San Gabriel Basin Restoration

 

To design, construct, operate, and maintain water quality projects within the San Gabriel Basin, Los Angeles County, California.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.526
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2018 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. Two existing grant agreements are being funded. One will complete the construction of a specific facility, and the other provides funds for the operation and maintenance of four facilities that extract contaminated groundwater from the San Gabriel Basin, treat it to potable standards, and use the water for potable purposes. The projects provide a safe source of potable water while remediating groundwater contamination that has been designated as operable units under the EPA superfund program.
Fiscal Year 2019 No information available.
Authorization
San Gabriel Basin Restoration Project, Appendix D, Division B, Title I, 110, Public Law 106-554, as amended; Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2002, Title II, 202, P.L. 107-66; and Section 2 of Reorganization Plan Number 3 of 1950, 64 Stat. 1262, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority (or its successor agency) and/or the Central Basin Municipal Water District.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public, all users and indirect users of groundwater supplies in the San Gabriel Basin.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
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. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Bureau of Reclamation, Southern California Area Office (SCAO), for assistance in preparing project proposals and preliminary review of project descriptions and budgets, including assurance of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and related laws and orders.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The applicant must submit SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance documents; detailed project technical descriptions and budgets; and all information required under the terms of the applicable appropriations law.
Award Procedure
Bureau of Reclamation personnel will review (1) the application package to ensure that all required documents are complete, accurate, and satisfy all provisions of applicable law, (2) the project budgets and description to ensure the appropriation language requirements are met, and (3) the project descriptions for technical issues and consistency with applicable policies, and budgets for appropriateness of cost estimates. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project. After the application package is acceptable to both parties, a grant agreement is drafted, reviewed, and signed by both parties.
Deadlines
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Typical range of 2-6 weeks.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Extensions may be applicable and are subject to appropriated funds. Revised SF-424 forms are required when applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants are limited to the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority or the Central Basin Municipal Water District. Projects must improve the quality of the groundwater in the San Gabriel Basin, located in Los Angeles County, California. The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering reports, and the appropriation ceiling.
How may assistance be used?
Project grants can only be issued to reimburse recipients for the Federal share of costs associated with the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water quality improvement projects within the San Gabriel Basin, located in Los Angeles County, California.
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 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. 35%. A minimum of 35 percent non-Federal cost share is required by Public Law 106-554, Section 110(a)(3)(B), as amended. The cost share can be provided from any non-Federal source; and, in accordance with Section 110(a)(3)(B)(iii), credit toward the non-Federal cost share can be given for the value of certain prior project expenditures.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Agreements for planning and construction projects are generally awarded for up to 5 years. Funds for operation and maintenance can be provided for a period not to exceed 10 years following the initial date of operation of the project, or until the project funding ceiling has been reached, whichever occurs first. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Dennis Wolfe, Area Engineer, Southern California Area Office, Telephone: (951) 695-5310; Fax: (951) 695-5319; E-mail: dwolfe@usbr.gov.
Headquarters Office
Meghan Thiemann
P.O. Box 61470 (LC-6233)
Boulder City, NV 89006 US
mthiemann@usbr.gov
Phone: 702-293-8438
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/lc/socal/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-5483-0-2-301
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $0 to $0 Average $0.
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. Program guidelines: Department of the Interior, Delegation of Authority for the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Project, Order No. 3241, Amendment No. 4; San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority, Federal Funding Program Administration guidelines.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No information available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No information available. San Gabriel Valley Groundwater Remediation, Central Basin Water Quality Protection Plan

 


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