Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement

To rehabilitate and improve the water diversion and delivery features of the Crow Irrigation Project (CIP).

To plan, design and construct a new municipal, rural & industrial (MR&I) water system for the benefit of the Crow Tribe and its members.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Rehabilitation and improvement on Lodge Grass Units #1 and #2.

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.

Great Plains Regional Office:
Mr.Doug Oellermann, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation
PO Box 36900
316 North 26th Street
Billings, MT, 59107-6900
Telephone 406.247.7737
Fax 406.247-7604
E-mail: doellermann@usbr.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: The Crow Tribe and Reclamation conducted a Value Engineering study on the Reno Diversion Dam. The Crow Tribe submitted 95% Plans and Specifications for Lodge Grass #1 and #2 Diversion Dams to Reclamation for review and comment. Reclamation provided review comments to the Crow Tribe. The Tribe began construction on the two Lodge Grass Units. Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The project is for the rehabilitation and improvement of the existing Crow Irrigation Project and for the construction of a new MR&I system on the Crow Reservation.

These projects are authorized under Title IV of the Claims Resolution Act of 2010.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Crow Tribe of Montana.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Irrigable lands within the Crow Reservation.

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

These projects will meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and final engineering reports are being developed.

Any proposed changes in the scope of these projects will be reviewed for continued compliance.

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. Annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually.

Award Procedures

Annually, the Crow Tribe and Bureau of Reclamation negotiate their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, and then the Crow Tribe and Reclamation s Great Plains Region execute an annual funding agreement.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Law 111-291, Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Title IV, Crow Tribe Water Rights Settlement (31 USC 1101).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds - both mandatory and discretionary - have been expended for this program. Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the contract.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: The Federal share of the CIP is 100 percent (Sec. 405(d)) and of the MR&I is 100 percent (Sec. 406(d). There is a provision (Sec. 406(m) to negotiate non-Federal cost share if non-Federal parties use the MR&I system. Construction costs for the CIP and MR&I, respectively, will total $131.843 million and $246.381 million (indexed to May 2008). Funds are to be available until expended.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Beginning in fiscal year 2011, funding for these projects was authorized to be appropriated. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports: draft and final technical reports; progress reports (quarterly); annual reports; reports on significant developments (as necessary).

SF-425 (quarterly).

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

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 12 $154,236,000; FY 13 est $10,000,000; and FY 14 est $5,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $50,000 to $131,000,000
Average: $56,412,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR 900 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. Great Plains Regional Office:
Mr.Doug Oellermann, Project Manager, Bureau of Reclamation
PO Box 36900
316 North 26th Street
Billings, MT, 59107-6900
Telephone 406.247.7737
Fax 406.247-7604
E-mail: doellermann@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Mr. Doug Davis Great Plains Regional Office
Bureau of Reclamation
316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101 Email: douglasdavis@usbr.gov Phone: (406)247-7710 Fax: (406)247-7892

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling.



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