Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is an authorized Title XVI project?
A. An authorized Title XVI project is a project that is specifically authorized for funding by Congress under Title XVI of Public Law 102-575, as amended (43 U.S.C. 390h through 390h-39). Since 1992 53 projects have been specifically authorized by Congress under Title XVI.
Q. What project budget information needs to be provided with a proposal?
A. Proposals must include a summary of all non-Federal and Federal funding sources for work already completed without Federal funding for which reimbursement is being sought, and for all work planned to be completed by September 30, 2014. Proposals must also include a description of estimated expenditures that are planned through September 30, 2014, including a description of expenditures for activities that have previously been completed without Federal funding. It is not necessary to submit a full budget as part of the proposal. After all proposals have been reviewed, prioritized project sponsors will be required to submit a full budget proposal to Reclamation. Details regarding what needs to be included in the full budget proposal will be provided at that time.
Q. How much funding may any one applicant receive under the FY 2014 Title XVI Feasibility Study FOA?
A. Funding may be requested in one of two funding groups: Funding Group I provides funding of up to $150,000 per agreement for studies that are relatively small in scope or can otherwise meet Title XVI program requirements with less Federal funding. Funding Group II provides funding of up to $450,000 per agreement for studies that are relatively larger in scope, encompass a regional scale, or otherwise need more Federal funding to meet Title XVI program requirements. No more than $150,000 in Federal funds will be provided within a given Federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30), with a maximum of $450,000 available for the entire project.
Q. How much funding is available for FY 2014 Title XVI Feasibility Studies?
A. It is estimated that up to $1,500,000 total will be available for all awards under this FOA. It is expected that a majority of awards will be made for studies in Funding Group I compared to projects in Funding Group II.
Q. Who is eligible to apply for FY 2014 Title XVI Feasibility Study funding?
A. Eligible applicants include State, regional, or local authorities; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; or other entities such as a water district, wastewater district, rural water district, all located within the 17 Western States or Hawaii. Proposals for development of one or more components of a feasibility study or subgroups of an interconnected regional scale study that would not result in a completed feasibility study within the timeframe listed in the FOA are not eligible. Title XVI feasibility studies that previously have been completed, submitted for review, or are the subject of an existing financial assistance agreement with Reclamation (even where another party is conducting the study) are not eligible for funding under the FOA.
Last updated: 3/21/14