Garrison Diversion Unit

To meet the water needs within the State of North Dakota by providing funds on a non-reimbursable basis for the planning and construction of a multi-purpose water resource development project within the State of North Dakota for irrigation; municipal, rural, and industrial water; fish, wildlife, and
other natural resource conservation and development; recreation; flood control; augmented stream flows; ground water recharge; and other project purposes.
Examples of Funded Projects

The tribal municipal, rural and industrial water supply systems projects; the tribal operation and maintenance activities; the Red River Valley feasibility study and environmental assessment; the State of North Dakota municipal, rural and industrial water supply systems projects; the enhancement of Garrison recreation facilities.


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 - Dakotas Area Office: Mr. Denny Breitzman, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: P.O.

Box 1017, Bismarck, ND 58501, Telephone: (701) 250-4242, E-mail: dbreitzman@gp.usbr.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
North Dakota Natural Resources Trust Inc $ 2,670,750   2016-08-042020-12-31
Game And Fish, North Dakota Department Of $ 2,979,647   2013-09-202018-09-30
North Dakota Natural Resources Trust Inc $ 775,300   2013-09-192016-09-30
North Dakota Natural Resources Trust $ 4,352,000   2002-04-242011-09-30
Standing Rock Water Resources Department $ 5,371,164   1996-01-292010-12-31
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Technical and environmental reports required by the various activities, projects, and programs; construction of municipal, rural and industrial water supply systems; and enhancement of recreation facilities.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Different projects and programs under the authorization have different cost ceilings.

The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region shall enter into cooperative agreements with the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa to undertake the authorized activities, programs and projects as the Secretary of the Interior determines necessary.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The citizens of the State of North Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Credentials/Documentation

See Public Law 99-294, Section 2, for considerations to be given to fish and wildlife conservation, including habitat impacts, mitigation procedures, and enhancement. See Public Law 99-294, Section 3, regarding when it may be necessary for applicants to complete a comprehensive report covering feasibility, capability, impacts, cost and efficiency measures, National Environmental Policy Act requirements, and other matters. Please contact the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed in the Contacts section, below, for further information regarding these requirements.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication is not required.

Depending on the project, an environmental impact assessment or statement may be required.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

If requested, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region will assist the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in preparing their respective proposals.

Application Procedures

Applications shall include: (1) Detailed written technical proposals including background data regarding the applicants, technical approaches proposed to accomplish the work, scopes of work that separate the work into major tasks, types of personnel implementing the proposals, experience in performing these types of work, timelines, the levels of cooperation with other parties involved in the proposals, and other information that may be useful for proposal evaluation; and (2) 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 goods and services. Applicants must submit all applicable SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance forms, along with their technical and budget proposals.

Award Procedures

Once the parties agree with their respective scopes of work and cooperative agreements, the Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region will finalize the agreements. The Bureau of Reclamation's Great Plains Region will negotiate and enter into cooperative agreements with the State of North Dakota, the Garrison Conservancy District, the Standing Rock Sioux, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Spirit Lake Nation, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. The tribes may choose to enter into an agreement under Public Law 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. For those agreements that are in place, the Bureau of Reclamation negotiates annually the workplan and budget for that fiscal year.

Deadlines

Varies by project. Contact the Regional Office listed below for deadline dates.

Authorization

Garrison Diversion Unit, Missouri River Basin Project, Public Law 89-108, as amended; Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 1985, Public Law 98-360; Garrison Diversion Unit Reformulation Act of 1986, Public Law 99-294; Dakota Water Resources Act of 2000, Public Law 106-554.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

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 in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

There is no time restriction placed on the use of the funds. A schedule will be established between the Bureau of Reclamation and the recipient at the time of award. Any request for a time extension must be in writing in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Draft and final technical reports; SF-269A (quarterly), financial reports (quarterly), progress reports (quarterly); annual report; reports on significant developments (as necessary).

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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.

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

FY 07 $24,221,000; FY 08 est $17,642,000; and FY 09 est $23,960,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range - $2,000 to $1,427,500; Average - $320,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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 Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Dakotas Area Office: Mr. Denny Breitzman, Area Manager, Bureau of Reclamation, Address: P.O. Box 1017, Bismarck, ND 58501, Telephone: (701) 250-4242, E-mail: dbreitzman@gp.usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

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: kbanks@gp.usbr.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation and the appropriation ceiling, and any stated evaluation criteria.



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