Equus Beds Division Acquifer Storage Recharge


To design and construct the City of Wichita?s Aquifer Storage and Recovery project to divert flood flows from the Little Arkansas River into the Equus Beds Aquifer in order to recover depleted storage and protect the Aquifer.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Reclamation, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. Completed construction of Phase IIb components - Northern Diagonal Transmission Main and 72nd Street Transmission Main. Design of Bid Packages D1 Golden Prairie Transmission Main and E1 Surge Tanks are complete.
Fiscal Year 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2020 Information not available.
Wichita Project Equus Beds Division Authorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-299, Oct 5, 2006)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The City of Wichita.
Beneficiary Eligibility
M & I and agricultural waters users of South-central Kansas.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Project construction could not be initiated until Reclamation completed the NEPA compliance process (EIS) which was completed January 19, 2010.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Annual work plans and a budget are submitted annually. Applicant must submit quarterly progress and expenditure reports along with a SF-425.
Award Procedure
The Great Plains Regional Office approves award and distribution of award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Additional funding for the program is at the discretion of Congress.
How are proposals selected?
The scopes of work must address and be responsive to the authorizing legislation, the final engineering report and the appropriation ceiling. The City of Wichita is specified in the legislation for funding of any work to be completed by September 2016.
How may assistance be used?
The program exists to provide funding (as appropriated by Congress) to the city of Wichita for reimbursement of the design and construction of the City’s ASR project to divert flood flows from the Little Arkansas River into the Equus Beds Aquifer in order to recover depleted storage and protect the Aquifer. Authority terminates 10 years from enactment of P.L 109-299. The City of Wichita will hold title to all facilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 voluntary. There is authorization to be appropriated as the Federal share of the total cost of the Equus Beds Division, an amount not to exceed 25 percent of the total cost or $30,000,000 (January, 2003 prices), whichever is less, plus or minus such amounts, if any, as may be justified by reason of ordinary fluctuations in construction costs as indicated by engineering cost indexes applicable to the type of construction involved herein, whichever is less. Such sums shall be non-reimbursable.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
A 10-authorization currently exists for this program. Payment terms vary by agreement awarded under this program.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Thomas Michalewicz (Grants Officer Technical Representative) Oklahoma-Texas Area Office 5316 Highway 290 West, Ste 110 Austin TX 78735-8931 Phone: (512) 899-4166 Fax: (512) 899-4179 E-mail: tmichalewicz@usbr.gov
Headquarters Office
Lindsey Nafts,
Buruea of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, P.O. Box 36900, 316 North 26th Street
Billings, MT 59101-6900 US
Phone: (406) 247-7684.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
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 2018 Information not available.
Fiscal Year 2017 Information not available. The City of Wichita is currently in the completion phase of Phase IIb.
Fiscal Year 2019 Information not available.


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