Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)
Grants to Arizona, California, and Nevada Tribes
to Administer Environmental Regulatory Programs
to Administer Environmental Regulatory Programs
United States Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9
Grants to Arizona, California, and Nevada Indian tribes and intertribal consortia for the development of environmental protection and hazardous waste strategies and regulatory programs. Funding is intended to assist tribal governments and consortia in building organizational capacity to administer programs that are consistent with federal regulations.
The goal of the GAP is to assist tribes in developing the capacity to administer environmental regulatory programs consistent with the federal laws implemented by the EPA, provide EPA technical assistance to Indian tribal governments and intertribal consortia in developing multimedia programs to address environmental issues on Indian lands, and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with the Solid Waste Disposal Act.
Types of Support:
1) Core Program Capacity
New grantees 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. 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 activities.
2) Supplemental Projects
Tribes and consortia with unmet needs that are fundable under the new GAP Guidance may submit a supplemental request with a separate work plan component and budget column, in addition to the core work plan and budget. Please review the GAP Guidance for allowable activities. If sufficient GAP funds are available after core needs have been met, EPA may fund additional priority tasks or equipment purchases.
More than one special project per applicant may be considered if funds allow. For example, open dump clean-ups are required to be submitted as supplemental projects, as are vehicle purchase requests. A separate work plan component and budget column must be developed for each supplemental project. Multiple proposals from the same applicant must be ranked in order of importance. Requests for supplemental funding are limited to the project years included in the application. Proposed project activities must include a description of expected human health and environmental benefits.
Equipment Purchases: Equipment is defined as tangible, non-expendable, personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more (per unit), although a lower dollar amount threshold can be established by the applicant. Federal threshold will be used for approval purposes. Any proposed equipment costs must be eligible, allocable and allowable under GAP. ALL equipment purchases require prior approval of the EPA Project Officer and the EPA Grants and Interagency Agreement Unit.
New grantees 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.
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 activities.
Federally-recognized Indian tribes and intertribal consortia are eligible to receive funds under this program.
An intertribal consortium is defined as a partnership between two or more tribes authorized by the governing bodies of those tribes to apply for and receive assistance under GAP.
An intertribal consortium is eligible to receive GAP grants if the consortium can adequately document compliance with the following requirements:
-A majority of its member tribes meet the eligibility requirements for GAP grants;
-All member tribes that meet the eligibility requirements authorize the consortium to apply for and receive the grant; and
-Only those member tribes that meet the eligibility requirements will benefit directly from the grant project and the consortium agrees to a grant condition to that effect.
-Grant proposals must be submitted in GAP Online by: December 1, 2016
-Guidance Letters with approved funding amounts and workplan comments mailed to applicants beginning: January 19, 2017
-Full Applications with Revised Work plans are due on or after (or as stated in the Region 9 Guidance Letter): February 23, 2017
-Grant Awards will be made not later than: September 30, 2017
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For additional information or clarification, please contact your GAP Project Officer (see attachments), or:
Tribal Section, LND-3-1
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, California 94105
P: (415) 972-3778
F: (415) 947-3562
GAP: 66.926 / PPGs: 66.605
USA: Arizona; California; Nevada
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