Increasing Public Awareness of Recreational Opportunities at Reclamation Reservoirs for Physically C

To provide opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children to use and enjoy public waters and related lands; to assist Reclamation in meeting its goal to provide accessible programs, facilities and activities to create a positive outdoor experience for all citizens; to increase awareness of all
the participants (parents/caregivers, sportsmen, partners, volunteers) to the capabilities of disabled and disadvantaged children; and to provide educational opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children to learn more about fish and water as natural resources.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: The C.A.S.T (Catch a Special Thrill) for Kids Foundation.

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

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Bureau of Reclamation
Acquisition Operations Group 84-27810
P.O.

Box 25007, Denver Federal Center
Denver CO 80225.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: N/A. Fiscal Year 2011: Over 900 disabled and disadvantaged children participated in 22 events in 17 states during 2010. It is anticipated that a similar number of events and participants will be served in 2011. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

TPIA has delegated authority to Reclamation to carry out a Program to instill in the public the importance of the appropriate use of and appreciation for Reclamation facilities.

Eligible activities under the Delegation are limited to activities authorized under the TPIA.

Such activities may include events designed to increase public awareness of recreational opportunities at Reclamation reservoirs, for physically challenged and disadvantaged children as well as other members of the public, and may also include financial assistance agreements to eligible entities for the purpose of carrying out the Program.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are State governments, County governments, City or townships governments, Special districts governments, Independent school districts, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments(federally recognized), Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American tribal organization(other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Non-Profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Survive (IRS), other than institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, Individuals, Small businesses.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Disabled and disadvantaged children.

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. 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

For grant and cooperative agreements awarded and funded through Public Law 101-628 (16 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) and the TPIA Delegation Agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation dated September 22, 2008, and subsequent amendments, all Federal rules, regulations, and agency specific guidelines for awarding procedures will be followed.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Take Pride in America (TPIA) Public Law 101-628 (16 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) ; TPIA Delegation Agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation dated September 22, 2008.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.

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

Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. 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

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

5 years. 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 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 SF-425, Federal Financial Reporton 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

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 10 $124,894; FY 11 $128,231; FY 12 $133,364

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $120,000.00 - $130,000.00
Average: $128,829.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR 12 and 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
Acquisition Operations Group 84-27810
P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center
Denver CO 80225.

Headquarters Office

Bureau of Reclamation Acquisition Operations Group 84-27810
P.O. Box 25007, Denver Federal Center
, Denver , Colorado 80225 Phone: (303)445-2849

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.



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