The NTAA Indoor Air Quality Work Group hosted a Federal Listening Session on Thursday October 20th at 2 pm ET entitled, “Stories of Bees, Bed Bugs and Hoarding: IAQ & Public Health Concerns.” Click here to view the presentation.
NTAA’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Work Group will help improve IAQ in Indian Country by developing policy actions on IAQ issues including:
IAQ home assessments; Healthy Home IAQ Kits; Water intrusion issues; Radon testing in Tribal homes and communities;
Radon mitigation; Funding needs for IAQ activities in Indian Country; Addressing asthma disparities.
The U.S. EPA’s Region 10 office has produced indoor-air related resources for Tribes that can be found here and include:
A list of funding streams that can address IAQ and home health and safety issues – check with each funder for availability
Work plan template language that your Tribe can use to include IAQ activities in EPA grants like IGAP or
CAA 103 [Note: these are not official grants guidance documents – confirm all work plan components with your Project Officer]
Tribal Indoor Air and Radiation Strategy and Plan
The U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation recently published their Tribal Indoor Air and Radiation Strategy and Plan.
The plan reflects the priorities of the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), the Office of Radiation & Indoor Air (ORIA),
and the needs and priorities as expressed by many of the Tribes. This plan will discuss ORIA’s Tribal goals, and objectives
and the specific activities that ORIA will conduct to meet them. This strategy and plan is considered a "living document."