$32 million in EPA funds for Northwest and Alaska tribes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32 million in funding for the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) capacity building grants to tribes and tribal consortia in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Funding helps tribes develop environmental protection programs and make informed decisions about issues that impact the health of their people and the quality of their environment. The GAP funding is used for a wide variety of projects including the development of sustainable solid waste management programs, practices to prevent open dumping, documenting climate change, emergency response planning, watershed protection, understanding air quality issues, and other environmental challenges.