White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System
Planning, engineering, design and construction of the Miner Flat Project.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Reclamation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)
Fiscal Year 2014: Reclamation awarded a Public Law 93-638 Cooperative Agreement to the White Mountain Apache Tribe enabling the Tribe to prepare 30% designs of project components and develop a legally defensible Environmental Impact Statement leading to a Reclamation-approved Record of Decision to proceed with the Miner Flat Rural Water Project. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.
The White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization Act. Public Law 110-390, as amended by the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010, Public Law 111-291.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
White Mountain Apache Tribe.
White Mountain Apache Tribe.
(1) Each ‘638 contract, grant, or cooperative agreement requires project specific authority;
(2) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the tribal client, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, type of personnel to implement the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timeliness, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation;
(3) Detailed project cost proposals, including budgets with estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, and the values of any in-kind contributions of good and services; and
(4) the awarded ‘638 contract, grant or cooperative agreement must contain an authorization resolution from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Environmental compliance for this program is required depending on the scope of the specific project component funded. An environmental impact statement and Record of Decision approving that construction of the White Mountain Apache Tribe rural water system will be in a configuration substantially similar to that described in section 307 of Public Law 111-291 will be required prior to the commencement of Miner Flat Project activities. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Initial proposals must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900. Proposals shall be submitted to the applicable Reclamation office with the responsibility for the specific project for which the White Mountain Apache Tribe with responsibility for the specific project which the White Mountain Apache Tribe or Tribe
Reclamation and the Tribe develop a negotiation schedule and then negotiate the overarching contract/award terms, provisions and conditions based on the requirements of Public Law 93-63 , 25 CFR Part 900, any specific requirements of the project authorizing legislation, and other applicable Federal laws and regulations. Reclamation and the tribe also negotiate an annual funding agreement (AFA), which identifies activities to be performed, funds to be provided, and the method of payment of the initial year of the contract. A final contract agreement is prepared based upon the outcome of the negotiations; attachments include the work plan, budget, tribal resolution, initial AFA, property listing, project schedule, and list of any other applicable provision, terms and conditions.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
As specified for the project.
How are proposals selected?
The White Mountain Apache Tribe must meet the requirements of Public Law 93-638; 25 CFR Part 900 and any additional criteria specific to the authorization legislation.
How may assistance be used?
Public Law 93-638 contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements are authorized for construction and non-construction projects.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Reporting (Federal financial report and progress reports) requirements will be negotiated and contained with in the AFA or the overarching terms and conditions. Reporting (Federal financial report and progress reports) requirements will be negotiated and contained with in the AFA or the overarching terms and conditions. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal 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.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing will vary. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Phoenix Area Office: Mr. Randy N. Chandler, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: 6150 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306-4001, Telephone: (623) 773-6200.
Mr. Randy N. Chandler Bureau of Reclamation
6150 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, Arizona 85306-4001 Phone: (623) 773-6200
(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 $1,049,426; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - This is the final award forthis contract.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $1,049,426 $ 1,049,426
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 2014: White Mountain Apache Tribal Environmental and Conceptual Design Activities. Fiscal Year 2015: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2016: Information not available.