Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)
In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act. This act authorized EPA to provide General Assistance Program (GAP) grants to federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia for planning, developing and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, and for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.
The goal of GAP (CFDA 66.926) is to assist tribes and intertribal consortia in developing the capacity to manage their own environmental protection programs, and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with individual tribal needs and applicable federal laws and regulations.
GAP Online and User Guides
Guidance and Training
- 2013 Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia
- Frequently Asked Questions about GAP
- GAP Guidance Training Webinar
- Implementation Activities Related to Solid Waste and Recovered Materials that are Allowable for GAP Funding Under the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act
Historical GAP Funding
Since GAP was established, Congress has appropriated annual national program funding. Historical funding levels are displayed below.