The EPA recently announced the availability of FY 2005 congressional appropriations funds for the Public Water System Supervision (PWSS) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs.
These programs provide states, territories, and tribes with resources to protect the water of more than 270 million people.
The EPA has made $99,745,600 in PWSS grant funds available to help states, territories and tribes support drinking water programs. Of that amount, the EPA is reserving $6,419,900 in funding for tribes and Alaska Native Villages. The EPA has also made available $843,200,000 in funds to support DWSRF programs, which provide states with financing for public water system infrastructure improvements. Since the program began in 1997, states have provided nearly $8 billion in low interest loans to public water systems within their states.
States, territories and tribes may apply for funding through their EPA Regional Offices. Additional information about the PWSS and DWSRF programs, including the amount of grant funding available to each state, can be found at:
PWSS: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/pws/grants/;  and