NTAA: Policy Response Kits

Policy Response Kits:


EPA’s Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) 2013 Guidance

In 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a guidebook to provide a framework for Tribes to build environmental program capacity using EPA’s Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) resources. GAP grants are awarded annually to federally recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia for planning, developing, and establishing capacity to administer and implement environmental protection programs and solid and hazardous waste programs on Tribal lands. As of June 1, 2018, EPA has opened a consultation and coordination process with Tribes to conduct an evaluation of the 2013 GAP Guidance, due to Tribes and Tribal consortia voicing concerns about the Guidance. The consultation period closed on August 31, 2018.

Submit your comments to EPA, or Tribal governments may submit a request for government-to-government consultation via email to roose.rebecca@epa.gov, or by hardcopy to:

Rebecca Roose, Senior Advisor American Indian Environmental Office (MC 2690-M) US Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460


    NTAA Fact Sheet on GAP Guidance
     Click HERE for document.

    NTAA Comment Letter Submitted
     Click HERE for document.

    Tribal Template GAP Comment Letter
     Click HERE for document.