New Mexico Rio Grande Basin Pueblos Irrigation Infrastructure

Rehabilitate and repair irrigation infrastructure of the Rio Grande Pueblos to conserve water and help address potential conflicts over water in the Rio Grande Basin.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2017: Reclamation is currently collecting survey data at Nambe, Santa Clara, and Taos.

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.

Tracey Heller 555 Broadway NE Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-462-3657, theller@usbr.gov Brian Parry, 125 South State Street Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147, 801-524-3674, bparry@usbr.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Santa Clara, Pueblo Of $ 384,617   2018-04-042019-09-30
Pueblo Of Zia $ 129,033   2015-08-132018-09-30
Taos, Pueblo Of $ 317,571   2015-09-172018-09-30
Pueblo Of Isleta $ 216,666   2015-07-012018-09-30
Pueblo Of Jemez $ 118,570   2014-09-112018-06-30
Tesuque Pueblo Administration $ 175,169   2016-06-172017-12-30
Taos, Pueblo Of $ 480,597   2015-06-052017-09-30
Ohkay Owingeh Tribal Council $ 489,880   2013-10-012017-09-30
Pueblo Of Isleta $ 133,772   2014-09-162017-09-30
Pueblo Of Acoma (inc) $ 459,940   2014-06-172017-03-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2017: Since 2012, funds have been applied to the collection of survey data for the report. The following percentages of survey data have been funded and/or collected per pueblo as of April 2018: Acoma ? 99% Cochiti ? 85% Isleta ? 99% Jemez ? 99% Laguna ? 99% Nambe ? 99% Ohkay Owingeh? 99% Picuris ? 99% Pojoaque ? 0% San Felipe ? 99% San Ildefonso ? 99% Sandia ? 99% Santa Ana ? 99% Santa Clara ? 99% Santo Domingo ? 99% Taos ? 75% Tesuque ? 99% Zia ? 99%. Fiscal Year 2018: Information not available. Fiscal Year 2019: Information not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are for two purposes: (1) to prepare a study for Congress on existing conditions and potential irrigation rehabilitation projects; and (2) to construct irrigation rehabilitation projects after the study is approved by Congress.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government?18 New Mexico Rio Grande Pueblos only: Taos, Picuris, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sandia, Isleta, Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Zia.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government?18 New Mexico Rio Grande Pueblos only: Taos, Picuris, Ohkay Owingeh, Santa Clara, San Ildefonso, Tesuque, Pojoaque, Nambe, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Sandia, Isleta, Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Zia.

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

Most environmental compliance is expected to be categorical exclusions.

A few may result in the need for an environmental 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Each pueblo has submitted a form consenting to participate in the project, as required by the authorizing legislation.

Award Procedures

Proposed irrigation rehabilitation projects qualify and are prioritized based on eligibility requirements set forth in the authorizing legislation.

Deadlines

Mar 30, 2011 Submit a report to Congress on proposed projects by March 30, 2011. Congress authorized the project but did not appropriate any funds until 2012 . Only $1,397,000 out of the $4,000,000 total for the report has been appropriated thus far, with an additional $1,000,000 in a congressionally authorized fund transfer in FY 2014. Reclamation intends to complete the report in FY15, with the ability to amend it as additional funding becomes available. After Congress approves the report and appropriates funds for construction, construction will continue through 2019 or later if Congress authorizes an extension of time.

Authorization

Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009, Section 9106. 123 Stat. 1304.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approval of the study by Congress will depend on how quickly Congress acts. Approval of individual rehabilitation projects varies depending on the amount and timing of funding appropriated by Congress.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: None for the study report. For construction, the authorizing legislation requires a 25% non-federal cost share. The cost share requirements can be waived by the Secretary of the Interior due to financial hardship on the part of pueblos. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

To be determined. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis Program Performance Reports.

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.

No cash reports are required.

No progress reports are required.

Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit on an annual basis SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

Upon completion of the agreement, recipients shall submit a final SF-425, Federal Financial Report.

No performance monitoring is required.

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

14-0680-0-1-301.

Obigations

(Direct Payments for Specified Use (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 17 $300,000; FY 18 est $1,000,000; and FY 19 est $1,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $12,000 - $400,000 Average: $130,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200 UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS and the applicable OMB Circulars. These documents may also be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Reclamation Office listed below.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Tracey Heller 555 Broadway NE Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505-462-3657, theller@usbr.gov Brian Parry, 125 South State Street Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147, 801-524-3674, bparry@usbr.gov.

Headquarters Office

Kelly Titensor 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20240-0001 Phone: (202)513-0558

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are listed in the authorizing legislation.



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