Lake Mead/Las Vegas Wash

 

The objective of this program is to develop and implement management strategies for the Las Vegas Wash to improve water quality, habitat integrity, and reduce the salinity and sediment transport while providing environmental enhancement and recreational opportunities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.540
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. Program accomplishments include completed bank protection at the Calico Ridge, Rainbow Gardens, Pabco, Powerline Crossing, Bostick and Historic Lateral weirs along approximately 6,700 feet of bank throughout the Wash; revegetated approximately 47 acres with native plants; ongoing activities including biological resource studies, revegetation site landscape design and monitoring, archaeological investigations, water quality monitoring and monitoring of threatened and endangered bird species. Comprehensive cultural resource investigations at various site occurred, which will ensure protection of these sites into the future.
Fiscal Year 2019 Program accomplishments include erosion control and bank-line stabilization at Archery weir, Silverbowl weir, DU wetlands No. 1 weir and DU Wetlands. No. 2 weir and light work on Tropicana weir. Large vegetation and sediment will be taken from selected locations in the wash and disposed of in predetermined stockpiles adjacent to the Wash or hauled off site. Ongoing activities including biological resource studies, revegetation site landscape design and monitoring, archaeological investigations, water quality monitoring and monitoring of threatened and endangered bird species. Comprehensive cultural resource investigations continue to occur at sites throughout the wash to ensure protection of these sites into the future.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Authorization
Public Law 106-541, Water Resources Development Act of 2000, December 11, 2000; as amended, and Energy and Water Appropriations Acts.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), a Special District Government.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and the General Public.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
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. 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.
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 for Information for Construction Projects, Standard Form 424D, Assurance 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 grants.gov is not necessary. This is a cost share program.
Award Procedure
For grant agreements awarded as a component of the eligible beneficiary (SNWA) and project, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and funded under Public Law 106-541 and subsequent amendments, all Federal rules, regulations, and agency specific guidelines for awarded procedures will be followed.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
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.
Appeals
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.
Renewals
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 SNWA must submit written requests for renewals or extensions director to the Program Manager for approval, at least 45 days prior to the expiration of the specific project 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?
The Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee has decided that the SNWA will be the lead agency for receiving funding for this program due to the high costs and types of environmental improvement and enhancement, and ability to maintain restoration projects. The Las Vegas Wash Program plays an important role in environmental and water resource issues in Southern Nevada. Historically, the Las Vegas was an ephemeral stream carrying storm flows from the Las Vegas Valley to Lake Mead and the Colorado River. Urban development over the past 60 years has resulted in the formation of the wetlands that helped remove nutrients from these wastewater flows. As the rate of discharges increased, erosion also increased, gradually destroying the existing natural treatment systems and wildlife habitat and creating a large delta in the Las Vegas Bay of Lake Mead. Accelerating erosion, declining water quality, and loss habitat are some of the more pressing issues. Proposals submitted will be reviewed and awarded based on priority fulfillment of the 44 action items identified in the Plan and the availability of funding appropriations.
How may assistance be used?
The Secretary of the Interior shall continue to participate in implementation of the Project at the Las Vegas Wash and Lake Mead in accordance with the Comprehensive Adaptive Management Plan (Plan): Provided, that issuance of any such grants shall not modify the cost sharing requirements provided in section 529(b) of Public Law 106-541.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the on an annual basis Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Reports; and other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.
Auditing
Not applicable.
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 voluntary. In accordance with Section 529(b) of Public Law 106-541, the cost share for the SNWA is 35 percent, Reclamation’s is 65 percent, and the authorized appropriated amount is limited to a ceiling of $30,000,000.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
There are no specific restrictions for these projects; however, most of the projects are awarded for a 1 to 3 year period and funded on a year-by-year basis. No projects exceed a 5 year period. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Resources Management Office, P.O. Box 61470, Boulder City, Nevada 89006. Telephone: (702) 293-8171.
Headquarters Office
John Ladd
Bureau of Reclamation, Resources Management Office, P.O. Box 61470
Boulder City, NV 89006 US
jladd@usbr.gov
Phone: (702) 293-8171
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$300,000.00; FY 19 est $300,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$300,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $384,510.93 Average $101,106.40
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. Examples of funded projects include Water Quality Monitoring in the LVW Mainstream and Tributaries; LVW T&E and Aquatic Bird Species Monitoring; LVW Coordination Committee Program Management; LVW Archaeological Investigations; LVW Revegetation Implementation, and Monitoring.
Fiscal Year 2019 Examples of funded projects include Water Quality Monitoring in the LVW Mainstream and Tributaries; LVW T&E and Aquatic Bird Species Monitoring; LVW Coordination Committee Program Management; LVW Archaeological Investigations; LVW Revegetation Implementation, and Monitoring.

 



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