Lake Tahoe Regional Wetlands Development Program

To assist in addressing the past degradation of Lake Tahoe and its watershed by undertaking projects to meet the environmental thresholds as defined in the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency"s Environment Improvement Program.

The environmental thresholds of interest include water quality, soil conservation,
wildlife, fisheries, and vegetation.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: Grants and cooperative agreements with entities for planning and construction stream and riparian restoration of Rosewood Creek on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.

This and other previously funded projects will provide incremental progress towards meeting the environmental threshold goals.

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Grants for this Program


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.

Website Address

http://www.usbr.gov/mp



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: Assistance agreements have been awarded to State, local and regional governmental entities for activities associated with the Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) at Lake Tahoe such as stream restoration planning and implementation and control of aquatic invasive species. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

All activities are environmental improvement projects to improve water quality and conditions for species and habitats in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The amount of funding available for projects is highly variable from year to year.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All activities are environmental improvement projects to improve water quality and conditions for species and habitats in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The amount of funding available for projects is highly variable from year to year.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Awards made under this program are intended to benefit the general public by maintaining and improving environmental quality in general, and water quality in particular, of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Credentials/Documentation

Not applicable. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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

Award Procedures

All applications will be initially screened by Bureau of Reclamation personnel 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 issuing office. Qualified experts from the Bureau of Reclamation will review applications against 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

Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, Water and Related Resources, Title 2, Public Law 108-7.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the number of proposals received and the complexity of the project. Generally, offices review and select proposals for award within 60 days of proposal submission.

Appeals

None. 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

Some projects may be eligible for extension. 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 requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Agreements are typically awarded for periods of 1 to 3 years, with potential for extension up to 5 years total. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis Program Performance Reports.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final Program Performance Report, and other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis the SF 425, Federal Financial Report.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF 425, Federal Financial Report.

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.

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

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $2,500,000; FY 11 est $2,200,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$75,000 to $500,000; average $1,566,667.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR 12 and applicable Office of Management and Budget Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Myrnie Mayville, Bureau of Reclamation, 3800 Cottage Way, Mail Code 150, Sacramento, California 95825 Phone: (916) 978-5037.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria used for selecting a recipient are based on a balanced and informed review of a technical proposal, budget proposal, and relevancy to program objectives. The specific evaluation criteria for each project will be included in the funding announcement posted on www.grants.gov.



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