Lewis and Clark Rural Water System

To provide safe and adequate 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, and northwestern Iowa.


Examples of Funded Projects

Continuing construction of the Lewis and Clark water supply system.


Agency - Department of the Interior

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.

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: dbreitzman@gp.usbr.gov .
Website Address

http://www.lcrws.org/



Program Accomplishments

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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).

Beneficiary Eligibility

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.

Credentials/Documentation

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 Coordination

Preapplication is not required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region finalizes the amendments.

Deadlines

None.

Authorization

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

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

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.

Assistance Considerations

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

Reports

Draft and final technical reports; SF-269A (quarterly), financial reports (quarterly), progress reports (quarterly); annual report; reports on significant developments (as necessary).

Audits

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.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

FY 07 $21,000,000; FY 08 est $26,000,000; and FY 09 est $4,850,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average $17,500,000.

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.

Information Contacts

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: dbreitzman@gp.usbr.gov .

Headquarters Office

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: kbanks@gp.usbr.gov.

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.



Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success

Barbecue Eatery Serves More Than Food, Gives Troubled Youth Chance at Success
A Washington, D.



Jobs in the Social Sector

  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Program Director Jobs
  Social Services Jobs
  Education Jobs
  Social Services Jobs





More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


Exploration | Civil War Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants | NOAA Programs for Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Non-construction and Construction | Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker National Reserve Demonstration Grants | Permanent Labor Certification for Foreign Workers |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2016 Copyright Information Organizers, LLC