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Region 9 Tribal Environmental GAP Funding

EPA Region 9 invites Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) grant proposals from federally recognized tribal governments and eligible intertribal consortia for FY2020 work plan program development activities. The goal of the GAP is to assist tribes in developing the capacity to plan and establish environmental protection programs and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with their individual needs.

GAP is guided by the Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia.

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The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number for the GAP is 66.926

Important Information

Changes to the GAP application process: For the FY2020 GAP grant cycle, EPA Region 9 is piloting a revised application process and will not request proposals. Each GAP grantee is required to submit a full GAP application by January 15, 2019. We highly encourage grantees to work with their GAP project officers prior to submitting their full GAP application by sending and negotiating draft work plans and budgets.

Please note: If your GAP award is part of a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG), only the full GAP application is due on January 15th. EPA Project Officers will provide guidance for how to submit the remaining work plans and final budget for the entire PPG once all program funding decisions have been made.

Applications that are submitted late, incomplete, or with work plans that are identical to FY19 or previous work plans may receive a reduction in their award or may not be funded. Applicants whose proposals or applications were late in the FY2019 grant application cycle, and are again late in the FY2020 grant application cycle, will not be funded.

EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan Requirement: An approved EPA-Tribal Environmental Plan (ETEP) is required to receive funding for FY2020. If a Tribe has not finalized an ETEP, incremental funding may be awarded for FY2020 work plan activities related to completing the ETEP only.

GAP Online has been updated to GAP Online 3.0 (GO3): GAP Online is an internet-based tool for developing, reviewing, and finalizing GAP work plans and progress reports. Applicants needing assistance with a username, password, or system navigation should contact their project officer.

Important Dates*

  • Funding Announcement emailed to Environmental Directors: October 26, 2018
  • Grant applications from tribes must be submitted by: January 15, 2019
  • Grant applications from intertribal consortia must be submitted by: February 1, 2019
* Funding is jeopardized if materials are received after assigned due dates.


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  • EPA Region 9 FY20 GAP Funding Announcement (PDF)(23 pp, 949 K, 10/24/2018)
    EPA Region 9 Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) Funding Announcement Covering the GAP Grant Cycle for 2019-2020 (FY20). FULL APPLICATIONS DUE: January 15, 2019 from Tribes - February 1, 2019 from Consortia.
  • EPA Region 9 Tribal Section Project Officer List (PDF)(1 pg, 492 K, 8/23/2018)
    This list provides contact information for EPA Pacific Southwest (Region 9) Tribal Section Project Officers for Arizona, California, Nevada, and Consortia Tribes. Updated 8/23/2018.