Construction of municipal, rural, and industrial water supply systems for the Fort Peck Indian Reservation and for all or portions of Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, and Roosevelt counties in northeastern Montana.
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.
Required technical and environmental reports for the construction of municipal, rural, and industrial water supply systems; partial construction of the systems in accordance with the final engineering report.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The project is for the construction of municipal, rural, and industrial water supply systems that will serve the Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water System), and all or portions of Valley, Daniels, Sheridan and Roosevelt counties in northeastern Montana (Dry Prairie Rural Water System).
At the present time, no new project awards are being made under this authority.
Funding is only available for continuation of existing agreements.
The Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board, Dry Prairie Rural Water Association Incorporated (or any successor non-Federal entity).
The Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the Dry Prairie Rural Water Association, and the residents of all or portions of Valley, Daniels, Sheridan and Roosevelt counties in the State of Montana.
Aplication and Award Process
These projects have met the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, and final engineering reports and water conservation plans have been approved.
Any proposed changes in the scope of these projects will be reviewed for continued compliance.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually. The applicants must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with technical proposals and budget narratives.
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, Reclamation's Great Plains Region finalizes the amendments.
Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System Act of 2000, Public Law 106-382.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Funding is available until all currently appropriated funds 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 and in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement.
Formula and Matching Requirements
The Federal share of the Fort Peck project is 100 percent (Sec. 4(j)); the Federal share of the Dry Prairie Rural Water System project is 76 percent (Sec. 5(a)(2). Construction costs for both projects will total $193 million (1998 dollars) with Dry Prairie's cost being $68 million and the Reservation's portion being $125 million. Funds are to be available until expended.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding for these projects was authorized to be appropriated over a period of 10 fiscal years.
Post Assistance Requirements
Draft and final technical reports; SF-269A (quarterly), financial reports (quarterly), progress reports (quarterly); annual report; reports on significant developments (as necessary).
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 ($500,000 for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) or more a year in Federal awards will have a single or a program specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than ($500,000 for fiscal years ending after December 1, 2003) a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
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.
FY 07 $5,000,000; FY 08 est $6,763,000, and FY 09 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regulations: 43 CFR 12, http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html#page1; OMB Circulars, http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/grants_circulars.html. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Reclamation Office listed below.
Regional or Local Office
Montana Area Office: Mr. Dan Jewell, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, PO Box 30137, Billings, MT, 59107-0137, Telephone: 406.247.7298, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Plains Region Office: Mr. Kimball M. Banks, Tribal and Financial Assistance Officer, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, MT 59101, Telephone: (406) 247-7710, Fax: (406) 247-7695, E-mail: email@example.com.
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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