Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

To implement the Platte River Recovery Program Cooperative Agreement which implements certain aspects of the Fish and Wildlife Service"s recovery plans for our target species (interior least tern, whooping crane, piping plover and pallid sturgeon) listed as threatened or endangered pursuant to the Endangered
Species Act.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: Purchase land parcels in Nebraska for habitat conservation.

Implementation of aspects of land and water adaptive management plans.

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

Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office, P.O.

Box 1630, Mills, WY 82644.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: Continued implementation of the PRRIP Land, Water and Adaptive Management Plans. Approximately 5100 acres of land has been obtained for habitat through purchase and lease from PRRIP sponsors. All of the PRRIP protocols for monitoring species and habitat are in place. Feasibility studies for the implementation of various Water Action Plan projects have been initiated. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

To be used for projects to implement the PRRIP.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

None.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public, irrigation and/or water districts, State and local entities, farmers and ranchers, agricultural producers, property owners, municipal water users, and power users.

Credentials/Documentation

None. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The recipient submits annual work plans and budgets.

Award Procedures

The cooperative agreement is modified to implement annual work plan and reserve additional funds.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, Section 515, Public Law 110-229.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title Consolidated Natural Resources Act, Public Law 110-229. Per authorizing legislation, the States of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming shall contribute not less than 50% of the total contributions necessary to carry out the PRRIP.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 50.%.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Set forth in the current cooperative agreement. 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) FY 09 $10,350,000; FY 10 est $11,605,000; FY 11 est $12,209,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$1,000,000 to $15,000,000; average $11,388,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming Area Office, P.O. Box 1630, Mills, WY 82644.

Headquarters Office

John Lawson, Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, P.O. Box 36900, Billings, Montana 59107-6900 Phone: (307) 261-5671 Fax: (307) 261-5683.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

No new proposals are accepted at this time. Currently all projects are funded through a long-term cooperative agreement with the Nebraska Community Foundation.



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