White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System

Planning, engineering, design and construction of the Miner Flat Project.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: White Mountain Apache Tribal Environmental and Conceptual Design Activities.

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.

Phoenix Area Office: Mr. Randy N.

Chandler, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: 6150 W.

Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306-4001, Telephone: (623) 773-6200.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: Reclamation awarded a Public Law 93-638 Cooperative Agreement to the White Mountain Apache Tribe enabling the Tribe to prepare 30% designs of project components and develop a legally defensible Environmental Impact Statement leading to a Reclamation-approved Record of Decision to proceed with the Miner Flat Rural Water Project. Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Public Law 93-638 contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements are authorized for construction and non-construction projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Beneficiary Eligibility

White Mountain Apache Tribe.

Credentials/Documentation

(1) Each "638 contract, grant, or cooperative agreement requires project specific authority;
(2) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the tribal client, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, type of personnel to implement the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timeliness, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation;
(3) Detailed project cost proposals, including budgets with estimated project costs, including salaries and wages, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contracts, and indirect costs, and the values of any in-kind contributions of good and services; and
(4) the awarded "638 contract, grant or cooperative agreement must contain an authorization resolution from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental compliance for this program is required depending on the scope of the specific project component funded.

An environmental impact statement and Record of Decision approving that construction of the White Mountain Apache Tribe rural water system will be in a configuration substantially similar to that described in section 307 of Public Law 111-291 will be required prior to the commencement of Miner Flat Project activities.

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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Initial proposals must contain the information specified in 25 CFR Part 900. Proposals shall be submitted to the applicable Reclamation office with the responsibility for the specific project for which the White Mountain Apache Tribe with responsibility for the specific project which the White Mountain Apache Tribe or Tribe

Award Procedures

Reclamation and the Tribe develop a negotiation schedule and then negotiate the overarching contract/award terms, provisions and conditions based on the requirements of Public Law 93-63 , 25 CFR Part 900, any specific requirements of the project authorizing legislation, and other applicable Federal laws and regulations. Reclamation and the tribe also negotiate an annual funding agreement (AFA), which identifies activities to be performed, funds to be provided, and the method of payment of the initial year of the contract. A final contract agreement is prepared based upon the outcome of the negotiations; attachments include the work plan, budget, tribal resolution, initial AFA, property listing, project schedule, and list of any other applicable provision, terms and conditions.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

The White Mountain Apache Tribe Rural Water System Loan Authorization Act. Public Law 110-390, as amended by the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010, Public Law 111-291.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

As specified for the project.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Length and time phasing will vary. 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.

Reporting (Federal financial report and progress reports) requirements will be negotiated and contained with in the AFA or the overarching terms and conditions.

Reporting (Federal financial report and progress reports) requirements will be negotiated and contained with in the AFA or the overarching terms and conditions.

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

Indian Tribal governments and organizations shall maintain project records in accordance with 43 CFR 12.82; Public Law 93-638; and 25 CFR Part 900.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 12 $5,450,000; FY 13 est $2,000,000; and FY 14 est $1,800,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $1,800,000 - $4,500,000
Average: $3,083.000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 USC 450 (Public Law 93-638, 25 CFR Part 900, OMB Circular A-87 (2 CFR 225), and OMB Circular 133.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Phoenix Area Office: Mr. Randy N. Chandler, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: 6150 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ 85306-4001, Telephone: (623) 773-6200.

Headquarters Office

Mr. Randy N. Chandler Bureau of Reclamation
6150 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, Arizona 85306-4001 Phone: (623) 773-6200

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The White Mountain Apache Tribe must meet the requirements of Public Law 93-638; 25 CFR Part 900 and any additional criteria specific to the authorization legislation.



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