Upper Klamath Basin Hydrolic Analyses
The intended purpose will be to study the hydrologic characteristics of Upper Klamath Basin to include the quantity, quality and distribution of all water, both above and below ground surface, and the geologic environment in which the water resides. The purpose may also entail studying and utilizing specific instrumentation used to measure water resources, both above and below ground surface, and for measuring the geologic characteristics of the basin in which the water resides. Model development and modeling studies may also be included as part of the purpose, as well as the impacts of climate change on the Upper Klamath Basin hydrology.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants; B - Project Grants; C - Direct Payments For Specified Use; L - Dissemination of Technical Information
Fiscal Year 2017
N/A Formed an organizational working group to better estimate water supply and instrumentation measurement standardization during both drought and non-drought seasons; re-implement and update a 2006 groundwater model that provides accurate representation of basin subsurface water supplies; began studies to improve inflow forecasts into Upper Klamath Lake, estimate historical groundwater baseflow to streams, evapotranspiration, and snowpack estimating via satellite imagery.Fiscal Year 2019
1. Formed an organizational working group to better estimate water supply and instrumentation measurement standardization during both drought and non-drought seasons; re-implement and update a 2006 groundwater model that provides accurate representation of basin subsurface water supplies; began studies to improve inflow forecasts into Upper Klamath Lake, estimate historical groundwater baseflow to streams, evapotranspiration, and snowpack estimating via satellite imagery. The program will cease after FY20. 2. Tasked the USGS and Oregon Water Resources Division to take groundwater measurements and analyze the effects on lakes, rivers and streams as the groundwater reservoirs increase or decrease. Data was and is being posted to a central website for public view. This groundwater analyses contracts will cease after FY20.Fiscal Year 2020
Information not available.
Public Law 106-498 Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federal - Department and establishment of the Federal government which are responsible for enforcement and the fulfillment of public policy. These departments and establishments directly administer and exercise jurisdiction over matters assigned to them, and are the administering agencies of Federal domestic assistance programs. Interstate - An organizational unit established by two or more States to coordinate certain regional programs relating usually to boundaries for the control and improvement of rivers for irrigation or water power, conservation of natural resources, public utility regulation, development of ports, regional educational development, and regional planning. State - Any agency or instrumentality of the fifty States and the District of Columbia excluding the political subdivisions of State, but including public institutions of higher education and hospitals. (This term does not include U.S. possessions or territories.) Local - Political subdivisions of a State created under general law or State charter that regulate and administer matters chiefly of local concern. These subdivisions include cities, parishes, counties, municipalities, towns, townships, villages, school districts, special districts, or agencies or instrumentalities of local government, exclusive of institutions of higher education and hospitals. Included are Indian tribes on State reservations, Indian school boards, and State-designated Indian tribes. Sponsored organizations - A public purpose group other than a unit of government that is a beneficiary under a plan or program administered by a State, or political subdivision of a State or local government, and which is subject to approval by a Federal agency. Usually organized to work for a specific purpose. Examples: Community development agencies, model cities, community action agencies. Public nonprofit institution/organizations - A publicly owned agency or organization established to perform specialized functions or services for the benefit of all or part of the general public either without charge or at cost, making no profits and having no shareholders to receive dividends. Includes institutions of higher education and hospitals. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government - The governing body or a governmental agency of an Indian tribe, Nation, pueblo, or other organized group or community (including any Native village as defined in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) certified by the special programs and services provided through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Minority group - A group regarded as a subgroup of the majority to include African Americans, Americans of Spanish descent, Asians, and other nonwhite persons. It may include disadvantaged or under-represented groups, such as women, Vietnam-era veterans, and the physically challenged/disabled. Small business - A business of less than 500 employees, independently owned and not dominant in its field. (Detailed criteria are established by the Small Business Administration.) Profit organization - A public or private organization designed to produce product or deliver services to the public through a business enterprise which is structured and managed for profit. Private nonprofit institution/organization - A privately owned organization or institution that represents community special interests through community service networks, public information, technical assistance, and public education. Operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes such that no part of its earnings is for the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. Includes private institutions of higher education and hospitals. Examples: Girl Scouts, American Civil Liberties Union. Other private institution/organization - A privately owned agency that operates for profit and disburses dividends to shareholders. Native American Organization - Groups of Indians to include urban Indian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, and associations. Also, include Indians as a minority group.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
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. Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded. This may result in the need for an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of project activities.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the funding opportunity announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by a proposal evaluation panel comprised of qualified experts in the program area (indicate whether reviewers are Federal and/or non-Federal personnel). Applications will be reviewed against the proposal evaluation criteria and any additional review factors stated in the funding announcement. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
How are proposals selected?
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
How may assistance be used?
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program Performance Reports
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200.425 Audit Services nonfederal entities that expend $750,000 or more a year in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
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. 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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
5 year duration period (2016 – 2021). Indefinite.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Klamath Basin Area Office
Charles (Tony) Kittner
6600 Washburn Way
Klamath Falls, OR 97603 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18 est $576,000.00; FY 19 est $365,000.00; FY 20 est $49,000.00; FY 17$511,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $49,000 - $1,500,000 Average: $138,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
43 CFR 12, 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