Road Maintenance_Indian Roads

 

To provide limited routine and preventive maintenance on BIA transportation facilities as described below: (1) BIA road systems and related road appurtenances such as signs, traffic signals, pavement striping, trail markers, guardrails, etc.; (2) Highway bridges and drainage structures; (3) Airport runways and heliport pads, including runway lighting; (4) Boardwalks; (5) Adjacent parking areas; (6) Maintenance yards; (7) Bus stations; (8) System public pedestrian walkways, paths, bike and other trails; (9) Motorized vehicle trails; (10) Public access roads to heliports and airports; (11) BIA and tribal post-secondary school roads and parking lots built with IRR Program funds; and (12) Public ferry boats and boat ramps.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.033
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Federal Highway Act of 1921, as amended, Public Law 70-520, 45 Stat. 750, 25 U.S.C. 318(a); Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450; 23 U.S.C. Chapter 2, as amened; and 25 CFR 170, Subpart G, BIA Road Maintenance.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments with BIA transportation facilities qualifying for this program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; individual tribal members and the public that use the BIA transportation system on Indian Reservation and lands.
Credentials/Documentation
Initial application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Tribes with BIA transportation facilities must submit a needs request to receive consideration for funding to maintain roads or facilities that are eligible under this program. An informal preapplication conference is recommended. Technical assistance in preparing the application is available upon request. All applicable laws and regulations associated with this program must be complied with. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Completed applications should be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Award Procedure
The dollar value of the awards depends upon the inventory of BIA roads, BIA bridges and other BIA transportation facilities and the amounts appropriated annually to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days.
Appeals
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official or may appeal the denial of the application directly to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR, Part 900.
Renewals
Awards may be renewed indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. The amount of the award may be adjusted as a result of individual tribal priorities established in the budget formulation process.
How are proposals selected?
All applicants meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded.
How may assistance be used?
These funds are used to repair and maintain BIA transportation facilities serving Indian reservations, with particular emphasis on school bus routes and arterial highways; for snow removal, ice control, washout repair, and landslide removal; for replacement, rehabilitation, or maintenance of the 900 bridges on Indian reservation roads; for operation and maintenance of a ferry across Lake Roosevelt serving the Colville Indian Reservation; and for the maintenance of public airstrips located on Indian reservations. Access to these funds is restricted to tribes with qualifying BIA road miles or other facilities required to be maintained by this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not Applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs' agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
LeRoy Gishi, Office of Indian Services, Division of Transportation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW, MS-4532 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 513-7714.
Website Address
http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/Transportation
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-452.
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 12 $25,345,482; FY 13 est $25,155,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR 170, Indian Reservation Roads Program; 25 CFR 900, Contracts Under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; and 25 CFR 1000, Annual Funding Agreements Under the Tribal Self-Government Act Amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2012: Road Maintenance: $14,442,013
Program Management: $2,211,795
Ferry O&M: $370,500
Snow/Ice Removal: $508,004
Airstrip Maintenance: $326
Emergency Maintenance: $18,200
Routine Maintenance: $6,201,867
Bridge Maintenance: $46,469. Fiscal Year 2013: Information Not Available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information Not Available.