Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

 

Implementation of the Platte River Recovery Program Cooperative Agreement which implements certain aspects of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recovery plans for four target species (interior least tern, whooping crane, piping plover and pallid sturgeon) listed as threatened or endangered pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.544
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Continued implementation of the PRRIP Land, Water, and Adaptive Management Plans; a total of approximately 10,000 acres of land has been obtained for habitat through various purchase and lease agreements; PRRIP monitoring protocols for species and habitat continue to be implemented on an annual basis; acquired additional lands for the benefit of target species; completed work on habitat analysis; and completed projects that enhance/improve habitat for the benefit of the target species. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
Authorization
Section 515 of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-229).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Legislation authorizes the agreement. The term ‘‘Agreement’’ means the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Cooperative
Agreement entered into by the Governors of the States of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado and the Secretary.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public, irrigation and/or water districts, State and local entities, farmers and ranchers, agricultural producers, property owners, municipal water users, and power users.
Credentials/Documentation
None. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. 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. The recipient submits annual work plans and budgets.
Award Procedure
The cooperative agreement is modified to implement annual work plan and reserve additional funds.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
No new proposals are accepted at this time. Currently all projects are funded through a long-term cooperative agreement with the Nebraska Community Foundation.
How may assistance be used?
To be used for projects to implement the PRRIP. For further information, please contact the regional office.
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. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis the SF 425, Federal Financial Report. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF 425, Federal Financial Report. 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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%. Per authorizing legislation, the States of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming shall contribute not less than 50% of the total contributions necessary to carry out the PRRIP.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance is set forth in the current cooperative agreement. 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. Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office, P.O. Box 1630, Mills, WY 82644.
Headquarters Office
John Lawson, Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, P.O. Box 36900, Billings, Montana 59107-6900 Phone: (307) 261-5671 Fax: (307) 261-5683.
Website Address
http://www.platteriverprogram.org
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $22,452,413; FY 15 est $14,777,000; and FY 16 est $17,122,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range$8,000,000 to $17,000,000
Average$ 18,117,138.
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: Examples of funded projects include: participating in biomass clearing project to improve channel capacity; implementing project to increase North Platte River channel capacity downstream of Lake McConaughy; PRRIP Database management; whooping crane stopover site evaluations study; FSM “Proof of Concept” studies; the continuation of a public access partnership with the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission to allow for limited public access to Program owned lands; and continued funding the implementation of aspects of land, water, and adaptive management plans, including habitat restoration and species monitoring activities. The Program is also continuing to evaluate other water projects and water leases which could provide water for the benefit of threatened and endangered species. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.

 



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