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2011 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program | AWEP

Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)

2011 Kansas AWEP Program Information

The Fiscal Year 2011 AWEP Notice of Request for Proposals was published to the Federal Register on December 14, 2010, with a deadline for submission of January 28, 2011. Eight proposals were accepted nationwide for $4.7 million. Of these, one proposal from Kansas was approved:

  • Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District (GMD) No. 3 - The objective of this proposal is to address water quantity resource concerns converting irrigated cropland to dryland cropland acres and reducing irrigation water use. Proposal is for five years. The project was approved for $1 million for fiscal year (FY) 2011. The eligible areas are located in parts of Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Haskell, Kearny, Meade, Morton, Seward, Stanton, and Stevens Counties.

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Federal Register - 2011 AWEP Notice of Request for Proposals (PDF; 166 KB)

Producer Sign-up Information

The assistance provided through the AWEP agreement enables farmers and ranchers to install conservation practices to address priority natural resource concerns. These concerns will be address through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), where approved producers will treat the AWEP concern with an EQIP contract.

Application forms are available at your local USDA Service Center.

Producers in the Southwest Kansas GMD No. 3 project area have until May 27, 2011, to submit applications for FY 2011 AWEP funding.

Producers in the following project areas had until March 4, 2011, to submit applications to be considered for FY 2011 AWEP funds.

  • Northwest Kansas Groundwater Management District (GMD) No. 4
  • Equus Beds GMD No. 2
  • Big Bend GMD No. 5

Map - Priority Areas for GMD No. 2, 4, and 5 (PDF; 118 KB)
Map - Priority Areas for GMD No. 3 (PDF; 138 KB)
Equus Beds GMD No. 2 - Eligible Practices (PDF; 15 KB)
Equus Beds GMD No. 2 - Ranking Criteria (PDF; 38 KB)
Northwest Kansas GMD No. 4 - Eligible Practices (PDF; 11 KB)
Northwest Kansas GMD No. 4 - Ranking Criteria (PDF; 113 KB)
Big Bend GMD No. 5 - Eligible Practices (PDF; 13 KB)
Big Bend GMD No. 5 - Ranking Criteria (PDF; 68 KB)
Southwest Kansas GMD No. 3 - Eligible Practices (PDF; 13 KB)
Southwest Kansas GMD No. 3 - Ranking Criteria (PDF; 68 KB)

Kansas AWEP Practice Payment Schedule - Fiscal Year 2011 (PDF; 83 KB) Updated May 2011