Providing Water to At-Risk Natural Desert Terminal Lakes

 

All funding has been obligated. If additional funding is realized, Reclamation will fund various activities for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes to provide water and assistance to a terminal lake to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.508
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. Through the end of Fiscal Year 2017, from the $525 million of available DTL Program funding, approximately $524 million has been obligated to Native American Tribes, federal, state and local agencies, non-profits, higher education and others and for program administration. The funding is used for environmental and conservation activities that affect Pyramid, Summit, and Walker lakes and associated watersheds in Nevada and California.
Fiscal Year 2018 $1,850,000 of previously agreed upon funding obligated to awarded agreement. Contractors, consultants and cooperators for the Landscape Conservation Forecasting model were identified.
Fiscal Year 2019 Landscape Conservation Forecasting modeling work was completed to determine probabilities of fires in the Truckee River canyon. A hydrologic and sedimentation model was also completed for a watershed study.
Fiscal Year 2020 Approximately 57 grants, agreements, contracts and transfers have been completed and are closed or closing. Eleven are active and two grants pending.
Authorization
Public Law 107-171, Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Sec. 2507; Public Law 108-7, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2003, Sec. 207 (to implement the Truckee River Settlement Act, P.L. 101-618); Public Law 108-137, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2004, Sec. 217; Public Law 109-103, Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2006, Sec. 208; Public Law 110-161, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, Sec.207 and 208; Public Law 110-246, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Sec. 2807; Public Law 111-8, Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Section 207 and 208; Public Law 111-85, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, Sec. 206-208; Public Law 111-88, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, Sec. 440.; Public Law 112-74, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 [H.R. 2055] Enacted 12/23/11, Title II, Division B, Sec. 208 a and b, and Public Law 113-79, Agricultural Act of 2014, Title II, Section 2507, Enacted 2/7/14. PL 115-4334, enacted 12/20/18.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All funding has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: State and local public agencies, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals may submit a proposal which will be considered by Reclamation. Foreign entities and Federal agencies are not eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
All funding has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: State and local entities, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, individuals, small businesses, profit organizations, private organizations, quasi-public nonprofit organizations, other private institutions/organization, general public, Native American organizations, higher education institutions, irrigation districts, municipal water authorities, farmers/ranchers/agriculture producers, and land/property owners.
Credentials/Documentation
All funding has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: (1) A detailed written technical proposal including background data regarding the applicant, technical approach proposed to accomplish the work, a scope of work that separates the work into major tasks, type of personnel implementing the proposal, experience in performing this type of work, benefits to be received by implementation of the project(s), environmental impact(s), timeline(s), the level of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposal, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation. (2) A detailed cost proposal by project including a budget covering labor categories, salaries and wages with estimated hours, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, subcontracts, indirect cost rates, other funding sources and commitments, cost-sharing, value of in-kind contributions of goods and services, and a narrative discussion. 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
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. All funding has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: Funding is allowed for work that will be for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes and to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California. An environmental NEPA document may be required depending on the nature of the proposal and its impact on the environment. Compliance with National Historic Preservation Act and Endangered Species Act may also be required. Pre-application Coordination: Although it is not mandatory, Reclamation strongly encourages offerors to submit a pre-proposal to eliminate the possibility of submitting a full proposal that would not be considered for award. The pre-proposal should describe 1) how the proposal will provide benefits to a terminal lake or associated watershed, 2) the quantity of water anticipated to be provided if part of the proposal or benefit to the associated riparian and watershed resources, 3) the associated estimated cost, 4) potential environmental impacts, 5) state, local and other permits or approvals needed to implement the proposal.