EPA Tribal & Insular Areas

Funding Opportunities

EPA's Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal and Insular Areas Grant Program No Cost Share Required!

EPA is making significant changes to the FY2021 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal and Insular Areas Grant Program, which now also includes funding for the U.S. insular areas. Approximately $5 million may be available under a competitive Request for Application (RFA) released April 2021. Approximately $4.5 million may be available for tribes and $500,000 available for the insular areas, which include American Samoa, the Common Northern Marianas Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. EPA will have separate review teams to review both the tribal and Insular Area applications. Unlike previous year's Tribal RFA, this new DERA Tribal and Insular Areas Grant Program will have no mandatory cost-share required.

EPA's Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)

The goal of EPA's GAP is to assist tribes and intertribal consortia in developing the capacity to manage their own environmental protection programs and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with individual tribal needs and applicable federal laws and regulations.

Informational Webinars

EPA Region 9 Presents Virtually at the Region 9 Spring Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) – April 27-29, 2021

The EPA Region 9 RTOC is a working committee of EPA and tribal personnel co-chaired by an EPA representative and a tribal representative. EPA designates its RTOC representatives through internal mechanisms. All tribes within Region 9 are considered members of the RTOC. Tribal representatives to the RTOC are selected through government-to-government communication, by tribal leaders in various geographical areas within Region 9.