Lewis and Clark Rural Water System

 

To provide safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies, mitigation of wetland areas and water conservation for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, and northwestern Iowa.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.520
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. Completion of the following contracts Treated Water Pipeline Segment MN-3B, Rock County Pump Station and Meter Building, Rock County Reservoir, Lime Sludge Drying Beds Dewatering System, and Madison Service Line Segments 1 and 5.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Authorization
Fiscal Year 2000, Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriations Act, Division B, Chapter 3, Title IV, Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Public Law 106-246
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Lewis and Clark Rural Water Supply System, Inc., and its member entities (rural water systems and municipalities the meet the requirements for membership in the Lewis and Clark Rural Water Supply System, Inc.).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Fifteen communities and 5 rural water systems in Lake, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Lincoln, Clay, and Union Counties, in southeastern South Dakota; Rock and Nobles Counties, in Southwestern Minnesota; and Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien Dickinson, and Clay Counties, in northwestern Iowa.
Credentials/Documentation
The project requires submission of a final engineering report, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, a plan for water conservation and mitigation plans for fish and wildlife losses in accordance with Section 4104 of the Act.
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 was not required. An environmental impact statement was 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. Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually. The recipient must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with (1) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the applicants, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, types of personnel implementing the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timelines, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation; and (2) Detailed project cost proposals, including budgets with estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, and the values of any in-kind contributions of goods and services.
Award Procedure
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region finalizes the amendments.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Grantees are required to update their work plan and submit a current year budget annually.
How are proposals selected?
The scope of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling. Reclamation will allocate funds based on the recently implemented funding criteria.
How may assistance be used?
This project is for the planning and construction of a bulk water supply system to provide municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies, mitigation of wetland areas and water conservation for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, and northwestern Iowa. Mitigation of wetlands areas have been incorporated into the project. Congress has specifically authorized the Secretary of the Interior to administer this project in southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. At the present time, no new project awards are being made under this authority. Funding is only available for continuation of existing agreements.
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 during the term of agreement Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report.
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. The Federal share of the project is 80 percent; except that Federal funds for the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, shall be 50 percent of the incremental cost to the city of participation in the project. (Public Law 106-246, Section 4108).

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding will be available until all appropriated funds have been expended for this program, or at such time the Grants Officer declares construction of the project complete. Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement. As of September 30, 2017, the federal appropriation ceiling as prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation was $443,046,000 and the projected cost ceiling from all funding sources was $549,125,000. The amount and timing of disbursement of assistance is based on progress and need. Payments will be made using the Automated Standard Application for Payment (ASAP). Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Dakotas Area Office: Mr. Arden Freitag, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: PO Box 1017, Bismarck ND 58501, Telephone: 701.221-1201, E-mail: afreitag@usbr.gov.
Headquarters Office
Lindsey Nafts,
Buruea of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street
Billings, MT 59101-6900 US
LNafts@usbr.gov
Phone: (406) 247-7684.
Website Address
http://www.lcrws.org/.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$15,255,840.00; FY 19 est $14,900,000.00; FY 20 est $100,000.00; FY 17$9,522,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $2,432,000.00 to $ 8,775,000.00 Average $5,000,000
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. Construction of pipelines from 6 to 54-inches in diameter, 38 MGD water treatment plants, wells and well houses, ground and elevated storage reservoirs, meter houses, pump stations and appurtenant SCADA systems.
Fiscal Year 2019 Construction of pipelines from 6 to 54-inches in diameter, 38 MGD water treatment plants, wells and well houses, ground and elevated storage reservoirs, meter houses, pump stations and appurtenant SCADA systems.

 


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