Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project

 

To ensure a safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supply for the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian, Rosebud Indian, and Lower Brule Indian Reservations in South Dakota; to assist the citizens of Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Pennington, and Stanley Counties, South Dakota, to develop safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies; to promote the implementation of water conservation programs at these locations; to provide certain benefits to fish, wildlife, and the natural environment of South Dakota; and in consultation with the Oglala, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes, to conduct feasibility studies on the need to develop water disposal facilities and systems and rehabilitate existing waste water disposal facilities and systems on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Indian Reservations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.522
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information is not available. Construction of pipeline distribution systems on the Pine Ridge Reservation and Rosebud Reservation were substantially completed in 2016. The operation, maintenance and replacement of the three tribal rural water systems continued through fiscal year 2018.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Construction of pipeline distribution systems on the Pine Ridge Reservation and Rosebud Reservation were substantially completed in 2016. The operation, maintenance and replacement of the three tribal rural water systems continued through fiscal year 2018. Small maintenance and replacement projects include realignments, leak repairs, and treatment tube settler replacements.
Fiscal Year 2020 No Information Available.
Authorization
Mni Wiconi Rural Project Act of 1988, Public Law 100-516, as amended; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act of 1994, Title VIII, Mni Wiconi Act Amendments of 1994, Public Law 103-434
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
West River/Lyman-Jones Water Systems; the Oglala, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Sioux Tribes; and non-Federal entity or entities. Section 3(b) of Public Law 100-516 states "the Secretary, with the concurrence of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, shall enter into agreements with the appropriate non-Federal entity or entities for planning, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining and replacing the Oglala Sioux Rural Water Supply System."
Beneficiary Eligibility
The citizens of the southwest quarter of the State of South Dakota, including the Oglala, Rosebud, and Lower Brule Indian Reservations.
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. Preapplication is not required. Depending on the project, an environmental impact assessment or statement may be required.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. At the present time, program funding is limited to amendments of existing agreements. Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually.
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 modifications. Responsibilities for needs assessments, feasibility and environmental studies, design, conservation measures and administration are to be included in agreements negotiated under this authority.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds have been expended for this program. 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.
How are proposals selected?
The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering reports, and the appropriation ceiling.
How may assistance be used?
Agreements are limited to planning, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and replacing the Oglala Sioux, the Rosebud, and the Lower Brule Sioux Rural Water Supply Systems; and for planning and construction of the West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System. 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 on an 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 is voluntary. The Federal share of tribal projects is 100 percent. The Federal share of the West River/Lyman Jones projects is 80 percent. (Public Law 103-434, Section 805).

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The current sunset date for the Mni Wiconi Project is September 30, 2019. 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: 701.250.1200, E-mail: afreitag@usbr.gov
Headquarters Office
Linda Parker
Bureau of Reclamation, 2021 4th Avenue North, PO Box 36900,
Billings, MT 59107-6900 US
lparker@usbr.gov
Phone: 406.247.7789
Fax: 406-247-7800
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 18$13,874,999.00; FY 19 est $13,475,000.00; FY 20 est $13,475,000.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $ 50,000 to $ 20,000,000 Average $ 12,000,000
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. The Mni Wiconi Project constructed primarily rural water pipeline conveyance and distribution systems.
Fiscal Year 2018 The Mni Wiconi Project constructed primarily rural water pipeline conveyance and distribution systems. Special FY18 funded projects include 800,000 gallon water tower construction.

 



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