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Bureau of Reclamation Awards $1.9 Million to Fourteen Tribes


Funding will provide technical assistance to tribes as they develop, manage and protect their water and related resources

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) August 02, 2018

Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that fourteen tribes were selected to receive $1.9 million for technical assistance through the Native American Affairs Technical Assistance to Tribes Program.

"Reclamation is committed to working with tribes on water management issues," Commissioner Burman said. "This funding will help establish cooperative working relationships with Indian tribes and tribal organizations and ensure they can be fully engaged as they develop, manage and protect their water resources."

Reclamation will provide the funding to the tribes as grants or cooperative agreements. The fourteen projects selected are:

  • The Chickasaw Nation, additional water supply for the City of Tishomingo, $178,415
  • Northern Arapaho Tribe, Arapaho Ranch domestic water well development project, $98,450
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, process improvements for failing water and wastewater treatment plants in Choctaw Territory, Reclamation funding: $197,454
  • Northern Cheyenne Tribe, water marketing project, $93,148
  • Pascua Yaqui Tribe, design and engineering of water pipeline to irrigate the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's Wellness Center in Pueblo, $125,000
  • Bishop Paiute Tribe, Bishop Paiute Irrigation Water: Beneficial Use Project, $170,475
  • Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, the 57-3 Lateral Irrigation Improvement Project, $199,999
  • Tule River Tribe, Tule River Tribe Water Resource Assessment Project, $100,000
  • Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, improved management of surface water diversions for the Michaud Unit of the Fort Hall Irrigation Project, $196,341
  • Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation Water Management Project, $70,393
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Critical Water Quality Data Collection Project, $76,050
  • Pueblo of Santa Ana, technical training in river protection for the Pueblo of Santa Ana, $9,788    
  • Pueblo of Santa Ana, overhaul of groundwater observation wells throughout the riparian corridor along the Rio Grande and Rio Jemez riparian corridors at the Pueblo of Santa Ana, $189,103
  • Pueblo of Jemez, Pueblo of Jemez management of water resources, $189,609

The Native American and International Affairs Office in the Commissioner's Office serves as the central coordination point for the Native American Affairs Program and lead for policy guidance for Native American issues in Reclamation. To learn more, please visit

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