Navajo-Gallup Water Supply

 

To provide financial assistance to design and construct portions of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (Project).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.552
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. Under the agreement with the City, construction on Reach 27.5 started in FY2014 (Nov 2013) and was substantially completed on 1/29/15. Final inspection occurred in April 2015. All close-out documents and final payments have been submitted, reviewed, and processed as of May 2017. Construction on Reach 13 started in FY2014 (July 2014) and was substantially completed on 8/30/16. Final inspection occurred in July 2017. All close-out documents have been submitted and final payments are expected by Spring 2018. Construction on Reach 27.6 started in October 2016, and was substantially completed on 10/26/17. Final inspection is expected by Spring 2018. Construction on R27.7A & R27.13 started in FY2018 (Nov 2017). The percentage of work completed to date is approximately 15%, with substantial completion expected by May 2019. Under the agreement with the Nation, construction on Reaches 24.1 and 25 started in FY2015 (January 2015). Final inspection with substantial completion occurred as of 3/31/17. All close-out documents and final payments have been submitted, reviewed, and processed as of January 2018. Construction on Reach 24.1 (JAN) is expected to start in early April 2018. Reaches 26.1 and 26.2 had completion of 100% final design/specs on 1/24/18. Construction is expected to start in June/July 2018 with substantial completion by August 2019. Environmental and cultural resources compliance continues on both agreements with the City and Nation, with some compliance concurrence delays affecting construction schedules. Under the agreement for development of Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs) with the Nation work on the 1st grouping of PERs is approximately 75% complete as of end of December 2017. Work on the 2nd grouping of PERs work is approximately 10% complete. All agreement work is expected to be completed by September 2018. Under the projected new agreement award with the Nation for design, construction, and oversight of Reaches 10.1 – 10.3 and 12.3, preliminary development work for an estimated budget has begun and Grants.gov application forms (SF-424s) are in process by the Nation as well.
Fiscal Year 2019 Under the agreement with the City of Gallup, the following are milestones and accomplishments: • Construction on Reaches 27.5, 13, 27.6, 27.7A, and 27.13 are all substantially completed with approved final inspections. • Construction on Reach 27.9 was recently awarded and is expected to start in Summer 2019, with substantial completion expected by January 2020. • All other Reach work continues to be in design, engineering, right-of-way stages with environmental and cultural work progressing as required. Under the three (3) agreements with the Navajo Nation, the following are milestones and accomplishments: • Construction on Reaches 24.1 and 25 are both substantially completed with approved final inspections. • Construction on Reaches 24.1 (JAN), 26.1, and 26.2 all started in 2018. Work is in progress with substantial completion expected by year end 2019. • Construction on Reach 26.3 is expected to start in Summer 2019, with substantial completion expected in Summer 2020. • All other Reach work (on the Cutter, Crownpoint, and Window Rock laterals) continues to be in design, engineering, right-of-way stages with environmental and cultural work progressing as required. • Engineering work on selected connection plans associated with the Project is approximately 80% complete and final completion is expected by September 2019.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Authorization
Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section 10602 (a)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Native American Organization (Navajo Nation) Local governments (City of Gallup New Mexico) Profit organization(s) Private nonprofit institution(s)/organization(s)
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government (Navajo Nation) Local Governments (City of Gallup New Mexico)
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. A Planning Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision has been completed.
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
Reclamation has awarded, on a non-competitive basis, four (4) agreements - one (1) with the City of Gallup and three (3) with the Navajo Nation. A fourth new agreement is in draft process and expected to be awarded with the Navajo Nation by September 2018.
Deadlines
No new awards are projected.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 - 120 days.
Appeals
None.
Renewals
None.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The Project is the cornerstone of San Juan River Basin in New Mexico Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement Agreement. In general, financial assistance may be provided to profit or non-profit entities to design and construct portions of the Project. Specifically, financial assistance may be provided to the Navajo Nation (Nation) and City of Gallup, New Mexico (City) to design and construct portions of the Project to provide water deliveries to Navajo and City water distribution systems. Financial assistance may be specifically directed to the Nation and City because they are uniquely qualified to perform the design and construction work; will own and operate Project facilities; and, legislative authority exists to provide this financial assistance to the Nation and City.
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 quarterly 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
Not applicable.
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
2010 to 2024 Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Upper Colorado Region, Four Corner Construction Office; Dianne Paxton, dpaxton@usbr.gov, 970-385-6547. Headquarters Office; Barry Longwell, blongwell@usbr.gov; Pat Page, ppage@usbr.gov; 505-324-2001
Headquarters Office
Barry Longwell
FCCO 100, Four Corners Construction Office, 1235 La Plata Highway
Farmington, NM 87401 US
blongwell@usbr.gov
Phone: (505) 324-5001
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 18$50,946,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$1,806,336.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $499,985 - $50,946,000 Average: $19,184,662 from FY11-FY18
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. Prior year obligations to the City’s agreement provided funding for Reaches 27.5, 13, 27.6, 27.7, 27.9, 27.10, 27.11, 27.12 and R27.13. In FY2015-FY2017, reimbursements were paid for work costs related to environmental work, cultural resources clearances, and final design work, as well as construction contract costs for Reaches 27.5, 13, 27.6, 27.7A and 27.13. Prior year obligations, to the Navajo Nation’s agreement provided funding for Reaches 24.1, 24.1 (JAN), 24.1 (LYB), 25 and 26. In FY2015-FY2017, reimbursements were paid for costs related to final design work, environmental and cultural resources clearance, as well as construction contract costs for Reaches 24.1 and 25.
Fiscal Year 2019 Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 funded projects under the agreement with the City of Gallup are for design, construction, and oversight of the Project’s Gallup Regional System including; Reaches 27.7A, 27.7B, 27.9, 27.10, 27.11, 27.12 and R27.13. From FY2012-FY2018, reimbursements were paid for work costs related to design, engineering, right-of-way, environmental, and cultural resources work, as well as construction contract costs for Reaches 27.5, 13, 27.6, 27.7A, and 27.13. Fiscal year 2018 and 2019 funded projects under the three (3) agreements with the Navajo Nation are for design, construction, and oversight of the Project’s Cutter Lateral including; Reaches 24.1, 24.1 (JAN), 24.1 (LYB), 25,and 26, as well as, the Crownpoint and Window Rock Laterals including; Reaches 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, and 12.3. Additionally, funding was provided for engineering work on selected connection plans associated with the Project. From FY2013-FY2018, reimbursements were paid for costs related to design, engineering, right-of-way, environmental, and cultural resources work, as well as construction contract costs for Reaches 24.1, 24.1 (JAN), 25, 26.1 and 26.2.

 



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