New Mexico Rio Grande Basin Pueblos Irrigation Infrastructure Project

Rehabilitate and repair irrigation infrastructure of the Rio Grande Pueblos to conserve water and help address potential conflicts over water in the Rio Grande Basin.



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.

Viola Sanchez, 555 Broadway NE Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-270-3046, vsanchez@usbr.gov
Brian Parry, 125 South State Street Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147, 801-524-3674, bparry@usbr.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: In Fiscal Year 2011, utilizing funds from the Native American Program, land surveying was done at portions of four pueblos: Taos, Ohkay Owingeh, Santo Domingo, and San Felipe. In FY 2012, utilizing Congressionally appropriated funds, land surveying was done at portions of three pueblos: Ohkay Owingeh, Santo Domingo, and Laguna. Land surveying was done at Picuris Pueblo as part of the planning program, and this survey may also be utilized for the New Mexico Pueblos Irrigation Project. Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are for two purposes: (1) to prepare a study for Congress on existing conditions and potential irrigation rehabilitation projects; and (2) to construct irrigation rehabilitation projects after the study is approved by Congress.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Funds are for two purposes: (1) to prepare a study for Congress on existing conditions and potential irrigation rehabilitation projects; and (2) to construct irrigation rehabilitation projects after the study is approved by Congress.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Funds are for two purposes: (1) to prepare a study for Congress on existing conditions and potential irrigation rehabilitation projects; and (2) to construct irrigation rehabilitation projects after the study is approved by Congress.

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

Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded.

This may result in the need for an environmental impact assessment or environmental impact statement prior to the commencement of 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. Each pueblo has submitted a form consenting to participate in the project, as required by the authorizing legislation.

Award Procedures

Proposed irrigation rehabilitation projects qualify and are prioritized based on eligiblilty requirements set forth in the authorizing legislation.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, Section 9106. 123 Stat. 1304.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval of the study by Congress will depend on how quickly Congress acts. Approval of individual rehabilitation projects varies depending on the amount and timing of funding appropriated by Congress.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: None for the study report. For construction, the authorizing legislation requires a 25% non-federal cost share. The cost share requirements can be waived by the Secretary of the Interior due to financial hardship on the part of pueblos.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

To be determined. 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 on an annual basis Program Performance Reports.

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 on an annual basis SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

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

(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 12 $240,374; FY 13 est $170,000; and FY 14 est $170,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $5,000 - $250,000
Average: $193,458.

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. Viola Sanchez, 555 Broadway NE Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-270-3046, vsanchez@usbr.gov
Brian Parry, 125 South State Street Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147, 801-524-3674, bparry@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Richard Ives Bureau of Reclamation
1849 C Street NW
, Washington, District of Columbia 87102 Email: rives@usbr.gov Phone: (202)513-0550

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are listed in the authorizing legislation.



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