Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Endangered Fish Recovery

 

To authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to provide cost sharing for the endangered fish recovery implementation programs for the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.529
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. The Upper Colorado River and San Juan River Endangered Fish Recovery Programs (Recovery Programs) are partnerships composed of State, Tribal and Federal agencies, water and power interests, and environmental groups working to recover endangered fish in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River basins while water development proceeds in accordance with federal and state laws and interstate compacts. In Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017, the Recovery Programs continued to provide ESA coverage to thousands of state, federal and private water development projects while advancing endangered fish recovery. The programs implemented management actions and projects to recover endangered fish in the areas of in-stream flow protection, habitat restoration, nonnative fish management, propagation and genetics, research and monitoring, information and education, and program management. Specific examples include operation and maintenance of river gages and infrastructure (fish passages and screens), installation of and maintenance of electronic fish monitoring antennae, coordination of reservoir operations, management of floodplain wetland rearing habitats including stocking of endangered fish in managed wetlands, removal of and translocation of nonnative fish, propagation and stocking of endangered fish, planning for pond construction, research and monitoring of early life history endangered fish survival including larval fish monitoring, database management, population estimates, maintenance of program website and publication of outreach materials.
Fiscal Year 2019 The Upper Colorado River and San Juan River Endangered Fish Recovery Programs (Recovery Programs) are partnerships composed of State, Tribal and Federal agencies, water and power interests, and environmental groups working to recover endangered fish in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River basins while water development proceeds in accordance with federal and state laws and interstate compacts. In Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019, the Recovery Programs continued to provide ESA coverage to thousands of state, federal and private water development projects while advancing endangered fish recovery. Proposals to downlist two of the four endangered fish species are currently working their way through US Fish and Wildlife Service regulatory channels. The programs implemented management actions and projects to recover endangered fish in the areas of in-stream flow protection, habitat restoration, nonnative fish management, propagation and genetics, research and monitoring, information and education, and program management. Specific examples include operation and maintenance of river flow gages and infrastructure (fish passages and screens), installation of and maintenance of electronic fish monitoring systems, coordination of reservoir operations, management of floodplain wetland rearing habitats including stocking of endangered fish in managed wetlands, removal of and translocation of nonnative fish, propagation and stocking of endangered fish, planning for pond construction, research and monitoring of early life history endangered fish survival including larval fish monitoring, database management, population estimates, maintenance of program website and publication and distribution of outreach materials.
Authorization
Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Endangered Fish Recovery Programs, Pub. L. 106-392, 114 Stat. 1602, as amended; Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension, Pub. L. 107-375, 116 Stat. 3113
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federal, Interstate, Intrastate, State and Local governments; Public Institution/Organizations, and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and private contractors.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indian Tribes in the location of the San Juan River Basin and in the Duchesne River Basin, and the general public in the Colorado River 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 eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Depending on the project to be accomplished, an environmental impact statement may be required for this program, but not until after receipt of applications.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All discretionary funding opportunities will be posted on www.grants.gov or fedbizopps.gov. The funding opportunity will include the name of the Federal agency, the Funding Opportunity Title of work associated with the project, the application due date, eligible applicants, the federal funding amounts per agreement, the estimated number of agreements to be awarded, and the overall total amount of funding available for awards. All applicants, whether submitting projects under the mandatory or discretionary portions of this authority, will be required to submit a Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and Standard Forms 424B or 424D for Assurances must also be submitted. A detailed budget worksheet guide form will be included to assist in preparation of the budgeted amount requested. The Funding Opportunity posting will identify the program description, background and purpose, program objectives, objective or request for proposals, eligible projects, types of projects, and program authority. General provisions and special provisions, along with reporting requirements will be identified to provide applicants with information that must be followed if an award is made. The funding opportunity will identify a point of contact for assistance or consultation for preparing the form.
Award Procedure
Upon receipt of applications by the date identified in the announcement(s), the applications will be reviewed to determine if applications are consistent with requirements identified in the announcements. The application/proposal(s) are reviewed by a Federal technical team of experts (along with state and private advisors) against identified criteria. Negotiations, revised applications, or awards will be made based on recommendations from the technical experts. Proposals submitted under the mandatory authority portion of this program will undergo a similar review and screening procedure.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
90 Days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcement posted on www.grants.gov for fedbizopps.gov.
How may assistance be used?
