816F05007

                    Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program:
                    FY2005 State Grant Allotments
 Summary

 EPA awards annual grants to eligible states, territories, and Indian tribes to assist them in carrying
 out their Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) programs.  The amount of funding available in
 FY2005 is $99,745,600.  Since FY1976, EPA has received a Congressional appropriation under
 the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to assist states, territories, and tribes  in carrying out their
 Public Water System Supervision programs. The funds are to be used to develop and implement a
 PWSS program to enforce the requirements of the SDWA and ensure that water systems comply
 with the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.
 1.     What is the PWSS program?
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       The PWSS program was authorized by Congress through the SDWA to establish and
 enforce health protection standards for the drinking water produced by water systems that serve the
 public throughout the country.
 2.     What activities are funded by PWSS grants?

'      The grants assist eligible states, territories, and tribes in carrying out their PWSS programs.
 The funds are to be used to develop and implement a PWSS program adequate to enforce the
 requirements of the SDWA and ensure that water systems comply with the National Primary
 Drinking Water Regulations.

 Key activities carried out under a PWSS program include:
              developing and maintaining state drinking water regulations;
       -       developing and maintaining an inventory of public water systems throughout the
               state;
              developing and maintaining a database to hold compliance information on public
               water systems;
       -       conducting sanitary surveys of public water systems;
              reviewing public water system plans and specifications;
       -       providing technical assistance to managers and operators of public water systems;
              carrying out a program to ensure that the public water systems keep their
               consumers informed about the quality of the water that they are providing;
              certifying laboratories that are allowed to perform the analysis of drinking water
               that will be used to determine compliance with the regulations; and
              carrying out an enforcement program to ensure that the public water systems
               comply with all of the state's requirements.

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 3.     Who is eligible to receive PWSS grants?

       Designated agencies in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, that
have been delegated Primary Enforcement Responsibility for the PWSS program are eligible to
receive grants. Currently, all states and territories have been delegated authority, with the
exception of Wyoming and the District of Columbia (neither of which has sought delegation).  An
individual Indian tribe that has received authority for treatment as a state for the purposes of the
PWSS program may also receive a grant. To date, the Navajo Nation is the only Indian tribe that
has applied for and received program authority.
4.     How much funding is available?

       A total of $99,745,600 is available for FY2005. This amount is based on an appropriation
of $100,550,000 and an "across-the-board" reduction of 0.80% that was imposed by Congress in
the appropriations act. Of this total, $6,419,900 (6.44%) is being used to support PWSS program
activities on Tribal lands; $93,325,700 is being allotted to states and territories. The allotments
range from $123,700 for Guam to $6,142,800 for California.
5.     How are the grants allotted?

       Funds appropriated each year are allotted, by formula, based on the percentage of
population (20%); geographical area (10%); the number of community and non-transient
non-community water systems (56%); and the number of transient non-community water systems
(14%). No state except American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin
Islands may be allotted less than 1 percent of the FY 89 appropriation and no jurisdiction's
allotment shall be less than 95 percent of its prior year allotment. Up to seven percent of the
national total available grant funds may be set-aside for implementation of the program on Tribal
lands.
6.     Is there a requirement for a state "match" or a "maintenance of effort"?

       Yes. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the PWSS grant is limited to 75% of a state's
approved work plan costs.

How to Get Additional Information
Information about the Public Water System Program including state grant allotments, can be found
at: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/pws/nwsgrant.htrnl
Office of Water (4606M)      EPA 816-F-05-007     April 2005      www.epa.gov/safewater

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           Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program
                    FY2005 Formula Grant Allotments
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia *
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
$908,200
$2,181,700
$124,500
$1,360,600
$935,000
$6,142,800
$1,415,600
$1,373,900
$541,100
$358,400
$3,761,100
$2,127,400
$123,700
$454,800
$1,156,900
$2,960,600
$2,007,400
$1,346,800
$1,094,000
$800,600
$1,390,800
$915,600
$1,527,900
$1,116,000
$4,329,000
$2,495,600
$1,225,000
$1,884,800
$1,200,900
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming *
Tribal Support Programs **
$966,800
$799,200
$1,074,000
$1,979,700
$1,038,900
$4,761,100
$3,388,300
$650,000
$167,800
$2,926,300
$1,341,200
$1,539,900
$4,186,600
-. - $727,500
$483,900
$1,033,500
$715,800
$1,063,500
$5,877,000
$835,800
$750,700
$247,900
$2,112,500
$2,576,300
$834,700
$3,269,300
$716,800
$6,419,900
*  Have not applied for primary enforcement authority (Primacy) for the PWSS program and, therefore,
   are not eligible for a PWSS grant.
** Tribal Program Support funds include a Primacy grant of $454,800 to the Navajo Nation, which is the
   only Tribe that currently has primary enforcement authority fo the PWSS Program.

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