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FY08 WRAPS Funding Application Description of Watershed Issues Enter a narrative description of the problem you wish to address. Example: Muddy lake is receiving too much sediment from the receiving watershed. Failing streambanks, row crops, and construction sites are all contributing to excess sediment loading. The lake sedimentation problem has led to diminished water storage capacity and excess phosphorus loading. Word Limit: 400 words 1. * Description of Project Goals to address issues Example: The goal of this project is to restore Muddy Lake by reducing the sediment load by 50% over the next five years. Word Limit: 400 Words 1. * Methodology used to achieve the project goals In describing the methods to achieve the watershed goals, applicants are asked to report activities in the following categories: (Please note: Two methodologies are mandatory to WRAPS projects. Such categories are marked with an asterisk) Project Management and Oversight: Please describe the project management duties required to insure the project meets its goals. Example: Preparing grant reports, organizing Stakeholder Leadership Team meetings, taking project minutes, etc. 1. * Information & Education: Please describe the information & education activities associated with the project goals. Example: One on one meetings with landowners to discuss sediment control basins, preparing informational project brochure, managing project website, hosting demonstration site tour. 2. * Technology Transfer: Please describe the technology being developed. Example: Educating landowners on water quality monitoring techniques. Word Limit: 200 Words 3 Demonstration Project: A demonstration project is defined as a project intended to show how a specific water resource management problem is solved. Demonstration projects are typically used to introduce new measures and practices to a locality, provide a reference site to show individuals the physical features and operational characteristics of a measure or practice, and test and evaluate unproven measures and practices. Example: Use of wetlands to treat runoff from livestock areas, use of wetlands to treat runoff containing atrazine pesticide, use of grass strips rather than constructed terraces, etc. Please describe any and all demonstration projects associated with this application. Word Limit: 400 Words 4 Implementation Activity: An implementation activity is defined as a project with the objective of widespread application of effective physical measures and behavioral changes resulting in the elimination or reduction of water resource management problems. Such projects are key to overall strategies or actions identified in a WRAPS plan (or similar document) to achieve a specific watershed goal or objective. Examples of such projects include but are not limited to plugging abandoned water wells, installing livestock pollution control systems, nutrient management for cropland, establishing permanent vegetation in riparian areas. Please describe any and all implementation activities associated with this application, along with the activity costs. (*All Implementation Projects must meet NRCS specifications): Word Limit: 400 Words 5 Please answer the below sub-questions associated with Implementation Activities

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*Has a WRAPS document or similar plan been developed for the watershed (provide plan title and date approved)? Word Limit: 300 words 6 *What specific plan goal or objective will be addressed through this implementation activity? Word Limit: 200 words 7 *How will the effectiveness or success of the project in achieving the applicable goal or objective be determined? Word Limit: 300 words 8 *Conservation District Support: Applicants requesting funding for Implementation Activities must demonstrate a working relationship with their local Conservation District. Please describe this relationship and how they were involved in identifying the implementation projects in the application. Word Limit: 300 Words 9 *Technical Assistance: Many Implementation activities require technical assistance to help with project design etc. Please describe who agreed to provide the technical assistance for the implementation activities in this application, along with their associated costs. Word Limit: 300 Words 10 *Other Funding Sources: Implementation activity funding is considered “supplemental” funding to address project needs that cannot be met with other existing programs. Please describe the implementation funding need, as it pertains to other sources of funding awarded (examples: Equip, CRP, 319, SCC, EPA, etc.), been pursued but not awarded, or how this project does not qualify for existing programs. Word Limit: 300 Words 11 Watershed Action Plan SFY 2008 WRAPS Phase: Please enter the phase or combination of phases of the WRAPS process associated with the SFY 2008 application. *Can select more than one option 1 Development 2 Assessment 3 Planning 4 Implementation SFY 2009 - 2011 WRAPS Phase: Please enter the phase or combination of phases of the WRAPS process associated with the SFY 2009 - 2011 applications, along with the potential funding need. SFY 2009 * Development * Assessment * Planning * Implementation * Funding Needed

