Rocky Boy's/North Central Montana Regional Water System

 

To ensure a safe and adequate rural, municipal, and industrial water supply for the residents of the Rocky Boy's Reservation in the State of Montana, and to assist the citizens residing in Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Toole Counties, Montana, but outside the Reservation, in developing safe and adequate rural, municipal, and industrial water supplies.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.525
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. Construction has been completed on over 21 miles of Core Pipeline, the Intake Superstructure, sections of the on-reservation main distribution piping system, and the raw water intake pipelines. The North Central Montana Regional Water Authority has completed projects including the North Havre supply pipeline, the Conrad to Brady project, and the Shelby to Cut Bank project, all supplying water on an interim basis.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Authorization
Indian Financing Amendments Act of 2002, Title IX—Rocky Boy’s/North Central Montana Regional Water System Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-331.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and inhabitants of the areas served by the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority in Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Toole Counties, Montana.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
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. The Bureau of Reclamation’s Great Plains Region will assist the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation and members of the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority in preparing their respective annual funding agreements or financial assistance agreements. Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded. This may result in the need for an environmental impact 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. At the present time, program funding is provided only for the continuation of existing agreements. Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually with the current recipients. Current recipients submit applicable SF-424 forms, technical proposals, and budget narratives for Bureau of Reclamation review.
Award Procedure
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region finalizes the modifications.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds have been expended for this program. 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?
The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling.
How may assistance be used?
Construction of a rural water supply system that will serve the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy's Indian reservation and the surrounding, off-reservation communities in north central Montana.
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 the Program Performance Report. 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. The Federal share of the Rocky Boy's Rural Water System project is 100 percent. The Federal share of the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority project is 80 percent. (Section 904(b) and (c), Section 905(b)).

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are to be available until expended. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Montana Area Office: Mr. Steve Davies, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: PO Box 30137, Billings, MT, 59107-0137, Telephone: 406.247.7298, E-mail: sdavies@ usbr.gov
Headquarters Office
Doug Davis,
Great Plains Regional Office, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 36900,
Billings, MT 59101 US
DouglasDavis@usbr.gov
Phone: (406) 247-7710
Fax: (406) 247-7695.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-0680-0-1-301
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 18$20,625,000.00; FY 19 est $30,000,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$13,091,919.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
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. The Intake Superstructure, raw water intake pipelines, and over 21 miles of Core pipeline have been completed. The North Havre, the Tiber County Water District, the Conrad to Brady, and the Shelby to Cut Bank projects have all been completed with Reclamation funding. The Water Treatment Plant has been identified as a future funding priority.
Fiscal Year 2018 The Chippewa Cree Construction Company completed construction of the Water Treatment Plant Recycle Pond and continued design of the revised Water Treatment Plant. North Central Montana Regional Water Authority completed construction of Segment W4-B1 Shelby South Project while completing design of Segment W5-A1 Shelby North Project.
Fiscal Year 2019 The Chippewa Cree Construction Company completed design of the revised Water Treatment Plant with plans to bid in July/August 2019. North Central Montana Regional Water Authority began construction of Segment W5-A1 Shelby North Project.

 



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