Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project

 

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
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Construction on Reach 27.5 started in FY2014 (Nov 2013) and was substantially completed by December 2014. Construction on Reach 13 started in FY2014 (July 2014) and is 60% completed as of December 2014. The Navajo Nation issued a notice of award in Sept 2014 for construction of Reaches 24.1 and 25 and the pre-construction meeting was held in December 2014. Environmental and cultural resources compliance continues on both agreements. An Agreement for development of Preliminary Engineering Reports (PERs) with the Navajo Nation beganwas drafted in FY2014. This agreement, for approximately $500,000, is anticipated to be executed in FY2015.,. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: 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
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
A Planning Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision has been completed. Environmental impact information is not 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. 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 will award, on a non-competitive basis, three agreements with the City of Gallup and the Navajo Nation.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Approximately 90 days.
Appeals
None.
Renewals
None.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The Project is a component of a water right settlement with the Navajo Nation. 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 ultimately 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
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. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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 formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. All Project construction costs allocated to the Nation are nonreimbursable. There will be no Nation matching or cost share associated with this financial assistance. See Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section10604 (a) (3).

The City is obligated to pay, with interest, 25 to 35 percent of Project construction costs allocated to the City based on the ability of the City to pay. There will be no City matching or cost share associated with this financial assistance. See Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section10604 (b) (3).
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
2010 to 2024. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Upper Colorado Region, Four Corner Construction Office, Pat Page (COTR), ppage@usbr.gov, 505-324-5027.
Headquarters Office
Barry Longwell, FCCO 100, Four Corners Construction Office, 103 Everett Street, Durango, Colorado 81303 Email: blongwell@usbr.gov Phone: (505) 325-1794 Fax: (505) 326-4388.
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 $25,762,967; FY 15 est $16,644,104; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $871,931 - $ 16,459,249
Average:$ 14,135,690.
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 2014: Obligations in FY2013 and FY2014 to the City’s agreement provided funding for Reaches 27.6, 27.7, 27.9, 27.10, 27.11, 27.12 and R27.13. Reimbursements were paid for work costs related to environmental and cultural resources clearances, as well as final designs, and construction contract costs for Reach 27.5 and 13. Obligations in FY2013 and FY2014 to the Navajo Nation provided funding for Reaches 24.1, 24.1 (JAN), 24.1 (LYB), 25 and 26. Reimbursements were paid for work costs related to design work and environmental and cultural resources clearance for Reaches 24.1, 24.1 (JAN),25, and 26. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.

 



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