Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation


The MSCP?s purposes are: (1) Protect the lower Colorado River environment while ensuring the certainty of existing river water and power operations, (2) Address the needs of threatened and endangered wildlife under the Endangered Species Act, and (3) Reduce the likelihood of listing additional species along the lower Colorado River.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
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. Implementation of LCR MSCP conservation measures. Completed yearly research and monitoring for bird, bat mammal and fish species. Thirteen agreements awarded or modified contributed to over 280,000 native fish stocked, and 5,700 acres of riparian habitat established and managed.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 200, Public Law 111-11, Title IX, Section 9401-9404.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local governments, nonprofit organizations and institutions, public and private institutions and organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, for-profit organizations, and Native American Organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/general public, governmental entities, Tribal governments, Native American organizations, and/or public or private organizations in the specific project area.
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 eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. 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. Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 Days.
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?
Need to meet LCR MSCP requirements for implementation of conservation measures outlined in the Habitat Conservation Plan. This can be found at http://www.lcrmscp.gov
How may assistance be used?
The planning area for the LCR MSCP is defined as areas up to and including the full-pool elevations of Lakes Mead, Mohave, and Havasu and the historical floodplain of the Colorado River from Lake Mead downstream to the Southerly International Boundary with Mexico. The planning area provides habitat for Covered Species listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA; additionally there are region specific species that are inclusive of this program. Visit http://www.lcrmscp.gov for specific information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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
Projects are generally awarded for 1 to 3 years. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
John Swett, MSCP Program Manager, PO Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006, 702-293-8555
Headquarters Office
John Swett
PO Box 61470
Boulder City, NV 89006 US
Phone: (702) 293-8555
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17$1,509,950.00; FY 18 est $1,665,000.00; FY 19 est $1,665,000.00;
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $1,739 to $285,374 Average: $ 1,613,317
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 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. See annual work plan at http://www.lcrmscp.gov. Research and monitoring for various fish, and bird species and for research for habitat restoration. Yuma East Wetlands (YEW) Cooperative Agreement to maintain YEW Conservation Area; Laguna Conservation Area Cooperative Agreement to design Laguna; Grant for riparian bird habitat associations.


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