Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System
Provide potable surface water to communities in Eastern New Mexico.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2017
Information not available. The intake structure at Ute Reservoir is constructed. The Phase 1 initial project reached substantial completion in December 2014. At the end of FY15, Reclamation had reimbursed the Authority a total of $7.3 million. FY15 funding of $750,000 (originally for the Elida Pump Station and works) was combined with FY16 appropriations in an agreement modification to initiate the reprioritized Phase 2 of the project, construction of Finished Water (FW) 2B and Cannon Lateral. In FY17, the Authority submitted for USBR review a construction Bid Package 1 memo for Phase II components in the current agreement.Fiscal Year 2019
The intake structure at Ute Reservoir is constructed. Phase 1 of the initial project reached substantial completion in December 2014. At the end of FY15, Reclamation had reimbursed the Authority a total of $7.3 million. FY15 funding of $750,000 (originally for the Elida Pump Station and works) was combined with FY16 appropriations in an agreement modification to initiate the re-prioritized Phase 2 of the project, construction of Finished Water (FW) and Cannon Lateral. In FY18, the Authority submitted for USBR review a construction bid package and began construction in the first quarter of FY19. Construction is scheduled to complete in the second quarter of FY20.Fiscal Year 2020
Information not available.
Public Law 111-11, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Title IX, Section 9103
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority was formed for the sole purpose of administration of this new water supply project for the surrounding communities.
The Project would pipe 16,450 acre-feet of surface water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico currently relying on the declining quantity and quality of the Ogallala Aquifer. Curry County, Roosevelt County, and Cannon Air Force Base are also beneficiaries of the Project. The present population of the Project service area is about 60,000 people.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. In December 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a concurrence memorandum which completes the Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultation. In January 2011, a Finding of No Significant Impact was signed, thus completing National Environmental Policy Act compliance. Also in January 2011, a Memorandum of Agreement was executed between the Authority and Reclamation describing roles and responsibilities during construction of the Project.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding announcements for this program, along with registration procedures, application packages and instructions, points of contact, and procedures for submitting applications will be available on www.grants.gov.
Once the parties agree with their respective annual scopes of work and budgets, the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region finalizes the modifications. Responsibilities for needs assessments, feasibility and environmental studies, design, conservation measures and administration are to be included in agreements negotiated under this authority.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The Project will be constructed, owned, operated, and maintained by the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, the Project’s local sponsor.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Unless otherwise stated in the agreement document, recipients shall submit Program Performance Reports on an annual basis. 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.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is mandatory. 75%. The Federal share of the total cost of any activity or construction carried out using amounts made available shall be not more than 75 percent of the total cost of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. An amount not greater than $327,000,000 (January 1, 2007 price levels) was authorized to be appropriated for non-reimbursable financial assistance to plan, design, and construct the Project. Public Law 111-11 also authorized indexing of the federal cost ceiling and limited the federal cost share to 75% of the total Project cost. In October 2019, the revised indexed total Project cost was estimated at $540.6 million.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
September 30, 2021 Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Albuquerque Area Office: Mr. John Irizarry, Project Manager, Address: 555 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Telephone: 505.462.3655, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. John Irizarry
Albuquerque Area Office: 555 Broadway Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87102 US
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 19$4,288,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 21 Estimate Not Available FY 18$5,875,000.00; FY 17$5,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $ 1,875,000 Average: N/A
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Information not available. Phase 1 Intake Structure at Ute Dam is the headworks for the final project that will convey 16,450 acre-feet of water per year from Ute Reservoir to the eastern New Mexico municipalities of Clovis, Elida, Grady, Melrose, Portales, and Texico, and will also serve other portions of Curry County, Roosevelt County and Cannon Air Force Base. Phase 2 will include new interim groundwater wells, water transmission pipelines, turn-outs and storage tanks for the FW2B segment and Cannon Lateral, which will serve CAFB.Fiscal Year 2019
Information not available.Fiscal Year 2018
Information not available.