Safety of Dams on Indian Lands

 

To improve the structural integrity of dams on Indian lands, including operations and maintenance of these dams.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.065
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Authorization
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450; Snyder Act of 1921, 25 U.S.C. 13, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208; Indian Dams Safety Act of 1994, Public Law 103-302, 108 Stat. 1560; Secretarial Order No. 3048.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments to be benefited by the award.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and their members and Native American Organizations.
Credentials/Documentation
The application must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe.
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. Informal preapplication conference is recommended. Technical assistance in preparing the application is available upon request.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." For the rehabilitation construction, applications must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900, Subpart J, "Construction." An Indian tribe or tribal organization that wishes to secure a construction project should contact the appropriate local BIA agency office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Award Procedure
In most cases, the award will be approved at the regional level with the approval of BIA Dam Safety Officer.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications for construction projects will be processed within 90 days after receipt of the final proposal.
Appeals
An unsuccessful applicant may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application 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, Subpart L.
Renewals
Projects are generally multi-year agreements with no renewal. Under extenuating circumstances, extensions may be granted.
How are proposals selected?
The relative probability of dam failure (risk-of-failure) is determined from the technical factors used in the SEED report to determine placement on the Department of the Interior's Technical Priority Rating List. This priority list is then used to prioritize budget requests for repair of the Bureau's most unsafe dams. Approximately $22,000,000 of the funds for the Safety of Dams program are distributed in accordance with the Technical Priority Rating listing for Department of the Interior dams.
How may assistance be used?
Funds allow for the inspection, operation and maintenance, early warning systems, and emergency action plans of high and significant hazard dams under the responsibility of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and for safety of dam rehabilitation construction necessary to correct identified deficiencies on the most unsafe dams. Financial awards are specific to a given site and awards are restricted to Indian tribes or tribal organizations affected by the projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
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
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
Contracts are for the duration of the project, often one to five years, and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the grantee. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Jack Byers
Office of Trust Services, Division of Water and Power, Branch of Safety of Dams, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 13922 Denver West Pkwy
Lakewood, CO 80401 US
jack.byers@bia.gov
Phone: (303) 231-5222.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-302
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 18$4,485,500.00; FY 19 est $1,000,000.00; FY 20 est $1,000,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is variable depending upon the scope of work. Awards are commonly awarded for various phases of the safety program. For example, conception design $100,000 to $300,000; final design $300,000 to $1,000,000; and construction repair $1,000,000 to $17,000,000. For the non-construction portion, awards can be from $10,000 up to $250,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 CFR Part 900; and Department of the Interior Safety of Dams (SOD) Program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.

 



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