Continuing construction of the Lewis and Clark water supply system.
The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.
Required technical and environmental reports for the construction of the municipal, rural, and industrial systems; construction of the systems.
Uses and Use Restrictions
This project is for the planning and construction of a bulk water supply system to provide municipal, rural, and industrial water supplies, mitigation of wetland areas and water conservation for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota member entities located in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, and northwestern Iowa.
Congress has specifically authorized the Bureau of Reclamation to administer this project in southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa.
At the present time, no new project awards are being made under this authority.
Funding is only available for continuation of existing agreements.
The Lewis and Clark Rural Water Supply System, Inc., and its member entities (rural water systems or municipalities that meet the Lewis and Clark Rural Water Supply System, Inc., requirements for membership).
The communities and five rural water systems in Lake, McCook, Minnehaha, Turner, Lincoln, Clay, and Union Counties, in southeastern South Dakota; Rock and Nobles Counties, in Southwestern Minnesota; and Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien Dickinson, and Clay Counties, in northwestern Iowa.
The project requires submission of a final engineering report and a plan for water conservation and mitigation plans for fish and wildlife losses in accordance with Section 4104 of the Act.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication is not required.
An environmental impact statement is required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually. The recipient must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with (1) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the applicants, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, types of personnel implementing the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timelines, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation; and (2) 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 goods and services.
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region finalizes the amendments.
Fiscal Year 2000, Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriations Act, Division B, Chapter 3, Title IV, Lewis and Clark Rural Water System, Public Law 106-246.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
The Federal share of the project is 80 percent; except that Federal funds for the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, shall be 50 percent of the incremental cost to the city of participation in the project. (Public Law 106-246, Section 4108).
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
As of September 30, 2004, the federal appropriation ceiling as prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation was $332,355,000 and the projected cost ceiling from all funding sources was $423,198,000. Funds are to be available until expended.
Post Assistance Requirements
Draft and final technical reports; SF-269A (quarterly), financial reports (quarterly), progress reports (quarterly); annual report; reports on significant developments (as necessary).
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance ($500,000 for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) 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 ($500,000 for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
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.
FY 07 $21,000,000; FY 08 est $26,000,000; and FY 09 est $4,850,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
43 CFR 12, http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html#page1; OMB Circulars, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/grants_circulars.html; these documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation office listed below.
Regional or Local Office
Dakotas Area Office: Mr. Denny Breitzman, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, ND 58501, Telephone: (701) 250-4242, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Great Plains Region Office: Mr. Kimball M. Banks, Tribal and Financial Assistance Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, MT 59101, Telephone: (406) 247-7710, Fax: (406) 247-7695, Email: email@example.com.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The scope of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling.