Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System


The purpose of this act is to ensure a safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supply for the citizens of Judith Basin, Wheatland, Golden Valley, Musselshell, and portions of Yellowstone and Fergus counties in the state of Montana.

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 2023 Construction on Phase 2A is scheduled to begin in June 2023. Construction activities will continue into 2024. Planning and design activities have begun on Phase 4.
Public Law 116th-116-260
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Central Montana Regional Water Authority
Beneficiary Eligibility
Citizens of Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Richland, Judith Basin, Wheatland, Golden Valley, Fergus, Yellowstone, and Musselshell Counties in the State of Montana; and McKenzie County, North Dakota.
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.
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 Missouri Basin Region finalizes the amendments.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Grantees are required to update their work plan and submit a current year budget annually.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funding to be awarded to Central Montana Regional Water Authority for the planning, design, and construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit Program Performance Reports at least annually during the term of agreement. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report.
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 is mandatory. 35%. The Federal share of the costs relating to the planning, design, and construction of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System shall not exceed 65 percent of the total cost of the Musselshell-Judith Rural Water System.

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. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Ryan Newman
P.O. Box 30137
Billings, MT 59101 USA
Phone: 406-247-7298
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$37,000,000.00; FY 23 est $25,000,000.00; FY 24 est $30,000,000.00; FY 21$0.00; - Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22 Estimate Not Available FY 23 est $35,000,000.00; FY 24 Estimate Not Available - Rural Water Construction Funding
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
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 2022 Construction of Phase II of the Rural Water System. This includes construction of core pipeline, with a connection to Phase 1 construction, extending to the community of Roundup Montana, in an effort to endure a safe and adequate municipal, rural, and industrial water supply for the citizens of Judith Basin, Wheatland, Golden Valley, Musselshell, and portions of Yellowstone and Fergus counties in the State of Montana.


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