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                   Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program:

        ~       Tentative FY2009 PWSS  Grant Allotment Targets


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 requested in the federal
budget for FY2009 is $99,100,000.  Using this amount as a planning target, EPA has computed the FY2009
Tentative (or Target) allotments for all eligible States and Territories.  Those targets are being released so
that planning can begin on the FY2009 programs.

Background
Beginning in FY1976 EPA has received an appropriation under section 1443(a) of 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 adequate to enforce the
requirements of the  SDWA and ensure that water systems comply with the National Primary Drinking
Water Regulations listed in 40 CFR 141.   Designated state agencies in  the 50 states, the  District of
Columbia, the  Commonwealth of Puerto  Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam,
American Samoa, or an  individual  Indian tribe treated as a state, that have  been delegated Primary
Enforcement Responsibility for the Public Water System Supervision 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). The Navajo Nation is the  only Indian tribe
to have sought and received  program authority.  EPA is responsible  for the  PWSS  program in any
jurisdiction that has not been delegated program authority.

Method of Allotment
Funds appropriated each year are allotted, by formula, on the basis of state population (20%) as contained
in the most currently available Statistical Abstract; state geographical area (10%)  as contained in the most
currently available Statistical Abstract; the number of community and non-transient non-community water
systems in the state (56%) and the number of transient non-community water systems in the state (14%); all
water system inventories being provided by the states to EPA's  Federal database  SDWIS/FED.  No state
except American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands may be allotted less
than 1 percent of the FY89 appropriation and no entity's allotment shall be less than 95 percent of its prior
year allotment. Up to seven percent of the national total  available grant funds are set-aside for Indian land
activities in  accordance with EPA Grant Regulations (40CFR35.673).  The formula factors of population
and geographical area are statutory (SDWA 1443(a)). The other factors, and all of the weightings,  are
Agency imposed. Federal assistance is limited to 75 percent of eligible costs,  not to  exceed  the state
allotment.

Tentative (Target) Allotments for FY2009
The amount  of funding requested in  the federal budget for FY2009 is $99,100,000.  From this  amount,
EPA would set-aside $6,378,300  (6.44%) to support PWSS  program activities on  tribal lands, including a
grant  to the  Navajo  Nation.  The remaining $92,721,700 would be allotted to states and  territories.  A
complete list of the formula allotments  is provided on  the reverse  side of this  page.  These Tentative
allotments serve as planning  targets for States and Territories  -  to assist them  with  planning and
developing their PWSS programs for FY2009.

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/pwsgrant.html
Office of Water (4606M)         EPA?'y0-3     June 2008          www.epa.gov/safewater

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        Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) Program
                FY2009 Tentative (Target) 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
$872,700
$2,283,200
$123,600
$1,407,400
$919,900
$6,040,100
$1,434,300
$1,325,300
$538,600
$360,100
$3,668,700
$2,187,500
$123,400
$460,000
$1,163,100
$2,990,400
$1,968,900
$1,351,400
$1,084,000
$777,100
$1,324,000
$919,100
$1,516,700
$1,140,500
$4,196,800
$2,460,000
$1,209,900
$1,923,800
$1,247,200
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 **

$957,700
$790,500
$1,151,100
$1,890,600
$1,044,300
$4,670,600
$3,150,700
$651,200
$156,200
$2,794,400
$1,332,400
$1,558,600
$4,143,900
$731,200
$486,200
$1,026,800
$707,400
$1,002,100
$6,127,400
$838,400
$767,000
$224,800
$2,043,200
$2,627,000
$793,500
$3,309,200
$722,500
$6,378,300

.  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 allotment for the Navajo Nation, which is the only
   Tribe that currently has primary enforcement responsibility f<3r'the PWSS Program

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