Upper Colorado River Basin Fish and Wildlife Mitigation

To protect, restore and enhance wetland and upland ecosystems for the conservation of fish and wildlife resources in the upper Colorado River Basin.


-To produce June sucker to be released into Utah Lake
-To recover the endangered June sucker
-To Determine which species listed
under the Endangered Species Act are potentially eligible for de-listing or down-listing.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: - Section 314(c) Projects constructed a diversion dam on the Green River that will allow for controlled releases into an existing but dewatered oxbow to enhance waterfowl and shorebird wetlands improvements; constructed rock vanes in the Little Snake River that will reestablish and maintain a natural hydrological connection between the river and four oxbows; planted nearly two acres of cottonwood seedlings or cuttings to establish a cottonwood nursery that will provide trees to be used in habitat replacement as tamarisk are eliminated along the Colorado River and including its tributaries.

Funded the removal of tamarisk along the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.

Funded Cheat Grass Survey near Pinedale, WY to be used in Sage Grouse habitat improvement.

Provided funding to assist in the acquisition of a Conservation Easement near Mancos, CO. -The June Sucker Hatchery has produced June sucker that have been released into Utah Lake each year since 2000. -The JSRIP has accomplished recovery actions that have made sufficient progress toward the recovery of June sucker.

These have included projects aimed at reducing the impacts of no-native and sportfish populations on June sucker; habitat development and maintenance; water acquisition, management, and protection; preserving genetic integrity and augmenting the population; various research projects answering critical questions in the life history of June sucker; and information and education efforts. -The Endangered Species Status Review has identified species eligible for de-listing and down-listing and is currently working toward down-listing several species that exist in Utah.

Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available.

Fiscal Year 2019: Information not 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.

Central Utah Project Completion Act Office Program Director 302 East 1860 South Provo, Utah 84606 Telephone: 801/379-1237 E-mail: rrmurray@usbr.gov.
Website Address

http://www.cupcao.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Green River Greenbelt Task Force $ 42,000   2014-07-032018-07-31
Montezuma Land Conservancy-$ 4,905   2012-04-192013-12-31
Central Utah Water Conservancy District $ 41,000,000   2009-07-012011-01-01
Utah Reclamation Mitigation And Conservation $ 8,730,000   2009-06-012011-01-01
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: -FY17: - Section 314(c) Projects created, restored and enhanced waterfowl wetlands on the Green River near Green River, WY. -The June Sucker Hatchery produced their annual quota of June sucker that were released either to grow-out facilities prior to release into Utah Lake or into Utah Lake directly. -The JSRIP accomplished recovery actions that have made sufficient progress toward the recovery of June sucker. These have included projects aimed at reducing the impacts of no-native and sportfish populations on June sucker; habitat development and maintenance; water acquisition, management, and protection; preserving genetic integrity and augmenting the population; various research projects answering critical questions in the life history of June sucker; and information and education efforts. -The Endangered Species Status Review has identified species eligible for de-listing and down-listing and is currently working toward down-listing several species that exist in Utah. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

-The purpose of Section 314(c) projects is to benefit fish and wildlife resources adversely affected by the construction and operation of Federal water resource developments authorized by the Colorado River Storage Project Act of 1956 (P.L.

84-485).

Projects are for fish and wildlife habitat improvements and recreation in accordance with the goals and criteria established by Congress in Section 314 of the Central Utah Project Completion Act (CUPCA).

Projects supplement historic water resource development mitigation that has occurred, expand previous mitigation efforts to address unforeseen circumstances, or otherwise benefit associated wildlife habitat and public interests.

By statutory restriction, funds are expended outside the state of Utah. -The purpose of the June Sucker Hatchery Assistance Agreement is to fund the operation and maintenance of the June Sucker Interim Fish Hatchery. -The purpose of the JSRIP Assistance Agreement is to fund activities aimed at the recovery of the endangered June sucker. -The purpose of the Endangered Species Status Review Assistance Agreement is to fund efforts to de-list or down-list Utah species.

For further information, please contact the regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

-Under Section 314(c) projects, state and local government agencies, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments, private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/organizations; for-profit organizations, interstate and intrastate entities, and individuals.

While entities within the state of Utah are eligible to receive funds under this program, funds must be expended for project activities outside the State of Utah. -The State of Utah manages the June sucker Interim Hatchery.

