The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) intends to issue a cooperative agreement to University of California, San Diego under the authority of Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 15.512, Central Valley Project Improvement Act, Public Law 102-575, Section 3406(b)(1) and 3407(e). Estimated total amount of agreement is $219,084.00. Reclamation is providing $219,084.00 in Fiscal Year 2016. The objective of the project is to administer the Delta Science Program Science Fellows that will address high priority research topics of importance to the Bay-Delta system: â€˘ Assessing the effects of drought on the Delta â€˘ Effectiveness and implications of habitat restoration actions â€˘ Develop decision support tools for management of estuarine and migratory species â€˘ Science supporting the enhancement and protection of the cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta (Refer to the Notice of Intent to Award Announcement No. R16AN20005 for additional information) A Determination by the Government not to compete this proposed financial assistance based upon Departmental Manual 505 DM 2, paragraph 2.14(B)(4) is solely within the discretion of the Government. This notice of intent is NOT a request for competitive proposals. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Megan Bryant/Grants Management Specialist, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.