How are funds allotted among the EPA Regional offices?

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How are funds allotted among the EPA Regional offices?

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The funds are allotted, by formula, among nine of the ten EPA Regional offices (Region 3 does not have any federally recognized Tribes within its area of coverage). The formula provides, to each Regional office, a “base” amount that is 2% of the total annual DWIG TSA set-aside. The remaining funds are allotted to the Regions based on their percentage share of the Tribal drinking water system “needs” that are identified in two different “needs” surveys. The first is EPA’s “Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey” (DWINS) which is conducted every four years – the second is the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) “Sanitation Deficiency System” which IHS updates annually.

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