Major Actions Taken to Date
USDA awarded a $2,524,626.82 million design contract for the next phase of modernization to Shalom Baranes Associates, P.C./Syska & Hennessy Joint Venture on March 31, 2010. (AG-3142-D-10-0264)
The Secretary of Agriculture utilized his statutory authority to interchange up to 7 percent of WIC Contingency ($28 million) and transferred to CAP/The Emergency Feeding Assistance Program.
The contract (AG-3142-C-10-0061) was awarded to Meltech Corporation to provide Court 2 and 3 Waterproofing and Cafeteria Terrace Re-roofing to USDA Headquarters
The contract (AG-3142-C-09-0028) value to date totals- $16,875,720.00. USDA awarded a $16.575 million construction contract to Grunley Construction Company, Incorporated of Rockville, Maryland on September 21, 2009. The project is about 50% complete. To date, total outlays are $8,322,030.00 for construction activities. USDA is in the process of evaluating the five bids received on July 7, 2010 for replacement of a 350 ton Chiller. Award is expected for late August, 2010. USDA is in the process of evaluating the one bid received on July 15, 2010, for the roof replacement for the East and West arches. Award is expected for late August, 2010. USDA received eight bids on July 22 to waterproof Courts 2/3 and the Cafeteria Patio Roof. Award is expected by September 30, 2010.
The ARS Obesity and Metabolism Research Lab in Davis, CA, has received a Grant from the NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in support of the Identification of Muscle Specific Biomarkers of Fatty Acid beta-oxidation; $294,293.
NEPA for Poa/Sud IslandsPoa Island - habitat restorationSud Island - habitat restorationKanaga Island - habitat resoration
ITS, 09IAFAD75, Maintenance Support, 6/2/2009, $232,509ITS, 09IAFAD76, Software Purchase, 6/2/2009, $542,509ITS, 10IAFAD18, Software Purchase, 10/21/2009, $35,402ITS, 10IAFAD19, Operations and Maintenance Support, 10/26/2009 updated 9/14/10, $5,431,263
ITS provided contract procurement services on behalf of FSA IT S&EFY 2009 Expenses - Fully Expensed in November 2009 --2 contracts(Carasoft Technology & Merlin International, Inc.)FY 2010 Expenses --Fully Expensed $103,595 for 2-Contracts(Immix Technology and FCN, Inc); Remaining Ouststanding balances to be billed Monthly for 4 contracts (Unisys Corp, Carasoft Technology & 2-Natek, Inc.)
FNS - SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits are issued to participants in every state on an ongoing basis, and this issuance is reflected in the increased obligations and outlays. Obligations for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations are being made to Indian Tribal organizations (ITOs) and state agencies. These obligations are for budget amendments to their current agreements to reflect the use of ARRA funds for the purchase of equipment or for facilities upgrades.
Continuing with the execution of the ARRA Program. To date, 286 contract actions have been processed for a cumulative total of $171,235,197.
**Note: While the Recovery Act project stories remain current, the financial information shown in this report is only accurate as of October 31, 2012. This financial information will not be updated until accurate data is extracted from FMMI. Approved Projects û The Forest Service continued implementing the projects approved by Secretary Vilsack under the Recovery Act. These projects total $1.15 billion for wildland fire management, construction and maintenance of facilities, roads and trails, and abandoned mine mitigation. The Agency obligated $1,148 billion (99.8 percent of allocated funds) through September 30, 2010. Expenditures total $1,071 million through November 2, and the Forest Service has completed 605 of its 705 approved projects. Forest Service Confirms Recipient Reporting 2012 Second Quarter Job Numbers ûThe Forest Service confirmed just under 1,120 jobs were reported through the calendar year 2012 second quarter Recovery Act recipient reporting period that ended July 14. A project to reduce wildfire threat in central and southwest Oregon on the Deschutes, Ochoco, Rogue River-Siskiyou, and Umpqua national forests produced just over 70 jobs, the most reported for the quarter. The second highest job number reported was nearly 70 for an administrative facilities repair and replacement project at six locations throughout California. Capital Improvement and Maintenanceò Recovery Act Capital Improvement and Maintenance (CIM) allocations to date are $650 million of which $629 million has been expended through November 2.ò The Forest Service monitors program accomplishments achieved through Recovery Act funding using measures such as ômiles of trail maintained to standard.ö Over 9,100 miles of trail and 14,850 miles of roads have been maintained through September 24.ò The Forest Service continues to implement more than $341 million of funding announced for Capital Improvement and Maintenance û trails and facilities. ò The Agency continues to implement 120 Recovery Act roads maintenance and associated watershed and ecosystem restoration projects on Forest Service lands in 31 states totaling over $272 million. ò The Tongass Off Highway Vehicle Bridge and Replacement and Trail Maintenance for Visitor Safety and Protectio project addresses the needs of residents in the small communities of Yakutat and Sitka. These communities depend on all terrain vehicles and off highway vehicle trails. Residents use these trails for subsistence, meaning living from the land and streams, and recreation access. Subsistence is critical for the survival of residents in these rural villages in Alaska. Trail use had grown greatly in recent years and maintenance funding had dropped. Together, the two situations have created critical health and safety issues. For example, serious watershed and fisheries have been harmed. The communities are highly dependent upon recreation income associated with guided fishing on salmon streams. The improvement in these trails also provided job opportunities for local supply and recreation businesses. This project restored historic all terrain vehicle and off highway vehicle trails used by these communities. The project also reconstructed a few miles of off highway vehicle trail next to the Dangerous River near Yakutat. On the Sitka Mud Bay trail system, local workers did grade work, brush work, and established drainage and replaced failing bridges.Wildland Fire Managementò Recovery Act Wildland Fire Management (WFM) allocations to date are $500 million of which $442 million has been expended through November 2.