Central Valley Project Conservation Program

Provide financial support for activities to benefit federally listed endangered and threatened species to compensate for impacts to species resulting from the operation and maintenance of the Central Valley Project, including helping to meet the requirements of State Water Resources Control Board Decision
1641 for the CVP Consolidated Place of Use.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: Stubblefield Ranch Conservation Easement; Dos Rios Ranch Riparian Restoration; Large-flowered Fiddleneck Captive Propagation; Metcalf Canyon Jewelflower Research; Tiburon Paintbrush Research.

Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

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.

Division of Environmental Affairs.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: 21 proposals received for a total request of $6,607,863. 5 assistance awards were given to acquire 1,615 acres of habitat for endangered species, restore 198 acres of riparian woodland, and conduct research and captive propagation for three endangered plant species. Fiscal Year 2013: 22 proposals were received for a total request of $7,389,190. It is estimated that 7 assistance awards will be given to acquire 2,000 acres of habitat for endangered species, restore habitat for endangered species, and conduct research on three endangered species. Fiscal Year 2014: It is estimated that 7 assistance awards will be given to acquire 3,000 acres of habitat for endangered species, and conduct research on three endangered species.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for land acquisition, habitat restoration, research, and captive propagation of listed species.

Funds must be applied to projects located within a specified geographic area centered on the Central Valley of California.

Cannot fund activities required as regulatory mitigation.

Projects must directly benefit at least one federally listed species.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any person(s) without regard to specified eligibility criteria.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Not applicable.


Not applicable. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental compliance for this program may be required depending on the scope of the specific project funded 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.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

Financial Assistance Grants Officer determines awards based on recommendations from the program manager.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, as amended, 16 U.S.C. Section 661 et seq, of 1956.

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.


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.


Projects may generally be renewed on an annual basis, not to exceed a total of 5 years. 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.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The period of time of assistance varies by project, depending on project objectives. Assistance is released on a reimbursement basis. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements


Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit an annual and final Program Performance Report.

Other specific reports that maybe applicable to the agreement are property inventories, and patent and invention disclosures.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

An annual and final SF-425, Federal Financial Report is required.

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 to 43 CFR 12.953.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 12 $1,858,815; FY 13 est $1,250,000; and FY 14 est $1,532,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range is $25,000 to $1,000,000; Average $371, 763.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

43 CFR 12 and OMB Circulars. These documents may be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Division of Environmental Affairs.

Headquarters Office

Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science 1849 C Street, N.W., Mail Stop MIB6640, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: rswanson@uc.usbr.gov Phone: (202) 208-3100 Fax: (202) 208-3100

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the funding announcements posted on www.grants.gov.

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