Fiscal Year 2012: Initial construction activities for the water supply system, such as pipelines, Water Treatment Plant, and raw water intake building construction.
Once built out, the system will supply water to the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation and for all or portions of Hill, Liberty, Toole, Pondera, Teton and Chouteau counties in North Central Montana.
These projects are for the supply and distribution of clean drinking water to these areas.
Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.
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.
Fiscal Year 2012: Required technical and environmental reports for the construction of municipal, rural, and industrial water supply systems; beginning construction of the systems in accordance with the final engineering report. Fiscal Year 2013: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2014: Information not available.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Construction of a rural water supply system that will serve the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy"s Indian reservation and the surrounding, off-reservation communities in north central Montana.
At the present time, no new project awards are being made under this authority.
Funding is only available for continuation of existing agreements.
The Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy"s Indian Reservation and the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority.
The Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy"s Indian Reservation and inhabitants of the areas served by the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority in Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Toole Counties, Montana.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
The Bureau of Reclamation s Great Plains Region will assist the Chippewa-Cree of the Rocky Boy s Indian Reservation and members of the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority in preparing their respective annual funding agreements or financial assistance agreements.
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.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. At the present time, program funding is provided only for the continuation of existing agreements. Amendments to incorporate annual work plans and budgets are negotiated annually with the current recipients. Current recipients submit applicable SF-424 forms, technical proposals, and budget narratives for Bureau of Reclamation review.
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation"s Great Plains Region finalizes the modifications.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Indian Financing Amendments Act of 2002, Title IX-Rocky Boy s/North Central Montana Regional Water System Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-331.
FOR RECOVERY ACT:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (P.L. 111-5)
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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 in accordance with the provisions stated in the agreement.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: The Federal share of the Rocky Boy"s Rural Water System project is 100 percent. The Federal share of the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority project is 80 percent. (Section 904(b) and (c), Section 905(b)).
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are to be available until expended. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis the Program Performance Report.
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.
For Recovery Act projects, quarterly reporting is required.
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis the SF-425, Federal Financial Report.
Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF-425.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
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.
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 12 $4,347,000; FY 13 est $4,000,000; and FY 14 est $2,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$50,000 to $10,000,000; Average $3,449,000.
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.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. 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.
Doug Davis, Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region Office , P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street , Billings, Montana 59101 Email: DouglasDavis@usbr.gov Phone: (406) 247-7710 Fax: (406) 247-7695.
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. For ARRA funded projects: The purposes of the Recovery Act are, among others, to quickly and prudently commence activities that preserve and create jobs and to promote economic recovery, and to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits. To meet these purposes, Reclamation will allocate funds based on the criteria set forth in the Recovery Act and the accompanying conference report, and will target activities that quickly infuse money into the economy.
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