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FY08 WRAPS Funding Application SFY 2010 * Development * Assessment * Planning * Implementation * Funding Needed: SFY 2011 * Development * Assessment * Planning * Implementation * Funding Needed:

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For Development, Assessment, or Planning Phase Applications, please complete the information below. For Implementation Phase Applications, please scroll to the bottom of the screen and complete the associated section. Service Provider Information Please list the service providers associated with this WRAPS project, along with a narrative of the services being provided. 5. Service Provider #1: 6. Description of services being provided: 7. Service Provider #2: 8. Description of services being provided: 9. Service Provider #3: 10. Description of services being provided: 11. Service Provider #4: 12. Description of services being provided: Please list the total costs for the services, along with the amount of non-WRAPS funds being utilized to provide the services. 13. Service Provider #1 Total Costs: 14. Amount of non-WRAPS funds: 15. Service Provider #2 Total Costs: 16. Amount of non-WRAPS funds: 17. Service Provider #3 Total Costs: 18. Amount of non-WRAPS funds: 19. Service Provider #4 Total Costs: 20. Amount of non-WRAPS funds: For Implementation Phase Applications, please download and complete the information in the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet linked below: » Click here to download the SFY 08 Implementation Phase Supplement (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet) Once complete, please save and upload the file using the upload utility below: 21 Application Budget

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Please enter the grant budget. The project match may be entered in the following section. 1. Personnel: $ Describe the number of employees, if they are full time or part time, and their scope of work. Include Fringe Benefits if necessary. Word Limit: 200 Words 2 a 3. Travel: $ Describe the travel expenses, and the reason for the travel. 4 b 5. Equipment: $ Only for equipment purchases of $2,000. Describe the equipment, it’s purpose and use, and how it will be used upon completion of the grant. 6 c 7. Supplies: $ Describe supplies needed to accomplish project goals. 8 d 9. Statewide Service Provider Budget: $ Describe in detail, who the statewide service providers are, the work and goals of the contract/contracts, how the activities fit in with the project and watershed goals, the contract budget summary, and when the timeline for the contract and contract activities. 10 e 11. Other: $ Describe in detail other project expenses, that do not include contractual or statewide service provider services. 12 f 13. Indirect Costs: $ Describe indirect costs associated with the project. Indirect costs are not to exceed 10% of the grant total. Any indirect charges exceeding 10% may be counted as match. 14 g 15 Project Contributions Grant Contributions (‘match’) must equal or exceed a 40% of the project total. This can be calculated by multiplying the grant application amount by 2/3. Example: Amount of requested grant funds = $50,000 x (2/3) = $33,333. Required project contributions equals a minimum of $33,333, and the project total is $83,333. 1. Personnel: $ Describe the number of employees, if they are full time or part time, and their scope of work. Include Fringe Benefits if necessary. Word Limit: 200 Words 2 a 3. Travel: $ Describe the travel expenses, and the reason for the travel.

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Only for equipment purchases of $2,000. Describe the equipment, it’s purpose and use, and how it will be used upon completion of the grant. 6 c 7. Supplies: $ Describe supplies needed to accomplish project goals. 8 d 9. Statewide Service Provider Budget: $ Describe in detail, who the statewide service providers are, the work and goals of the contract/contracts, how the activities fit in with the project and watershed goals, the contract budget summary, and when the timeline for the contract and contract activities. 10 e 11. Other: $ Describe in detail other project expenses, that do not include contractual or statewide service provider services. 12 f 13. Indirect Costs: $ Describe indirect costs associated with the project. Indirect costs are not to exceed 10% of the grant total. Any indirect charges exceeding 10% may be counted as match. Project Scope Select the river basin(s) that is within your project's scope. Cimarron KS Lower Republican Lower Arkansas Marais des Cygnes Missouri Neosho Smoky Hill-Saline Solomon Upper Arkansas Upper Republican Verdigris Walnut Watershed: Please select if the scope of this project is by Huc 8, Huc 11, or Other: Huc 8 Huc 11 Other 14. *If 'other' watershed selected, please provide the number of acres If Huc 8 or Huc 11 was selected as the scope of your project, please select all applicable codes from the appropriate (Huc 8 or Huc 11) list below by double clicking them or pressing the right-arrow button 15. Select Huc 8 codes from the left: 16. Select Huc 11 codes from the left: Stakeholder Leadership Team

