United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Region 9
01/16/20 - GAP workplans and budgets must be submitted to the EPA project officer
Grants to Arizona, California, and Nevada Indian tribal governments and intertribal consortia to develop and implement tribal hazardous and solid waste programs. Funding is intended to assist tribes and consortia in building organizational capacity to administer environmental protection programs that are consistent with federal regulations.
EPA provides financial assistance to tribal governments (tribes) and intertribal consortia (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). See the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. §4368b).
As described in the GAP Guiding Principles (See Attachment A: 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 such as ambient air quality, water quality, managing waste (See Attachment B: GAP Allowable/Unallowable Solid Waste Chart), and other EPA-administered statutory programs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9, is issuing this funding opportunity notice for Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) cooperative agreement applications. Opportunities include:
Applicants may also apply for Inter-Tribal Consortia GAP.
Although Indian tribal governments and intertribal consortia are eligible to receive funds under this program (See Attachment E: Eligibility of Tribes and Intertribal Consortia), GAP funds are prioritized first for tribes, second for existing consortia, and lastly for new consortia.
Allowable Solid Waste Implementation Activities Under GAP: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-11/documents/fy21-compiled-r9-gap-notification-with-attachments-2019-11-14.pdf#page=16.
GrantWatch ID#: 176835
In general, first-time GAP applicants will receive $75,000 to support their first year of GAP activities. Amendments to existing grants may be in any amount, although most awards will range from $75,000 to $120,000 per year. Requests for more than $120,000 will be considered if needs are sufficiently justified and funding is available.
Activities must begin in FY21 (October 1, 2020).
GAP grant project periods may not exceed four years. At the end of a four-year grant period, tribes and intertribal consortia may apply for a new GAP grant to continue environmental capacity building and/or solid and hazardous waste program implementation activities.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jeremy Bauer, Manager, Tribal Branch
U.S. EPA Region 9, TIP-3
75 Hawthorne Street | San Francisco, California 94105
Phone: (415) 972-3054 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GAP stand-alone - 66.926; PPG with GAP - 66.605
GAP stand-alone - EPA-CEP-02; PPG with GAP - EPA-CEP-01
USA: Arizona; California; Nevada