Big Pine Water Resources Plan

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Big Pine Water Resources Plan: The Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley (Tribe) is a federally recognized Tribe located in Inyo County, CA. The ancestors of the Tribe irrigated the land and cultivated plants for food. Tributaries of the Owens River were dammed and water was diverted to irrigate fields through a series of ditches. When settlers came into the Owens Valley in the 1860's, they claimed ownership of lands and water that the Tribe used since time immemorial. By the early 1900's, the City of Los Angeles acquired most of the land and water rights in the Owens Valley in order to transfer water to the Los Angeles basin 240 miles to the south. The creation of the Big Pine Indian Reservation and its water allocation, based on a land exchange between the Department of Interior and the City of Los Angeles, has changed the way water has been utilized by the Tribe. Previous projects with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) have assisted the Tribe in increasing the availability of non-potable water to Reservation residents and helped the Tribe to reduce potable water demand through the installation of water meters and water use efficiency education. The Tribe desires to continue its partnership with BOR through this proposal to continue in implementing a program for increased water use efficiency on the Big Pine Indian Reservation. The Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley is working to reduce demand on limited potable water supplies and improve efficiency of their irrigation water through a multi-phased plan. The main goals are as follows: 1. Technical assessments of the Tribe's irrigation systems 2. Improvements to irrigation water supply and distribution systems 3. Improve water management, conservation, and efficiency. The Big Pine Tribe intents to primarily use force account staff for the work effort.
Federal Grant Title: Big Pine Water Resources Plan
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Reclamation Lower Colorado Region
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: R12SF35359
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.519
CFDA Descriptions: Indian Tribal Water Resources Development, Management, and Protection
Current Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Aug 16, 2012
Posted Date: Aug 02, 2012
Creation Date: Aug 02, 2012
Archive Date: Sep 15, 2012
Total Program Funding: $81,267
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $81,267
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $81,267
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
No competition is being sought, this is a notice of intent to award.
Grant Announcement Contact
Shawna Thompson Grants Officer Phone 702-293-8570 []
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