Agricultural drain water reuse and drainage water treatment.
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.
During FY 2006, projects were awarded for drainage water reuse and drainage water treatment projects dealing with drainage water from approximately 90,000 acres of San Luis Unit area lands.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To be used for projects that will result in construction and operation of drainage facilities in the San Luis Unit and adjacent areas.
Any responsible source, to include irrigation and/or water districts, State and local entities, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, small businesses, profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, quasi-public nonprofit institutions/organizations, and other private institutions/organizations.
General public, irrigation and/or water districts, State and local entities, farmers and ranchers, agricultural producers, and property owners.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Funding opportunity announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, SF-424 forms and any other forms to be used to submit application information, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov/.
All applications will be initially screened for eligibility and compliance with the requirements stated in the program funding announcement. Applications passing this screening process will be forwarded for review by a proposal evaluation panel comprised of qualified Federal experts in the program area; however, nonFederal experts may be utilized for specific project reviews. Applications will be reviewed against the proposal evaluation criteria, and any additional review factors, as stated in the funding announcement. Final selection will be determined by the Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, or regional officials, as applicable to the project.
Varies by project. Deadline information will be included in all funding opportunity announcements posted on www.grants.gov.
San Luis Unit, Central Valley Project Act of June 3, 1960, Public Law 86-488, 74 Stat. 156, Section 5.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Varies depending on the type and complexity of the project. Further information will be available for each specific project at the time the funding opportunity announcement is posted on www.grants.gov and may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation personnel listed as the point of contact in the funding announcement.
None. Final award decisions are not subject to appeal; however, the Bureau of Reclamation will provide all applicants with information on why their proposals were not selected for award.
If renewals or extensions are applicable to the project, this information will be included in the funding opportunity announcement. When renewals or extensions are applicable, continuation of funding for these activities is at the discretion of Congress and will be subject to availability of appropriated funds.
Formula and Matching Requirements
There is no statutory requirement for cost sharing; however, applicants are encouraged to provide a cost share whenever possible.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing information, as applicable, will be included in funding announcements for this program on www.grants.gov/.
Post Assistance Requirements
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit the following reports on a quarterly basis: (1) SF-269/SF-269a Financial Status Reports, (2) SF-272 Report of Federal Cash Transactions, and (3) Program performance reports.
Annually, recipients shall submit an annual program performance report.
Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final: (1) SF-269/SF-269a Financial Status Report, (2) final program performance report, and (3) other specific reports that may be applicable to the agreement such as property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.
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.
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 $3,500,000; FY 08 not separately identifiable; and FY 09 est $800,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $16,345 to $1,650,000; Average: $246,770.
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.
Regional or Local Office
Technical/Program Information: Bureau of Reclamation, South-Central California Area Office, Attention: Michael Delamore, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA, 93721. Telephone: (559) 487-5039. Fax: (559) 487-5130. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org/. Acquisition Office: Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Regional Office, Acquisition Services, 2800 Cottage Way, Room E-1815, Sacramento, California 95825-1898. Telephone: (916) 978-5130. Fax: (916) 978- 5175/5182. E-mail: 2WG3@mp.usbr.gov/.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcement posted on www.grants.gov/.
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