Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Phase III (Yakima Basin Integrated Plan)


To fund grants or cooperative agreements for the purpose of land and water transfers, leases, and acquisitions in support of water conservation projects to improve tributary and mainstem streamflow.

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 2024 This is a new program.
TITLE VIII—WATER AND POWER, Subtitle C -- Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project, Sec. 8201. Authorization of phase III, Title The John Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, Public Law 116-9
(f) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND GRANTS—The Secretary may enter into cooperative agreements and make grants to carry out this section, including for the purposes of land and water transfers, leases, and acquisitions from willing participants, subject to the condition that the acquiring entity shall hold title to, and be responsible for, all required operation, maintenance, and management of the acquired land or water during any period in which the acquiring entity holds title to the acquired land. (g) WATER CONSERVATION PROJECTS—The Secretary may participate in, provide funding for, and accept non-Federal financing for water conservation projects, regardless of whether the projects are in accordance with the Yakima River Basin Water Conservation Program established under section 1203 of Public Law 103–434 (108 Stat. 4551) that are intended to partially implement the Integrated Plan by providing conserved water to improve tributary and mainstem streamflow
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Agricultural, municipal and industrial water users; irrigation or water districts; Tribes, nonprofits, and state governmental entities with water or power delivery authority located in the Yakima Basin.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
General Financial Assistance Grants: (1) A detailed written technical proposal including background data regarding the applicant, such as location, a detailed scope of work separating the work into major tasks, detail the stages of the proposed project, include an estimated project schedule showing the stages and the duration of the proposed work, including major milestones and dates, and substantiate the method(s) selected, the principles or techniques which are proposed to solve the problem, and the degree of success expected, and describing data responsive to the evaluation criteria listed in the Announcement. (2) A detailed project cost proposal, including a budget with the annual estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, an estimate of annual operation & maintenance costs, and the value of in-kind contributions of goods and services.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
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How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Water conservation projects, including re-regulation reservoirs, land, and water acquisitions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis a Performance Report. Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Performance Report.
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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
Projects are generally awarded for 1 to 5 years. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project Columbia-Cascades Area Office Yakima, WA
Headquarters Office
Gwendolyn (Wendy) Christensen, YRBWEP Manager
1917 Marsh Rd
Yakima, WA 89901 US
Phone: 5095738050
Fax: 5094545611
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $0.00; FY 24 est $5,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1M to $50M, average $10M
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2024 Future funding for water conservation projects, including re-regulation reservoirs, land, and water acquisitions.


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