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EPA Awards $122,300 to Santo Domingo Tribe to Protect the Environment
DALLAS (Aug. 16, 2016) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $122,300 to the Santo Domingo Tribe of New Mexico as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of the multimedia programs to address environmental issues.
The primary purpose of GAP is to support the development of core tribal environmental protection programs. Other activities to be carried out under the grant include but are not limited to attending environmentally related training and conducting community outreach.
In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act which authorizes EPA to provide GAP grants to federally recognized tribes and tribal groups for planning, developing, and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, as well as for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.
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