In this section, the term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given the term in section 5304 of title 25.
On the request of an Indian tribe, the Secretary shall conduct a study on, and provide to the Indian tribe a report describing, the feasibility of a water resources development project described in paragraph (1).
The Secretary may carry out the design and construction of a water resources development project, or separable element of a project, described in paragraph (1) that the Secretary determines is feasible if the Federal share of the cost of the project or separable element is not more than $18,500,000.
In recognition of the unique role of the Secretary of the Interior concerning trust responsibilities with Indian tribes and in recognition of mutual trust responsibilities, the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of the Interior concerning an activity conducted under subsection (b).
Any cost-sharing agreement for an activity conducted under subsection (b) shall be subject to the ability of the non-Federal interest to pay.
Not later than 180 days after June 10, 2014, the Secretary shall issue guidance on the procedures described in clause (i).
The Secretary may credit toward the non-Federal share of the costs of an activity conducted under subsection (b) the cost of services, studies, supplies, or other in-kind contributions provided by the non-Federal interest.
The Secretary shall not require an Indian tribe to waive the sovereign immunity of the Indian tribe as a condition to entering into a cost-sharing agreement under this subsection.
The non-Federal share of costs for the study of a water resources development project described in subsection (b)(1) shall be 50 percent.
The non-Federal share of costs of a watershed and river basin assessment conducted under subsection (b) shall be 25 percent.
The Secretary is authorized to carry out activities under this section for fiscal years 2015 through 2024.