ò FS monitors program accomplishments achieved through Recovery Act funding using measures such as "the number of acres treated to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire." As a result of the Recovery Act, over 510,670 acres have been treated to reduce wildfire risk and 847 fuels reduction projects have been funded on nonfederal lands through September 24. ò The Forest Service continues to implement projects supported by $306.5 million of Recovery Act funds to reduce hazardous fuels.ò The Forest Service continues to support wood-to-energy grants and woody Biomass utilization projects totaling over $58 million in Recovery Act funds.ò The Western States û Forests Adapting To and Mitigating Climate Effects project was created to help community forests adapt and be resilient to a changing climate, but their current health must be known first. In addition, knowing community forest condition model of Forest Service Research's Forest Inventory and Analysis program to gather data on the condition of forests in populated areas in five western states. Results from this project will be used to evaluate questions about the potential reduction of energy use due to trees cooling the urban environment, the contribution of trees to carbon sequestration, water management within urban areas, and quality of life for urban residents. hazardous fuels.ò The Forest Service continues to support wood-to-energy grants and woody Biomass utilization projects totaling over $58 million in Recovery Act funds.ò The Puerto Rico Hurricane and Hazardous Fuel Mitigation project was completed with the coordinated efforts of the Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP). The mitigation project's main goal was to reduce hurricane and fire risk along secondary roads in Puerto Rico. This goal was accomplished by managing and removing trees that created hazardous conditions during fires, windstorms and hurricanes. Initially work was contracted out to local vendors to conduct a tree condition inventory along secondary roads. Through this project local workers were trained in new job skills such as GPS and GIS training, training in safety, tree removal, tree pruning, and learned how to assess tree conditions.
Loan level obligations: Water and Environmental Loans/Grants: $3,090,262,805
/ Business and Industries Loans - Guaranteed: $1,478,416,084
/ Rural Business Enterprise Grants: $18,534,184
/ Community Facilities Direct Loans/Grants: $1,268,459,053
/ SFH - Direct: $1,378,999,228
/ SFH - Guaranteed: $10,042,193,746
/ Broadband Direct Loans/Grants: $3,254,924,286
Loan level obligation: Water and Environmental Circuit Rider Contract Modifications: $14,280,000
USDA has provided addition information regarding timing of construction activities related to water and waste disposal loans and grants awarded Recovery Act Funds. To access this information go to the following web location:
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Major Planned Actions
Phase 4 b design is expected to be completed û December 2010.
ADD work associated with RFI 127 - Addition of Furniture Feeders as previously indicated in RFI response on I-Manage system and SKE 05-09 ADD work associated with RFI 128 - 3rd Floor Coordination as previously indicated in RFI response on I-Manage system;ADD work associated with RFI 130 - 2nd Floor Coordination as previously indicated in RFI response on I-Manage system;ADD work associated with RFI 72 - EAC Unit Condensate Piping & Drains as previously indicated in RFI response on I-Manage system;ADD work associated with providing the electrical rough-in for future hand dryers installed by USDA will include new homeruns pulled from nearby panelbox's and modifying existing marble and masonry walls in order to provide a wall box with cover plate.
- NEPA for Poa/Sud Islands- Poa Island - habitat restoration- Kanaga Island - habitat resotration- Sud Island - habitat restoration
Continue with the administration of ongoing construction contracts.
**Note: While the Recovery Act project stories remain current, the financial information shown in this report is only accurate as of October 31, 2012. This financial information will not be updated until accurate data is extracted from FMMI. Capital Improvement and Maintenanceò Continued posting of major Recovery Act communicationsò Continued implementation of approved projects ò The Green Mountain Recreation Site Improvements Support Local Economy and Public Health project on the White River project provided for construction of a badly needed central launch facility, highway safety improvements, traffic barriers for wetland and other resource protection, gravel for roads to reduce environmental impacts, replacement of poor sanitary facilities; and other minor site improvements. The Green Mountain Reservoir is a popular camping, boating, and fishing destination for numerous visitors from local communities and the Denver area. Local businesses' livelihoods depend almost entirely on income from lake visitors. The reservoir is part of the water delivery system for the Denver metropolitan area, and water quality is a critical issue at this site. Several partners are jointly working on this project, which is include local workers from volunteers, youth corps, and a force account. The project, along with with increased water quality protection, ensures visitors will have a safer, more enjoyable recreational experience.Wildland Fire Managementò Continued posting of major Recovery Act communications ò Continued implementation of approved projects.ò Over the past few years The National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming have been heavily impacted by bark beetles. To date approximately 2.5 million acres of trees have been affected by the bark beetles. The dead trees created a severe fire hazard over the majority of the National Forests. This fire hazard affects homeowners and communities adjacent to the National Forest. The Bark Beetle project utilized hazardous fuels treatments, adjacent to the wildland urban interface. The goal of the project was to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire for homeowners. Statewide partnerships were formed to plan and facilitate the hazardous fuels treatments. The fuels treatments were found to be effective in reducing fire severity adjacent to homes. This project allowed us to complete high priority hazardous fuels treatments to reduce fire risk on thousands of acres of National Forest land adjacent to homes and communities.
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