability of authorized funds.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, upon request, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The SCCAO must submit written requests for renewals or extensions directly to the Program Manager for approval, at least 45 days prior to the expiration of the specific projects agreement. Once the term of the project is expired, no renewal or extension will be approved, due to non-compliance with the terms and conditions of the specific projects agreement.
How are proposals selected?
Study area was the San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region, as defined by DWR Bulleting 160-05 Volume 3 Chapter 7 & 8. Secretary of the Interior shall provide direct financial assistance to California Water Institute, per P.L. 111-11.
How may assistance be used?
The Integrated Regional Water Management Plan developed for the two hydrologic basins that encompass the San Joaquin Valley shall serve as a guide for the counties in the study area described in Section 10101(a)(2) to use as a mechanism to address and solve long-term water needs in a sustainable and equitable manner.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the 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 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. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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
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
December 31, 2015. 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. Lands Management Division
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
1243 "N" Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Office: (559) 487-5049.
Headquarters Office
Land Management Division U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
1243 "N" Street , Fresno, California 93721 Phone: (559) 487-5049
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $79,562; and FY 16 est $0 - No funding budgeted per se for this CFDA, but additional write-in funding possible. Leave CFDA open for FY2014.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range$ 50,000 to $ 200,000
Average$ 26,521.
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: Implementation of the Stanislaus County groundwater ordinance. Development of an additional groundwater ordinance for Merced county in response to subsidence issues near Highway 152. Fiscal Year 2015: Funded projects included Shafter-Wasco canal pump station upgrades, the Arvin-Edison continuation of the groundwater banking program, and Delano-Earlimart partnering with neighboring Districts to form a small storage association for capture of excess rain waters flowing to a saline sink. Fiscal Year 2016: No available information.


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