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EPA Awards Cherokee Nation $205,000 to Manage Environmental Programs
Release Date: 12/10/2014
Contact Information: Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or email@example.com
DALLAS – (Dec. 10, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $205,000 to the Inter Tribal Environmental Council of the Cherokee Nation in Okla. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the developing multimedia programs to address environmental issues.
The primary purpose of GAP is to support the development of core tribal environmental protection programs. Other activities to be carried out under the grant include attending environmentally related training and conducting community outreach.
In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act which authorizes EPA to provide GAP grants to federally recognized tribes and tribal groups for planning, developing, and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, as well as for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.
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