States are the primary beneficiary of assistance from EPA. States use funds awarded to them to provide loans and other types of financial assistance to eligible public water systems - which are publicly and privately owned community drinking water systems and non-profit non-community drinking water systems (including water systems owned by Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages).
This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.