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All funding has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: Funding is allowed for work for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes and to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California. For Summit Lake, Reclamation will only accept proposals from the Summit Lake Paiute Tribe, since the lake is entirely within the reservation boundaries and any proposal affecting the lake would need the consent of the Tribe; the exception is if DTL funding is reprogrammed in another DTL grant for Summit Lake. For all other terminal lakes, Reclamation may accept applications after the applicant provides enough pre-application information to Reclamation to assure that the proposed work will be for the benefit of at-risk natural desert terminal lakes and associated riparian and watershed resources in Nevada and California or fund designated activities, the associated cost is reasonable, and it is likely Reclamation can satisfy its federal Indian trust, endangered species, environmental, and other responsibilities. If funding becomes available, and sole source qualifications do not apply, discretionary funding opportunities will be posted. Submission of a complete technical proposal and a project budget proposal in accordance with the instructions in the FOA is mandatory. In addition, applicants must submit all applicable SF424 forms, which are referenced in the FOA.
Award Procedure
Unless sole source qualifications apply, proposals will be evaluated using a merit-based review process.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Contact Reclamation for the range of time when proposals are approved or disapproved.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement.
How are proposals selected?
All funding has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, evaluation factors may include, but are not limited to the following: 1) Mandatory: be for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes and to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California or fund designated activities from legislative allocations.
How may assistance be used?
Funding is directed to be used for terminal lakes and associated watersheds in the State of Nevada and California.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on a quarterly or semi-annual basis Program Performance Reports. Upon completion of the agreement recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report.
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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Desert Terminal Lakes authority terminates October 1, 2023 and any awarded grants and agreements would not extend beyond that date. All funding has been obligated, if additional funding is realized, the following would apply: Funding is allowed for work that will be for the benefit of at-risk terminal lakes and to carry out research, support, and conservation activities for associated fish, wildlife, plant, and habitat resources in Nevada and California. An environmental NEPA document may be required depending on the nature of the proposal and its impact on the environment. Compliance with National Historic Preservation Act and Endangered Species Act may also be required. Pre-application Coordination: Although it is not mandatory, Reclamation strongly encourages offerors to submit a pre-proposal to eliminate the possibility of submitting a full proposal that would not be considered for award. The pre-proposal should describe 1) how the proposal will provide benefits to a terminal lake or associated watershed, 2) the quantity of water anticipated to be provided if part of the proposal or benefit to the associated riparian and watershed resources, 3) the associated estimated cost, 4) potential environmental impacts, 5) state, local and other permits or approvals needed to implement the proposal. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Technical/Program Information - contact Bureau of Reclamation, Interior Region 10: California-Great Basin, Lahontan Basin Area Office, Mandy Brinnand, 705 North Plaza Street, Room 320, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4015. Telephone (775) 884-8367. Fax (775) 884-8376. Email abrinnand@usbr.gov. Acquisition Office -Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Interior Region 10: California-Great Basin Office, Acquisition Services, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, California 95825-1898. Telephone (916) 978-5130. Fax (916) 978-5175/5182.
Headquarters Office
Mandy Brinnand
Bureau of Reclamation, Lahontan Basin Area, 705 North Plaza Street, Room 320
Carson City, NV 89701-4015 US
abrinnand@usbr.gov
Phone: (775) 882-3436
Fax: (775) 882-7592
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/mp/lbao/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$1,850,000.00; FY 19 est $2,400,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$4,188,327.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY20: $407,000 to $4,000,000
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 No information available. In Fiscal Year 2017, The Nature Conservancy was awarded an agreement for ongoing management responsibilities of the Independence Lake Preserve and lower Truckee River restoration sites; the State of Nevada, Division of Water Resources was awarded additional funding for mapping of Newlands water rights and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the State of California were awarded agreements for ongoing implementation of TROA.
Fiscal Year 2018 Award of previously agreed upon funding for Truckee River Restoration.
Fiscal Year 2019 None awarded.
Fiscal Year 2020 All funding has been obligated, however unspent funds deobligated during the agreement close-out process have become available for a 93-638 grant for fish, wildlife, plant and habitat improvements on the Summit Lake Indian Reservation and a grant for a study to improve irrigation methods to reduce water waste.

 



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