The Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) is vitally important to the protection and improvement of the health of Indigenous peoples in the United States.
The following series of fact sheets highlights some of the excellent work being done by tribes in Region 10 under the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP).
For more information about these projects, contact the tribal or EPA staff listed on each fact sheet below.
- Recycling Makes a Difference in Akiak, Alaska (PDF)(2 pp, 821 K, December 2015)
- A Healthier, Cleaner Chalkyitsik Village: GAP Funds Noteworthy Recycling Efforts (PDF)(2 pp, 363 K, December 2015)
- GIS Expansion Helps Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians’ Environmental Projects (PDF)(4 pp, 3 MB, December 2015)
- Koyukuk Landfill Transformation: Burn Unit Significantly Reduces Trash and Cleans Up Community (PDF)(2 pp, 426 K, December 2015)
- Developing a Tribal Environmental Code in Kwigillingok, Alaska: Changing Behaviors to Keep the Community Clean (PDF)(2 pp, 416 K, December 2015)
- Environmental and Public Health Gains Through Landfill Improvements and Education in Tetlin, AK (PDF)(2 pp, 366 K, December 2015)
Region 10 GAP Success Stories
Tribally managed environmental programs make a real difference in our communities and the environment. All EPA General Assistance Program grantees must submit at least one success story during their tribe’s four-year grant. It’s important to share information about our projects so that others can learn from our tribe’s accomplishments and to demonstrate the value of the grant program. Success stories are often a one-page narrative with photos, a table, or other supporting materials submitted to the EPA Project Officer.
There are a few options for sharing our stories more broadly than just with your Project Officer. This page is dedicated to showcasing GAP success stories.
For tribes who receive IGAP funding, when you submit your tribes success story to your Project Officer, please notify him or her if your tribe is interested in posting it on the Region 10 RTOC website and/or send a copy of it to Randi Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you work for a tribe in Alaska, we can share it on the AK tribal email list by sending a copy of it to email@example.com. Alternatively, you can ask your Project Officer to share it with your region via his or her email list.
Videos are another way to share your tribes successes with a variety of audiences. Videos highlighting GAP activities can be submitted instead of or in addition to a narrative story, and can also be posted on tribal websites and social media. If your tribe is interested in developing a video success story, below are some helpful guidelines.