Integrated Regional Water Plan for the Central Valley of California

The California Water Institute at Fresno State University (Institute) has been authorized under federal law, acting through the United States Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) "to conduct a study regarding the coordination and integration of sub-regional integrated regional water management plans into
a unified Integrated Regional Water Management Plan" for the eight counties and two hydrologic basins that encompass the San Joaquin Valley.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: The examples of funded projects include the Madera Irrigation District s Groundwater Banking Project and Semitropic Water Storage District s Recharge Basins.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: 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.

Resource Management Division
U. S. Bureau of Reclamation
1243 "N" Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Office: (559)487-5116.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: Framework completed in 2010. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The regulations at 43 CFR, Part 12, Subparts A, C,E, and F, are incorporated by reference as though set forth in full text.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, as applicable, and as implemented by 43 CFR Part 12, are also incorporated by reference.

Failure of a Recipient to comply with any applicable regulation or circular may be the basis for withholding payments for proper charges made by the Recipient and/or termination of support.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

California Water Institute at California State University, Fresno.

Education and Research Center.

Beneficiary Eligibility

California Water Institute and the 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 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. A Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, Standard Form 424A, Budget Information for Non-Construction Projects, Standard Form 424B, Assurances for Non-Construction Projects, Standard Form 424C, Budget Information for Construction Projects, Standard Form 424D, Assurances for Construction Projects, Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, and written proposals should be submitted via hard-copy, directly to the Program Manager and include: a title, background, objectives, performance schedule, points of contact, most current audit and indirect cost documentation, corrective action plan if needed, any other documentation that is directly associated with the Projects.

Award Procedures

For Grant Agreements awarded as a component of the eligible beneficiary (SCCAO) and project, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and authorized under Public Law 111-85 and subsequent amendments, all Federal rules, regulations, and agency specific guidelines for awarded procedures will be followed.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Omnibus Public Land Management Act, 2009, Public Law 111-11, Title X Part II, Section 10101.; Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-85.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award time varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Most awards are anticipated within 90 days or less after receipt of the application forms and proposal submissions, and rely on the passing of a fiscal year appropriations bill for the availability of authorized funds.

Appeals

None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, upon request, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.

Renewals

When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The SCCAO must submit written requests for renewals or extensions directly to the Program Manager for approval, at least 45 days prior to the expiration of the specific projects agreement. Once the term of the project is expired, no renewal or extension will be approved, due to non-compliance with the terms and conditions of the specific projects agreement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

December 31, 2015. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: For further information, please contact the regional office.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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

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 the SF-425, Federal Financial Report on an annual basis.

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

14-0680-0-1-300.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $250,000; FY 12 $250,000 - This program was authorized in FY09 and first year funding is anticipated in FY11.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $50,000 to $200,000
Average $83,333.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR 12 Subparts A,C,E,F and OMB circulars A-21, A-87 A-122

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Resource Management Division
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
1243 "N" Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Office: (559)487-5116.

Headquarters Office

Resource Management Division U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
1243 "N" Street
, Fresno, California 93721 Phone: (559)487-5116

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Study area was the San Joaquin River Hydrologic Region, as defined by DWR Bulleting 160-05 Volume 3 Chapter 7 & 8. Secretary of the Interior shall provide direct financial assistance to California Water Institute ,per P.L. 111-11.



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