Therefore, funding is granted to the State. -The JSRIP is provided funding under the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program Agreement -The Fish and Wildlife Service is provided funding under the Endangered Species Status Review Agreement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

- For Section 314(c) projects, state and local government agencies, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments, private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/organizations; for-profit organizations, interstate and intrastate entities, and individuals. While entities within the state of Utah are eligible to receive funds under this program, funds must be expended for project activities outside the State of Utah. -The State of Utah manages the June sucker Interim Hatchery. Therefore, funding is granted to the State. -The JSRIP is provided funding under the June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program Agreement -The Fish and Wildlife Service is provided funding under the Endangered Species Status Review Agreement.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Environmental impact statements or assessments may be required based on potential impacts to the human environment.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. -For Section 314(c) projects, applicants submit written technical and budget proposals in accordance with guidance stated in the annual program announcement. The standard application forms required by 43 CFR 12, Subparts C and F, must be used. Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Assessment and compliance with the Federal Endangered Species Act and other Federal environmental laws may be prerequisites, based on impacts of the proposed action, prior to receiving federal assistance/funding. State Plans are not required. -The June Sucker Hatchery is funded annually under a Cooperative Agreement -The JSRIP is funded annually under a Cooperative Agreement -The Endangered Species Status Review is funded annually under a Cooperative Agreement

Award Procedures

-Under Section the 314(c), projects ranking highest against the program criteria for selecting proposals as stated in the annual funding announcement (see Criteria for Selecting Proposals, below), and consistent with available funding, are requested to submit a draft grant or cooperative agreement along with supporting forms and documents. Applicants will work with the CUPCA program office to complete required documents and execute the award. Awards are granted to other Federal, State and local government agencies, non-governmental entities, institutions of higher learning, and private individuals. -The June Sucker Hatchery is funded annually under a Cooperative Agreement. These funds are expended by the hatchery on operational maintenance costs. -The JSRIP is funded annually under a Cooperative Agreement. The JSRIP expends these funds on program management, as well as services and products provided by the State of Utah, universities, and private entities.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Authorization for Section 314(c) projects comes from the Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992, Title III?Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation Mitigation and Conservation, Sec. 314, P.L. 102-575, as amended. -Authorization for the June Sucker Hatchery and JSRIP Projects comes from Title II?Central Utah Project Construction, Sec. 202, P.L. 102-575, as amended. -Authorization for the species status review comes from the Endangered Species Act and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Recipients may request renewal of existing projects or additional projects to meet program goals and objectives. Renewals are contingent upon Congressional appropriations to the program, a continued high relevancy ranking based on program criteria, and recipient?s satisfactory progress on the approved scope of work.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: This program does not have a statutory formula or matching requirement. However, the program seeks to leverage available Federal funding and will give enhanced consideration to applicants offering cost-sharing participation in the form of contributed funds, in-kind labor, materials or equipment contributions. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants and cooperative agreements are normally written for a 1 to 5 year period with funding provided only for the current year. See Renewals, above. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All projects and activities are monitored for progress and compliance with the agreed-upon scope of work.

Recipients are required to submit periodic requests for advance or reimbursement of funds using the SF-270, or may request payments through the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) system.

Recipients also submit Financial Status Reports annually within 90 calendar days after the grant year (i.e., 12 months after the approved effective date of the assistance agreement and every 12 months thereafter until the expiration date of the assistance agreement).

A final Financial Status Report is required within 90 calendar days after the expiration or termination of the assistance agreement.

Written quarterly progress reports detailing project accomplishments are generally required, as are written reports upon completion of the project.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Periodic site visits and internal reports are completed by the CUPCA program office.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

All recipients of Federal awards shall maintain project records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333 Retention requirements for records. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient. Federal awarding agencies and pass-through entities must not impose any other record retention requirements upon non-Federal entities, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.333.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-0787-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 17 $421,000; FY 18 est $385,000; and FY 19 est $391,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range $ 3,000 - $ 582,881 Average $ $356,049.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS and the applicable OMB Circulars.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Central Utah Project Completion Act Office Program Director 302 East 1860 South Provo, Utah 84606 Telephone: 801/379-1237 E-mail: rrmurray@usbr.gov.

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: (801) 379-1254 Fax: (801) 379-1209.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

- Section 314(c) Projects - Criteria for funding projects have been established by Congress in the authorizing legislation (P.L. 102-575) at Section 314(c). Generally, these criteria require that projects restore damaged natural ecosystems on public lands and waterways affected by Federal Reclamation projects in the upper Colorado River basin. In addition, priority is given to projects that assist recovery of endangered or sensitive species or ecosystems, allow reintroduction of native flora and fauna, control or eliminate exotic pest species, or provide enhanced conservation value to state and local government lands. A complete list of program criteria is available at the address listed in Information Contacts (:151). Projects that leverage grant funds with applicant funds, or in-kind services, will receive bonus consideration, but not automatic preference. Specific evaluation criteria will be included in the annual funding opportunity announcement. -The June Sucker Hatchery and JSRIP Projects are selected under recovery criteria established within the June Sucker Recovery Plan. - The Endangered Species Status Review funds the Fish and Wildlife Service to carry out de-listing and down-listing activities.



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