Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project

To provide financial assistance to design and construct portions of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (Project).

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Financial assistance agreement awarded to City to provide for the design and construction of Reach 13 27.5 of the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project.

This work includes initial environmental and cultural resource compliance tasks.

Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2014: Information not 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.

Upper Colorado Region, Four Corner Construction Office, Barry Longwell (COTR), blongwell@usbr.gov, 970-259-1110.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: In Fiscal Year 2011, the City of Gallup started their cultural resource, NEPA compliance and design requirements. Those will continue throughout Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12). In FY12, the Navajo Nation will begin their cultural resource, NEPA compliance and project design. Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Project is a component of a water right settlement with the Navajo Nation.

In general, financial assistance may be provided to profit or non-profit entities to design and construct portions of the Project.

Specifically, financial assistance may be provided to the Navajo Nation (Nation) and City of Gallup, New Mexico (City) to design and construct portions of the Project to provide water deliveries to Navajo and City water distribution systems.

Financial assistance may be specifically directed to the Nation and City because they are uniquely qualified to perform the design and construction work; will ultimately own and operate Project facilities; and, legislative authority exists to provide this financial assistance to the Nation and City.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Native American Organization (Navajo Nation)
Local governments (City of Gallup New Mexico)
Profit organization(s)
Private nonprofit institution(s)/organization(s).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government (Navajo Nation)
Local Governments (City of Gallup New Mexico).

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

A Planning Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision has been completed.

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. 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

Reclamation will award, on a non-competitive basis, two agreements with the City of Gallup and the Navajo Nation.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section 10602 (a).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Approximately 90 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. All Project construction costs allocated to the Nation are nonreimbursable. There will be no Nation matching or cost share associated with this financial assistance. See Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section10604 (a) (3).

The City is obligated to pay, with interest, 25 to 35 percent of Project construction costs allocated to the City based on the ability of the City to pay. There will be no City matching or cost share associated with this financial assistance. See Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act, Title X, Part III, Section10604 (b) (3).
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

2010 to 2024. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on an annual basis: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Reports.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-425, Federal Financial Report; and (2) Program Performance Report; and (3) 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.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

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

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 12 $25,408,230; FY 13 est $15,065,293; and FY 14 est $24,489,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $500,000 - $27,000,000
Average: $21,654,174.

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. Upper Colorado Region, Four Corner Construction Office, Barry Longwell (COTR), blongwell@usbr.gov, 970-259-1110.

Headquarters Office

Barry Longwell, FCCO 100, Four Corners Construction Office, 103 Everett Street, Durango, Colorado 81303 Email: blongwell@usbr.gov Phone: (505) 325-1794 Fax: (505) 326-4388.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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