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(Do not complete this section if applying for Development Phase of WRAPS process). Upon completion of the Development phase of the WRAPS process, watersheds should have a project decision making body, often referred to as the Stakeholder Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT helps the project sponsoring organization define the goals and objectives for the watershed and directs the activities associated with each WRAPS project designed to achieve the watersheds goals. Please identify the core (most dedicated, involved) SLT members associated with this project. 1. Name: 2. Phone Number: 3. Fax Number: 4. Address: 5. City: 6. State: 7. Zip: 8. Email: 9. Role on SLT: 10. Name: 11. Phone Number: 12. Fax Number: 13. Address: 14. City: 15. State: 16. Zip: 17. Email: 18. Role on SLT: 19. Name: 20. Phone Number: 21. Fax Number: 22. Address: 23. City: 24. State: 25. Zip: 26. Email: 27. Role on SLT: 28. Name: 29. Phone Number: 30. Fax Number: 31. Address: 32. City: 33. State: 34. Zip: 35. Email: 36. Role on SLT: *If you have additional SLT members, please email them to Jaime Gaggero, KDHE, at jgaggero@kdhe.state.ks.us Has the SLT reviewed and approved this project proposal? If so, please provide the meeting date and location along with any other pertinent details. Word Limit: 200 words 37 Describe the role and operations of the Watershed Stakeholder Leadership Team: Provide the number of SLT team members, what water resource interests are represented, how were the members selected or recruited, how often do they meet, how are decisions made, and how the SLT decisions are reported to the larger watershed community. Word Limit: 400 words 38 How does the Watershed Leadership Team evaluate its effectiveness and performance? Effective highly performing watershed leadership teams will periodically examine their performance and continued

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relevance. This could be done through a self audit, focus group, etc. Please describe what your team does. Word Limit: 400 words 39 What steps does the SLT take to assure that all watershed stakeholders see the relevance of the WRAPS project and how the project and SLT serves the interests of all stakeholders? The watershed leadership team is expected to be an advocate for comprehensive water resource management within the watershed. Individual stakeholder issues and concerns to time should be presented to the leadership team and considered. Word Limit: 400 words The Kansas WRAPS Work Group will use the responses to the following questions to determine a watershed local interest project score. While project applicants are free to choose any method they wish to respond to these questions, the WRAPS Work Group recommends the responses for Development Projects be based on the knowledge and expertise of the individuals initiating the project. Question 1. Does rural and / or urban flooding occur in the watershed? If yes, briefly describe the type of problem (rural or urban), the location, and if known, extent of damages and frequency of occurrence. Word Limit: 200 words 1 Question 2: Have actions been taken by local, state or federal agencies or private sector organizations to address rural and urban flooding problems? If yes, provide a brief description of the action, the lead organization for the action and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail), and current status of the action (completion date, waiting for funding, study underway, implementation underway and when completion is expected, financial commitments (amount and by whom), etc). Explain how this work will be integrated into the WRAPS project. Word Limit: 300 words 2 Question 3: Are any land resource management problems occurring in the proposed project area? Land resource management problems include areas of excessive cropland erosion, areas damaged by oil field brine discharges, brown fields from abandoned industrial activities, overgrazed or poorly managed grass and range land, loss of farmland to commercial, industrial or urban uses, loss of wetlands to cropland, commercial, industrial or urban uses; loss of wildlife habitat to agricultural, commercial, industrial or urban uses; and degraded riparian areas. If yes, please identify the resource management issues that are currently known. For the items identified provide a general location and extent and severity of impact if known. Word Limit: 300 words 3 Question 4: Have actions been taken by local, state or federal agencies or private sector organizations to address land resource management problems? If yes, briefly describe the action, the lead organization for the action and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail), and current status of the action (completed when?, waiting for funding, study underway, implementation underway and when completion is expected, financial commitments (amount and by whom), etc). Explain how this work will be integrated into the WRAPS project. Word Limit: 200 words 4 Question 5: Are water recreation activities (boating, fishing, hunting, swimming, etc.) impaired, or limited by water pollution, sedimentation, urbanization, industrial activities, agricultural activities, etc? If yes, identify the general location of the impacted resource and describe the nature and extent of the threat or impact. Word Limit: 200 words 5 Question 6: Have actions have been taken by local, state or federal agencies or private sector organizations to address recreational impairments and threats? If yes, provide a brief description of the action, the lead organization for the action and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail), and current status of the action (completion date, waiting for funding, study underway, implementation underway and when completion is expected, financial commitments (amount and by whom), etc). Explain how this work will be integrated into the WRAPS project. Word Limit: 200 words 6

