Increasing Public Awareness of Recreational Opportunities at Reclamation Reservoirs for Physically C

To provide opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children to use and enjoy public waters and related lands; to assist Reclamation in meeting its goal to provide accessible programs, facilities and activities to create a positive outdoor experience for all citizens; to increase awareness of all
the participants (parents/caregivers, sportsmen, partners, volunteers) to the capabilities of disabled and disadvantaged children; and to provide educational opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children to learn more about fish and water as natural resources.

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.

Bureau of Reclamation
Acquisition Operations Group 84-27810

Box 25007, Denver Federal Center
Denver CO 80225.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2010: N/A. Fiscal Year 2011: Over 900 disabled and disadvantaged children participated in 22 events in 17 states during 2010. It is anticipated that a similar number of events and participants will be served in 2011. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

TPIA has delegated authority to Reclamation to carry out a Program to instill in the public the importance of the appropriate use of and appreciation for Reclamation facilities.

Eligible activities under the Delegation are limited to activities authorized under the TPIA.

Such activities may include events designed to increase public awareness of recreational opportunities at Reclamation reservoirs, for physically challenged and disadvantaged children as well as other members of the public, and may also include financial assistance agreements to eligible entities for the purpose of carrying out the Program.

For further information, please contact the regional office.