Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project

Provide potable water to communities in Eastern New Mexico.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Phase -1 Intake Structure at Ute Dam.

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.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: In 2010, Reclamation determined that the Authority"s operation, maintenance, and replacement plan for the Project meets the requirements of Public Law 111-11. In December 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a concurrence memorandum which completes the Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation. In January 2011, a Finding of No Significant Impact was signed, thus completing National Environmental Policy Act compliance. Also in January 2011, a Memorandum of Agreement was executed between the Authority and Reclamation describing roles and responsibilities during construction of the Project.

All of the prerequisites for construction have been completed and a ground breaking ceremony took place at Ute Reservoir on August 11, 2011. The contract for Phase I was awarded to ASI Dam and Water Contractors for the bid price of $13,980,562.50. Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Project will be constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (Authority), the Project s local sponsor.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (Authority) was formed for the sole purpose of administration of this new water supply project for the surrounding communities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The Project would pipe 16,450 acre-feet of water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico. Curry County, Roosevelt County, and Cannon Air Force Base are also participating in the Project. The present population of the Project service area is about 60,000 people.

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

In December 2010, the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service issued a concurrence memorandum which completes the Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation.

In January 2011, a Finding of No Significant Impact was signed, thus completing National Environmental Policy Act compliance.

Also in January 2011, a Memorandum of Agreement was executed between the Authority and Reclamation describing roles and responsibilities during construction of the Project.

An environmental impact statement 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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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

Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation s Upper Colorado Region finalizes the modifications. Responsibilities for needs assessments, feasibility and environmental studies, design, conservation measures and administration are to be included in agreements negotiated under this authority.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Title IX, Section 9103.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 75.%. The Federal share of the total cost of any activity or construction carried out using amounts made available shall be not more than 75 percent of the total cost of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. An amount not greater than $327,000,000 (January 1, 2007 price levels) is authorized to be appropriated for non-reimbursable financial assistance to plan, design, and construct the Project.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

September 30, 2021. 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 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.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

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.

No performance monitoring is required.

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 $1,698,472; FY 13 est $1,948,000; and FY 14 est $4,475,600

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $0-$1,000,000
Average: $2,707,357.

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.

Headquarters Office

Mr. Joe Alderete Albuquerque Area Office
Bureau of Reclamation
555 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 Phone: 505.462.3578

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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