Region 9 Indian Environmental General Assistance Program


Most recent deadline: 1/14/2021. EPA provides GAP financial and technical assistance to tribal governments and intertribal consortia to assist tribes in planning, developing, and establishing the capacity to implement federal environmental programs administered by the EPA and to assist in implementation of tribal solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with applicable provisions of law, including the Solid Waste Disposal Act (commonly known as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, or RCRA). As described in the GAP Guiding Principles, this support promotes tribal government efforts to develop core environmental program capacities (administrative, financial management, information management, environmental baseline needs assessment, public education/communication, legal, and technical/analytical) and baseline capacities for media-specific programs (e.g., ambient air quality, water quality, managing waste, and other EPA-administered statutory programs).

Adaptation, Regulatory, Environmental Justice, Natural Resources, Conservation, Health
Funding Amount: 
$75,000 for first-time applicants. Total Funding will be determined after EPA receives its full budget from Congress.
All federally recognized tribes in Region 9 are eligible to receive funds. Intertribal consortia that meet the eligibility requirements described above may also receive funding, if available after tribal governments are funded at their base funding levels.
Contact Information: 
If you have questions about the GAP application process or grant requirements, contact, Jeremy Bauer ( Manager, Tribal Branch U.S. EPA Region 9, TIP-3 75 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 972-3054