Deschutes River Conservancy (DRC)

The DRC Working Group shall give priority to voluntary market-based economic incentives for ecosystem restoration including, but not limited to, water leases and purchases; land leases and purchases; tradable discharge permits; and acquisition of timber, grazing, and land development rights to implement
plans, programs, measures, and projects.

For ARRA funded projects and in addition to the program objectives above, the section 3 of the ARRA states the following objectives:
(1) To preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery.
(2) To assist those most impacted by the recession.
(3) To provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health.
(4) To invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits.
(5) To stabilize State and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Water conservation projects (piping and lining canals), water leasing, and habitat restoration.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Mr. Richard Rieber, Biologist, Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, ID 83706.

Telephone: (208) 378-5313, E-mail: rrieber@pn.usbr.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Required technical and environmental reports for on-going projects and reports of benefits derived from completed projects. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

"Will propose ecological restoration projects on both Federal and non-Federal lands and waters to be undertaken in the Deschutes River Basin based on a consensus of the Working Group, provided that such projects, when involving Federal land or funds, shall be proposed to the Bureau of Reclamation in the Department of the Interior .

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with affected land or funds.".

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Sponsored organization: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land)

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal; State; Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); Anyone/general public

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually. The applicants must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with technical proposals and budget narratives. Instructions for applications are contained in the announcement made available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually. The applicants must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with technical proposals and budget narratives.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5; Oregon Resource Conservation Act of 1996 , Public Law 110-229, 110 Stat. 009.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Percent: 50.%. In accordance with Sec. 301, subsection (b)(3) of Public Law 104-208, as amended by Public Law 110-229, Federal project funding is limited to, under subsection (h) of this title up to 50 percent of the cost of performing any project proposed by the Working Group and approved by the Secretary, up to a total amount of . . . $2,00,000 during each of fiscal years 2007 through 2016. Additionally, under subsection (b)(6), The Bureau of Reclamation is authorized to provide by grant to the Working Group not more than 5 percent of funds appropriated pursuant to subsection (h) of this title for not more than 50 percent of administrative costs relating to the implementation of this title. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funding for these projects was authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 2007 through 2016. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Post-award reporting requirements are prescribed within the terms and conditions of the financial assistance award.

Projects funded under ARRA will have additional quarterly reporting requirements as described in the award terms and conditions.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 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 $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular 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

14-0680-0-1-300 - ARRA Funds 14-0681-0-1-300. ARRA TAFS 14-0681 2009/2010.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $2,000,000; FY 10 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$0 to $2,000,000; Average: $2,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations: 43 CFR 12 and OMB Circulars.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Mr. Richard Rieber, Biologist, Bureau of Reclamation, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, ID 83706. Telephone: (208) 378-5313, E-mail: rrieber@pn.usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Bryant Lyndaker 1150 North Curtis Road, , Boise 83706 Email: blyndaker@pn.usbr.gov Phone: 208-378-5138

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scope of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing Legislation and the appropriation ceiling. The purposes of the Recovery Act are, among others, to quickly and prudently commence activities that preserve and create jobs and to promote economic recovery, and to invest in transportation, environmental. For ARRA funded projects:
protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits. To meet these purposes, Reclamation will allocate funds based on the criteria set forth in the Recovery Act and the accompanying conference report, and will target activities that quickly infuse money into the economy.



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