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Step-by-step financial planning process that can help your community determine capital asset technical and financial needs and find available air, waste and water resources to meet your compliance goals.

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The Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) (CFDA: 66.926)
Purpose: Provides grants to tribes and intertribal consortia to build capacity to administer environmental regulatory programs, funds development of multimedia programs to address environmental issues, including the planning, developing and establishing the administrative, technical, legal, enforcement, communications, and environmental education and outreach structure of these programs.
Contact: EPA's American Indian Environmental Office (202) 564-0303, Regional Tribal Contacts, or the The Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) (PDF) (45 pp, 340K, About PDF) (CFDA: 66.926) Document

Performance Partnership Grants (CFDA: 66.605)
Purpose: Provide tribes and states with greater flexibility to address their highest environmental priorities, improve environmental performance, achieve administrative savings, and strengthen partnerships between EPA and the states or tribes. PPGs are an alternative assistance delivery mechanism and do not represent funding in addition to grants provided under individual authorities. Recipients can conduct activities in multiple areas and combine two or more of twenty different EPA grants, including GAP resources.
Contact: The Performance Partnership Grants (CFDA: 66.605) Exit EPA Disclaimer Web site




Direct Implementation Tribal Cooperative Agreements (CFDA: 66.473)
Purpose: 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.
Contact: Regional Indian Program Contacts and the Direct Implementation Tribal Cooperative Agreements Exit EPA Disclaimer (CFDA: 66.473)

Bio Watch Cooperative Agreements - CAA 103(b)(3) (CFDA: 66.500)
Purpose: Supports research to determine the environmental effects of air quality, drinking water, water quality, hazardous waste, toxic substances and pesticides; identify, develop, and demonstrate necessary and effective pollution control techniques; and explore and develop strategies and mechanisms for those in the economic, social, governmental and environmental systems to use in environmental management decisions.
Contact: The EPA Needs to Fulfill Its Designated Responsibilities to Ensure Effective BioWatch Program (PDF) (1 pg, 40K, About PDF) document

The Five Star Restoration Matching Grants Program
Purpose: Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects that build diverse partnerships and foster local natural resource stewardship through education, outreach and training activities.
Contact: The Five Star Restoration Matching Grants Program Web site

Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program (CFDA: 66.608)
Purpose: Facilitates electronic exchange of environmental, health, and geographic data to make it easier for EPA and its partners on the Exchange Network to obtain the timely and accurate information needed to make better decisions. In FY 2006, grant funds will be provided to develop information management technology capability and data exchange (including geospatial), analysis, and integration capabilities. The funding will also support mentoring, planning and training activities related to the Exchange Network.
Contact: Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Program

Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CFDA: 66.035)
Purpose: Supports analyses, studies, evaluations, surveys, investigations, conferences, demonstrations and special purpose projects to reduce risks from exposures to toxic pollutants in the air, in the water, and on the land through collaborative action at the local level. Development a comprehensive understanding of all sources of risk from toxics and set priorities for effective action. Creation self-sustaining community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments.
Contact: Community Action for a Renewed Environment Program (PDF) (22 pp, 72K, About PDF) document

Environmental Policy and Innovation Grants (CFDA: 66.611)
Purpose: Supports activities that reduce pollutants generated and increase conservation of natural resources improve economic information and analytic methods to support projects on the benefits, costs and impacts of environmental programs and on incentive-based and voluntary environmental management strategies and mechanisms.
Contact: The Environmental Policy and Innovation Grants Exit EPA Disclaimer Web site

The Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreements Program (CFDA: 66.306)
Purpose: Provide financial assistance to eligible community-based organizations working on or planning to work on projects to address local environmental and/or public health concerns, using EPA's  environmental justice collaborative problem-solving model."
Contact: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements Program Web site

The Office of Environmental Justice Small Grant Program (CFDA: 66.604)
Purpose: Provides financial assistance to eligible community groups with projects that address environmental justice issues.
Contact: The EJ Small Grants Program Web site

The Guide to Federal Grant Resources for Community Organizations, Tribal Organizations, and Tribal Governments
Purpose: Identifies 44 federal environmental protection grants. For each grant, it provides objectives, financial information, eligibility requirements, contact points, and more. Additional sections advise applicants on preparation of grant proposals, budgeting for projects, and completing standard forms.
Contact: The Plains States Tribes' Guidebook of Agencies/Colleges Providing Assistance in Environmental and Water Resources Issues Exit EPA Disclaimer Web site

The EPA Grant Writing Tutorial
Purpose: Contains interactive software that walks users through the grant-writing process and helps them learn to write more competitive grants. Program includes: detailed information and tips on writing a grant proposal, how to complete a grant application package, program-specific sections on three EPA grant programs environmental justice, environmental justice through pollution prevention, and environmental education.
Contact: The Grant Writing Tutorial Exit EPA Disclaimer Web site

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Pollution Prevention

Grants for Environmental Justice Through Pollution Prevention
Purpose: Provide financial assistance to community groups and Tribal governments for projects that address environmental justice and use pollution prevention activities as the proposed solutions.
Contact: EPA Regional Indian Contacts and the Grants and Fellowship Information Web site

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Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Resources

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) State and Tribal Assistance Grants (CFDA: 66.707)
Purpose: Help establish and operate compliance-monitoring programs to conduct inspections for compliance with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) regulations, asbestos-in-schools requirements, and lead-based paint regulations.
Contact: TSCA Web site

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) State and Tribal Assistance Grants (CFDA: 66.700)
Purpose: Assist in developing and maintaining comprehensive pesticide programs that address all aspects of pesticide enforcement, and special pesticide initiatives; sponsor cooperative surveillance, monitoring and analytical procedures; and encourage regulatory activities.
Contact: FIFRA Web site

Multi-media State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) (CFDA: 66.709)
Purpose: Build and improve capacity by providing assistance agreements to foster environmental enforcement and compliance assurance activities and to improve compliance with environmental laws. Such capacity building efforts may include economic, social science, statistical research, development, studies, surveys, demonstrations, investigations, public education, training, and fellowships.
Contact: Multi-media STAG Web site

The Compliance Assistance Support for the Regulated Community (CFDA: 66.305)
Purpose: Provides financial assistance to private nonprofit institutions, universities, and public agencies to improve environmental compliance and to create compliance assistance tools utilizing industry and commercial communication channels.
Contact: Compliance Assistance Support Exit EPA Disclaimer and the Compliance Assistance Centers Exit EPA Disclaimer

Capacity Building Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Compliance Assurance and Enforcement Activities in Indian Country and Other Tribal Areas (CFDA: 66.310)
Purpose: Build and improve the capacity of tribes, inter-tribal consortia, or tribal organizations by providing financial resources to foster environmental enforcement and compliance assurance activities and to improve compliance with environmental laws.
Contact: Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at (202) 564-2516

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For related information visit EPA’s National Indian Country Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Priority site and EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program in Indian country site.


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