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Question 7: Are any public water supplies threatened by pollution and / or shortages? If yes, identify the water supplies experiencing the threat and the nature of the threat. For example Abilene – On occasion, nitrates exceed the MCL and the average concentration has been increasing for several years. Solomon - has had water shortages every August for the past 4 years. Word Limit: 200 words 7 Question 8. Have actions have been taken by local, state or federal agencies or private sector organizations to address public water supply problems? If yes, briefly describe the action (such as wholesale water district organization, source water protection, etc.); the lead organization for the action and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail), and current status of the action (completion date, waiting for funding, study underway, implementation underway and when completion is expected, financial commitments (amount and by whom), etc). Explain how this work will be integrated into the WRAPS project. Word Limit: 200 words 8 Question 9. Are there unique or special areas that stakeholders are motivated to protect or are being threatened by development activities, industrial activities, agricultural activities or water pollution? Unique or special areas include threatened and endangered species habitat, historical or cultural sites, scenic vistas, etc. If yes, describe the unique or special area, its general location and if known the nature, extent and severity of threats. Example: Pillsbury Crossing on Deep Creek is threatened by sedimentation due to upstream bank erosion occurring after removal of mature riparian trees by land development activity. Word Limit: 300 words 9 Question 10. Have actions have been taken by local, state or federal agencies or private sector organizations to address threats to special or unique areas. If yes, briefly describe the action, the lead organization for the action and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail), and current status of the action (completion date, waiting for funding, study underway, implementation underway and when completion is expected, financial commitments (amount and by whom), etc). Explain how this work will be integrated into the WRAPS project. Word Limit: 200 words 10 Question 11. Are any cities within the project area subject to NPDES Urban Stormwater Runoff Permits? If yes, identify the cities and describe how this issue will be integrated into the WRAPS project. Lists of impacted cities may be found at the following websites: http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/muni/NonUrban.pdf and http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/muni/5Urban.pdf 11 Question 12. Are municipal, industrial or feedlot point source pollution problems occurring in the watershed? If yes, briefly describe the problem and identify the location or source of the problem. A point source is any activity required to have a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Word Limit: 300 words 12 Question 13. Have actions been taken by local, state or federal agencies or private sector organizations to address the identified point source problems. If yes, briefly describe the action, the lead organization for the action and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail), and current status of the action (completed when?, waiting for funding, study underway, implementation underway and when completion is expected, financial commitments (amount and by whom), etc). Explain how this work will be integrated into the WRAPS project. Word Limit: 300 words 13 Question 14. What TMDLs will this project address? List the TMDL waterbodies this project will address. If a stakeholder team has determined a priority order or grouping for TMDLs, indicate the priority. Word Limit: 300 words 14 Question 15. Considering the responses to the previous questions, describe any additional not

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previously identified actions or initiatives, or watershed issues or opportunities taken by watershed stakeholders that may impact water resources of the watershed. Word Limit: 400 words 15 Additional Information If you have supplemental documents, such as additional SLT members, letters of support or NRCS form KS401-10, please e-mail or mail these to: Jaime Gaggero jgaggero@kdhe.state.ks.us 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 420 Topeka, KS 66610 Fax: 785-296-5509. To submit your grant application, please click the button below JUST ONCE. Once your grant application is submitted, you will be allowed to download a PDF version of your application, but no longer be able to edit the application information. Double check your application before submitting.

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