Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.

The MSCP"s purposes are: Protect the lower Colorado River environment while ensuring the certainty of existing river water and power operations, address the needs of threatened and endangered wildlife under the Endangered Species Act, and reduce the likelihood of listing additional species along the

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lower Colorado River.

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: See annual work plan at http://www.lcrmscp.gov.

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.

John Swett, MSCP Program Manager, PO Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006, Telephone: (702) 293-8555.
Website Address

http://www.lcrmscp.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Implementation of LCR MSCP conservation measures. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The planning area for the LCR MSCP is defined as areas up to and including the full-pool elevations of Lakes Mead, Mohave, and Havasu and the historical floodplain of the Colorado River from Lake Mead downstream to the Southerly International Boundary with Mexico.

The planning area provides habitat for Covered Species listed as endangered or threatened under the ESA; additionally there are region specific species that are inclusive of this program.

Visit http://www.lcrmscp.gov for specific information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Other public institution/organization: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Individual/Family: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Other private institutions/organizations: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land).

Anyone/general public: Natural Resources (mineral, water, wildlife, land)

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Other public institution/organization; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; Private nonprofit institution/organization; Other private institution/organization; Anyone/general public; U.S. Citizen

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

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5; Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title IX, Section 9401, Public Law 111-11.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Deadline information will be included in all funding opportunity announcements posted on www.grants.gov. The range of approval or disapproval time is 90 days.

Appeals

Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Projects are generally awarded for 1 to 3 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Periodic financial status and performance progress reports, final reports, and significant development reports as specified in the agreement terms and conditions.

Projects funded under the American and Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will have additional reporting requirements as described in the terms and conditions and announcement packages at www.grants.gov.

Periodic financial status and performance progress reports, final reports, and significant development reports as specified in the agreement terms and conditions.

Projects funded under the American and Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will have additional reporting requirements as described in the terms and conditions and announcement packages at www.grants.gov.

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

14-0680-0-1-301 - ARRA Funds 14-0681-0-1-301. ARRA TAFS 14-0681 2009/2010.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 not reported.; FY 09 est $725,000; FY 10 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100,000 to $500,000; Average $725,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 43 CFR 12 and applicable Office of Management and Budget Circulars.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. John Swett, MSCP Program Manager, PO Box 61470, Boulder City, NV 89006, Telephone: (702) 293-8555.

Headquarters Office

John Swett PO Box 61470, Boulder City 89006 Phone: (702) 293-8555

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Need to meet LCR MSCP requirements for implementation of conservation measures outlined in the Habitat Conservation Plan. This can be found at http://www.lcrmscp.gov. For ARRA funded projects: 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 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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