The Recovery Implementation Programs are designed to help recover the Colorado Pikeminnow, Razorback Sucker, Bonytail, and the Humpback Chub while allowing water development to continue in the Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins. The term “Recovery Implementation Programs” mean the intergovernmental programs established pursuant to the 1988 and 1992 Cooperative Agreement described in Sec. 2 of the Act. The major portion of the work (between 80% to 90%) will be accomplished through mandatory grant and cooperative agreement awards established by these intergovernmental Cooperative Agreements. The remaining work is done under contracts to purchase equipment for O&M or monitoring work. The types of projects authorized by these Cooperative Agreements include Administration of Water Right; Oversight of the Development of Water Resources; Protection and Management of Fish and Wildlife Resources; Projects related to Tribal Sovereignty; Long Range Plan and Program Goal Development; Protection, Management and Augmentation of Habitat; Interactions Between Native and Non-Native Fish Species; and Monitoring and Data Management. Periodically, the Bureau of Reclamation will have discretionary funding available to make awards for certain types of projects. When this project funding becomes available, funding opportunity announcements will be posted to www.Grants.gov or Fedbizopps.gov
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 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 mandatory. Non-Federal contributions to capital projects shall be made in accordance with the provisions of Sec. 3(c) of the PL 106–392. Contact the Regional Office listed in the Contacts section, below, for further information regarding cost sharing requirements.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Cooperative agreements and grants are normally written for a 1 to 5 year period. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State Street, Room 8100, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1102; Mark McKinstry: 801-524-3835, mmckinstry@usbr.gov; Dave Speas: 970-248-0604, dspeas@usbr.gov; Tara Ashby: 801-524-3776, tashby@usbr.gov
Headquarters Office
Mark McKinstry
125 South State Street, Room 8100
Salt Lake City, UT 84138 US
mmckinstry@usbr.gov
Phone: NA
Website Address
http://www.usbr.gov/uc/wcao/rm/sjrip/
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-4081-0-3-301
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 19$5,548,504.00; FY 20 est $5,760,000.00; FY 21 est $5,760,000.00; FY 18$5,651,571.00; FY 17$2,634,704.00; - UCRIP(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 19$2,927,219.00; FY 20 est $2,880,000.00; FY 21 est $2,880,000.00; FY 18$2,825,785.00; FY 17$5,700,251.00; - SJRIP
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range $5,000 to $1,800,000 per award Average $1,208,532
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. During Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017, the examples of funded projects include the Recovery Program Gage stream gage operation and maintenance; Evaluation of Green River flow recommendations; Development of a Recovery Program endangered fish database; Grand Valley diversion dam fish screen and passage operation and maintenance; Middle Yampa, Green and Colorado river smallmouth bass and pike management; San Juan river nonnative fish removal; Wahweap and Mumma State Fish Hatchery operation and maintenance; Southwest Native Aquatics Resources and Recovery Center (SNARRC), Ouray, 24-Road, and Yampa and middle Green Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval, young-of-year fish surveys and adult fish surveys; UCRIP and San Juan RIP information and education; propagation, rearing and stocking of Colorado pikeminnow, bonytail and razorback sucker; Operation and maintenance of PIT antennas in various locations in the San Juan and Upper Colorado River basins; Operation of PNM Fish Passage Facility by Navajo Nation; sub-adult and adult large-bodied fish monitoring in the San Juan River; larval fish monitoring in the San Juan River; specimen identification and curation of fishes from the San Juan, Green and Colorado Rivers; habitat mapping and evaluation in the San Juan River; evaluation of razorback sucker use of the San Juan River inflow area of Lake Powell; temperature and habitat monitoring in the San Juan river; and purchase of PIT tags and readers for endangered fish in the Colorado River Basin; removal and management of walleye in the Yampa, Middle Green, White, and Colorado Rivers; Hogback Fish Weir; monitoring of adult humpback chub populations in the Green and Colorado river basins.
Fiscal Year 2019 During Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019, the examples of funded projects include the Recovery Program Gage stream gage operation and maintenance; Evaluation of Green River flow recommendations; Maintenance a Recovery Program endangered fish online database; Operation and maintenance of stream sediment gages in the Green and Yampa rivers; Grand Valley diversion dam fish screen and passage operation and maintenance; Middle Yampa, Green and Colorado river smallmouth bass, walleye and pike management; San Juan river nonnative fish removal; Wahweap and Mumma State Fish Hatchery operation and maintenance; Southwest Native Aquatics Resources and Recovery Center (SNARRC), Ouray, 24-Road, and Yampa and middle Green Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval, young-of-year fish surveys and adult fish surveys; UCRIP and San Juan RIP information and education; propagation, rearing and stocking of Colorado pikeminnow, bonytail and and razorback sucker; Operation and maintenance of PIT antennas in various locations in the San Juan and Upper Colorado River basins; Operation of the recently competed Green River Canal fish screen; Operation of PNM Fish Passage Facility by Navajo Nation; sub-adult and adult large-bodied fish monitoring in the San Juan River; larval fish monitoring in the San Juan River; specimen identification and curation of fishes from the San Juan, Green and Colorado Rivers; Management of Green River floodplain wetlands for rearing of wild endangered fish from the larval stage; habitat mapping and evaluation in the San Juan River; evaluation of razorback sucker use of the San Juan River inflow area of Lake Powell; facilitated fish passage over the San Juan River waterfall; temperature and habitat monitoring in the San Juan river; Establishment of a Department-wide contract for procurement of PIT tags and supplies, as well as purchase of PIT tags and readers for endangered fish in the Colorado River Basin; removal and management of walleye in the Yampa, Middle Green, White, and Colorado Rivers; Hogback Fish Weir; monitoring of adult humpback chub populations in the Green and Colorado river basins.

 



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