New Mexico Rio Grande Basin Pueblos Irrigation Infrastructure

 

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
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. 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 April 2018: Acoma – 99% Cochiti – 85% Isleta – 99% Jemez – 99% Laguna – 99% Nambe – 99% Ohkay Owingeh– 99% Picuris – 99% Pojoaque – 0% San Felipe – 99% San Ildefonso – 99% Sandia – 99% Santa Ana – 99% Santa Clara – 99% Santo Domingo – 99% Taos – 75% Tesuque – 99% Zia – 99%
Fiscal Year 2019 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 April 2018: Acoma – 99% Cochiti – 99% Isleta – 99% Jemez – 99% Laguna – 99% Nambe – 99% Ohkay Owingeh– 99% Picuris – 99% Pojoaque – 0% San Felipe – 99% San Ildefonso – 99% Sandia – 99% Santa Ana – 99% Santa Clara – 99% Santo Domingo – 99% Taos – 75% Tesuque – 99% Zia – 99%
Fiscal Year 2020 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
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government-18 New Mexico Rio Grande Pueblos only: Taos, Picuris, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sandia, Isleta, Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Zia.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government-18 New Mexico Rio Grande Pueblos only: Taos, Picuris, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sandia, Isleta, Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Zia.
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. 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.
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 eligibility requirements set forth in the authorizing legislation.
Deadlines
March 30, 2011 Submit a report to Congress on proposed projects by March 30, 2011, and complete a report update subsequently every four years. Through FY17, the underfunding continued but the report was completed at the end of the fiscal year. During FY18, the report was routed through the surnaming process. In early FY19, the report was submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review. That review is expected to be completed in FY19 and the report will then be submitted to Congress by the end of FY19. The authorizing legislation ends with FY19, unless Congress authorizes an extension .
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
Performance Reports: 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.
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. 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 assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
To be determined. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Tracey Heller 555 Broadway NE Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-462-3657, theller@usbr.gov Brian Parry, 125 South State Street Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147, 801-524-3674, bparry@usbr.gov
Headquarters Office
Kelly Titensor
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240 US
ktitensor@usbr.gov
Phone: (202)513-0558
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 18$1,000,000.00; FY 19 est $4,250,000.00; FY 20 est $1,000,000.00; FY 17$300,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $18,000 - $800,000 Average: $300,000
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. Reclamation is currently collecting survey data at Nambe, Santa Clara, and Taos.
Fiscal Year 2019 Reclamation is currently collecting survey data at Nambe, Santa Clara, and Taos. Planning, engineering and repair projects have been funded at 15 of 18 pueblos in FY19.

 



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