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Financing for Environmental Compliance
Tribal Waste Management Technical Assistance and Financial Resources

Indian tribes and Native Alaskan Villages face significant solid and hazardous waste management challenges. EPA and other organizations provide technical assistance resources to help these communities protect public health and the environment. This page contains information on Technical Assistance Resources as well as the Financial Resources available to tribes for financing waste environmental compliance. Tribal Contacts are available to answer specific waste program questions.

EPA and other entities have published numerous documents and tools to assist municipal officials as they develop a financing plan. Those resources available to all communities can be located by accessing the general technical assistance or financial links under the "Waste Resources and Tools" in the middle right side bar.

The technical assistance, financial resources and contact information listed in the bottom right side bar will specifically assist tribal communities. These are not exhaustive listings of available resources but rather highlights of some resources from the vast array of available tools.

Technical Assistance Providers and Resources

EPA Office of Water – Tribal Assistance Programs
This page provides links to several federal programs that provide technical assistance and grants to Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages.

Indian Health Service Area Regional Office – Office of Environmental Health and Engineering – Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction
The Sanitation Facilities Construction (SFC) Program is the environmental engineering component of the IHS health delivery system. The SFC Program provides technical and financial assistance to Indian tribes and Alaska Native communities (tribes) for the cooperative development and continuing operation of safe water, wastewater, and solid waste systems, and related support facilities.

Solid Waste Alaska Network Exit EPA Disclaimer
This document provides a directory of service providers who can provide funding information and technical assistance resources.

Bureau of Reclamation Native American Affairs Office and Program
The Native American Affairs Office in the Commissioner's Office serves as the central coordination point for the Native American Affairs Program and is Reclamation's policy lead for all Native American issues.

EPA American Indian Environmental Office
The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) coordinates the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian Country, with a special emphasis on building Tribal capacity to administer their own environmental programs.

EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery – Tribal Case Studies Compilation
The experience of other tribes, villages, and tribal consortia that have successful programs already in place or on the way is a valuable resource for tribes and Alaska native villages developing solid waste management programs. Officials of such organizations are often willing to share their expertise with others who are attempting similar programs.

EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery – Regional Web Sites and Waste Programs
Provides links to the 10 EPA Regional Home Pages and their associated hazardous and solid waste pages.

EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery – RCRA State Authorization
Describes the rulemaking process through which EPA delegates the responsibility of implementing the RCRA hazardous waste program to individual states.

EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery – State Web Sites and Solid and Hazardous Waste Programs
Provides links to the US State and Territories and their hazardous and solid waste pages.

Indian tribes and Native Alaskan Villages face significant water and wastewater infrastructure challenges. EPA and other organizations provide financial resources to help communities protect public health and the environment. The following is a non-exhaustive list of financial resources targeted toward tribes.

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Financial Resources

Grants

EPA Office of Water – Tribal Grants
This page provides information and links to multiple EPA tribal grant programs.

EPA Region 5 Solid Waste Program
This page provides information on grant availability including solicitation forms and contact information.

EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery – Waste Management in Indian Country
This page contains links to grants and other funding opportunities and includes a grant proposal writing tip sheet.

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