New Mexico Rio Grande Basin Pueblos Irrigation Infrastructure Project

 

Rehabilitate and repair irrigation infrastructure of the Rio Grande Pueblos to conserve water and help address potential conflicts over water in the Rio Grande Basin.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.559
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use; Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Since 2012, funds have been applied to the collection of survey data for the report. The following percentages of survey data have been funded and/or collected per pueblo as of January, 2015:

Acoma – 20% Cochiti – 95%
Isleta – 20% Jemez – 95%
Laguna – 95% Nambe – 0%
Ohkay Owingeh– 90% Picuris – 95%
Pojoaque – 0% San Felipe – 95%
San Ildefonso – 0% Sandia – 95%
Santa Ana – 95% Santa Clara – 50%
Santo Domingo – 95% Taos – 60%
Tesuque – 0% Zia – 30%. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
Authorization
Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, Section 9106. 123 Stat. 1304.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Funds are for two purposes: (1) to prepare a study for Congress on existing conditions and potential irrigation rehabilitation projects; and (2) to construct irrigation rehabilitation projects after the study is approved by Congress.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Funds are for two purposes: (1) to prepare a study for Congress on existing conditions and potential irrigation rehabilitation projects; and (2) to construct irrigation rehabilitation projects after the study is approved by Congress.
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
Environmental compliance for this program will be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded. Most environmental compliance is expected to be categorical exclusions. A few may result in the need for an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is 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. Each pueblo has submitted a form consenting to participate in the project, as required by the authorizing legislation.
Award Procedure
Proposed irrigation rehabilitation projects qualify and are prioritized based on eligiblilty requirements set forth in the authorizing legislation.
Deadlines
Mar 30, 2011 Submit a report to Congress on proposed projects by March 30, 2011. Congress authorized the project but did not appropriate any funds until 2012 . Only $1,397,000 out of the $4,000,000 total for the report has been appropriated thus far, with an additional $1,000,000 in a congressionally authorized fund transfer in FY 2014. Reclamation intends to complete the report in FY15, with the ability to amend it as additional funding becomes available. After Congress approves the report and appropriates funds for construction, construction will continue through 2019 or later if Congress authorizes an extension of time.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approval of the study by Congress will depend on how quickly Congress acts. Approval of individual rehabilitation projects varies depending on the amount and timing of funding appropriated by Congress.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are listed in the authorizing legislation.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are for two purposes: (1) to prepare a study for Congress on existing conditions and potential irrigation rehabilitation projects; and (2) to construct irrigation rehabilitation projects after the study is approved by Congress.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report and other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis SF-425, Federal Financial Report. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF-425, Federal Financial Report. No performance monitoring is required.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: None for the study report. For construction, the authorizing legislation requires a 25% non-federal cost share. The cost share requirements can be waived by the Secretary of the Interior due to financial hardship on the part of pueblos.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
To be determined. 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. Viola Sanchez, 555 Broadway NE Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-270-3046, vsanchez@usbr.gov
Brian Parry, 125 South State Street Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147, 801-524-3674, bparry@usbr.gov.
Headquarters Office
Matthew Duchesne 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, , Washington, District of Columbia 20240-0001 Phone: (202)513-0550
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/uc/albuq/progact/NMPueblos/index.html
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301.
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 $1,034,092; FY 15 est $650,000; and FY 16 est $300,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $40,000 - $360,000
Average: $ 661,364.
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: Reclamation is currently collecting survey data at Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, San Felipe, Santo Domingo, Taos, and Zia. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.

 



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