Platte River Recovery Implementation

 

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
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Program accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 includes: continued implementation of the PRRIP Land, Water, and Adaptive Management Plans; an interest in over 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; continued acquisition and management of water 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. The Program has completed one cycle of the Adaptive Management process related to terns and plovers this year and an alternative has been selected to implement another cycle of Adaptive Management.
Fiscal Year 2019 Continued implementation of the PRRIP Land, Water, and Adaptive Management Plans; an interest in over 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; continued acquisition and management of water 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. The Program has completed one cycle of the Adaptive Management process related to terns and plovers this year and an alternative has been selected to implement another cycle of Adaptive Management. The Program has also started the construction of a Broad Scale Recharge Project which will provide whooping crane habitat in addition to providing water for the benefit of Central Platte River threatened and endangered species.
Fiscal Year 2020 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. None.
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 location, 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.
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. 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 assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance is set forth in the current cooperative agreement. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Torrington Field Office, PO Box 950, Torrington, WY 82240
Headquarters Office
Brock Merrill
Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, P.O. Box 36900
Billings, MT 59107 US
bmerrill@usbr.gov
Phone: (307) 532-1093
Website Address
http://www.platteriverprogram.org
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$13,348,368.00; FY 19 est $12,061,449.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$19,674,308.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $1,000,000 to $22,000,000 Average $16,605,536.00
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. Examples of funded projects include: participating in invasive species management and biomass clearing project to improve channel capacity; implementing projects 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 and implement water projects and water leases which will provide water for the benefit of threatened and endangered species.
Fiscal Year 2019 Examples of funded projects include: participating in invasive species management and biomass clearing project to improve channel capacity; implementing projects 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 and implement water projects and water leases which will provide water for the benefit of threatened and endangered species.

 



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