Lake Tahoe Regional Wetlands Development

 

To assist in addressing the past degradation of Lake Tahoe and its watershed by undertaking projects to meet the environmental thresholds as defined in the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency?s Environmental Improvement Program (EIP). The environmental thresholds of interest include water quality, soil conservation, wildlife, fisheries and vegetation. To achieve environmental restoration in the Lake Tahoe basin, funded activities may include project planning and implementation, program coordination and management, surveys, monitoring, and public outreach.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.543
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. Fiscal years 2017 through 2019: Only assistance agreements that pertain to the completion of existing projects, or pass through funding, have been awarded in recent years, and only as funding is available, however passage of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2016 may provide future appropriations. Program accomplishments for open agreements with State and local governmental entities for activities associated with the EIP at Lake Tahoe include wetland (river, stream, marsh, meadow) restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring.
Fiscal Year 2018 Only assistance agreements that pertain to the completion of existing projects have been awarded in recent years, and only as funding is available. Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2016 may provide future appropriations. Program accomplishments for open agreements with State and local governmental entities for activities associated with the EIP at Lake Tahoe include wetland (river, stream) restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring.
Fiscal Year 2019 Only assistance agreements that pertain to the completion of existing projects have been awarded in recent years, and only as funding is available. Lake Tahoe Restoration Act of 2016 may provide future appropriations. Program accomplishments for open agreements with State and local governmental entities for activities associated with the EIP at Lake Tahoe include wetland (river, stream) restoration planning, implementation, and monitoring.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Authorization
Title II, Division D, Public Law 108-7, Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, Water and Related Resources: “Provided further, That the Bureau of Reclamation is authorized hereafter to negotiate and enter into financial assistance agreements with public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions for activities under the Lake Tahoe Regional Wetlands Development Program: Provided further, That the costs associated with such activities will be nonreimbursable.”
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals), Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals, Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals), Other public institution/organization, Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments, Small business (less than 500 employees), Profit organization, Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals), Quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization, Other private institutions/organizations, State,Native American Organizations (includes lndian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations) State and local agencies, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments, profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, other private institutions/organizations, and educational or scientific organizations may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Awards made under this program are intended to benefit the public by maintaining and improving the environmental quality in general, and water quality in particular, of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Credentials/Documentation
2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
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 coordination is required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending upon the specific project funded. This may result in the need for a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance document as well as compliance with other applicable laws and permits 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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.
Award Procedure
All applications will be initially screened by Bureau of Reclamation personnel for eligibility and compliance with regional priorities, project continuation need, and relevancy to program objectives. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by the issuing office. Qualified experts from the Bureau of Reclamation will review applications against 2 CFR 200, and any additional review factors. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the number of proposals received and the complexity of the project. Generally, offices review and select proposals for award within 12 months of proposal submission.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Previously funded projects may be eligible for extension. 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?
Criteria used for selecting a recipient are based on regional priorities, project continuation need, balanced and informed review of a technical proposal, budget proposal, and relevancy to program objectives.
How may assistance be used?
All activities are environmental improvement projects to enhance or restore water quality and conditions for species and habitats in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The amount of funding available for projects is highly variable from year to year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on a semi-annual basis: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) 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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Agreements are typically awarded for periods of 1 to 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Rosemary Stefani, Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way (Mail Code 152), Sacramento, CA 95825. (916) 978-5045
Headquarters Office
Rosemary Stefani
Bureau of Reclamation, 2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825 US
rstefani@usbr.gov
Phone: (916) 978-5045
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/mp
Financial Information
Account Identification
17-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$150,000.00; FY 19 est $150,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$150,000.00; - There are currently no funds available for public financial assistance. There are only funds to administer existing financial assistance agreements for this program.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $0 to $150,000 Average: $100,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS. This document may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. Fiscal years 2016 through 2017: Grants and cooperative agreements with entities for wetland planning, construction, and monitoring of stream environment zone (SEZ) restoration of Rosewood Creek on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe as well as Upper Truckee River and Marsh and Tahoe Pines Campground, on the California side. These and other previously funded projects will provide incremental progress towards meeting the environmental threshold goals of the EIP.
Fiscal Year 2018 Grants with entities for wetland planning, construction, and monitoring of continued stream environment zone (SEZ) restoration of Rosewood Creek on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe as well as the Upper Truckee River, on the California side of the lake.
Fiscal Year 2019 Grants with entities for wetland planning, construction, and monitoring of continued stream environment zone (SEZ) restoration of Rosewood Creek on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe as well as the Upper Truckee River, on the California side of the lake.

 



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