Suisun Marsh Preservation Agreement


Executive and implement the agreement between the Department of Interior, the State of California, and the Suisun Resource Conservation District to ensure a dependable water supply of adequate quantity and quality for the protection and preservation of Suisan Marsh fish and wildlife habitat in accordance with PL 99-546, State and Water Resources Control Board Decision 1641, and the Revised Suisun Marsh Preservation Agreement.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013 FY 14 is the first year this program is being provided as financial assistance.
Fiscal Year 2014 FY 14 is the first year this program is being provided as financial assistance.
Fiscal Year 2015 FY 14 is the first year this program is being provided as financial assistance.
Fiscal Year 2019 Over 420 acres of land has been restored to tidal marsh. Another 818 acres of tidal marsh is currently being in progress of being restored. Restoration of tidal wetlands in the Marsh will contribute to the recovery of special-status wildlife species, including small mammals (SMHM, Suisun shrew), birds (California clapper rail, California black rail, Suisun song sparrow, salt marsh common yellowthroat), and fish (salmonids, delta smelt, longfin smelt, Sacramento splittail, green sturgeon), and plants (soft bird’s-beak, Suisun thistle, Delta tule pea). Tidal wetland restoration also will be designed to accommodate sea level rise more easily than managed wetlands because the gradual elevations within tidal wetlands will not require the same level of levee maintenance and will provide an area for sediment accretion.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Coordinated Operations Agreement, Suisan Marsh Preservation Agreement; and Small Reclamation Project Act Amendments (Act of October 27, 1986, Public Law 99-546, Title II, Sections 201-204)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Per P.L. 99-546 and the SMPA limits the applicant to the State of California.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State of California and individual landowners within the Suisun Marsh as represented by Suisun Resource Conservation District.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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 project requirements are met, and (3) the project descriptions for technical issues and consistency with applicable policies, and budgets for appropriateness of cost estimates. After the application package is acceptable to both parties, a cooperative agreement is drafted, reviewed and signed by both parties.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 60 days.
Not applicable.
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 be compatible with the authorizing legislation and SMPA.
How may assistance be used?
Reclamation's mandated share of the associated cost of SMPA activities, including operation and maintenance of State facilities (including Suisun Marsh Salinity Control Gates, Roaring River Distribution System, Morrow Island Distribution System, and Goodyear Outfall) to meet channel water salinity standards; implementation of water manager, portable pumps, individual ownership adaptive habitat management plans, and drought response programs; water and biological monitoring programs to meet established objectives and fulfill regulatory requirements; and provision of wetlands mitigation in accordance with applicable regulatory permits and biological opinions required for activities in the Marsh, as further detailed in the SMPA.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
State, local and Indian Tribal governments shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82. All other recipients shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.953.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. The costs implementing the SMPA are specified in Section 202, Title II, of P.L. 99-546. The costs will be shared by the Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources in strict accordance with SMPA: Provided, That - (a) payments made by the Secretary of the Interior shall not exceed 40 percent of the construction costs incurred under articles 6, 7, and 8 of the agreement, or $50,000,000, whichever is less, plus or minus such amounts are justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indices applicable to the types of construction involved therein; and, (b) the Federal share of continuing annual operation and maintenance costs, including monitoring, shall not exceed 40 percent of the actual operation and maintenance costs.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The time periods will be determined during the application and negotiation process. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional or Local Locations: Armin A. Halston Natural Resource Specialist Bay Delta Office | Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region 801 I Street, Suite 140, Sacramento, CA 95814 Office: (916) 414-2404
Headquarters Office
Armin Halston
Bureau of Reclamation, Mid Pacific Region, 801 I Street, Suite 140
Sacramento, CA 95814 US
Phone: 916-414-2404
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 FY 19 est $2,100,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 14 est $1,351,000.00; FY 15 est $1,374,000.00; FY 13$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $0 to $1,430,000 Average is $908,333.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
43 CFR 12 and OMB Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 Blacklock Restoration Site Roaring River West Drain Project


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