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The Grants & Funding portion of the Tribal Portal provides information about tribal grants resources and is intended to help tribes and individuals to find all topics in one location.

AIEO manages the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP). The GAP provides grant funding to federally-recognized tribes and intertribal consortia through a negotiated process administered by each EPA Region. The grant funds may be used by tribes to plan and carry out a number of environmental capacity-building activities.

AIEO manages EPA's Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program partnering with Tribal College and University (TCU) professors and EPA scientists to solve the environmental problems most important to their tribal communities. This program was developed to empower the TCUs to help make our tribal communities healthier and safer, by establishing the Tribal ecoAmbassadors program. Through this program, EPA will work with a variety of different community spaces across the country. EPA will provide training and guidance that can be taken back to the community and put into practice.

Direct Implementation Tribal Cooperative Agreements (DITCAs) allow tribes and intertribal consortia to help EPA implement federal environmental programs in Indian country, notwithstanding the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act. DITCAs are negotiated between EPA and tribes and can help tribes build the capacity to carry out specific activities for EPA with EPA retaining final decision-making authority and ultimate responsibility for the environmental programs including all regulatory activities.

Grant Resources - find description and links to EPA and Federal Grant Resources, regulations and policies that pertain to the general applicability for tribal grant programs.

Grant Topics - find information on EPA grants sorted by topics.


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