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PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD: Week of July 26-30, 2021

In Memorial of Bill Thompson, Former NTAA Chairman

From the NTAA Executive Committee and Staff:

We are all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Thompson of the Penobscot Nation.  Bill was a trusted friend, colleague, Tribal leader, and strong advocate for Tribes and tribal sovereignty, not just for Penobscot Nation or Tribes in the state of Maine, but all Tribes throughout the United States.  He lent his voice and his time to NTAA, serving as Chairman for many years, also serving on the Tribal Air Monitoring Support Center, the National Tribal Caucus, and working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division in Washington D.C.

The life and times of William Quincy Thompson…known to us all lovingly as just Bill.  Bill “Peetarh” was a goofy member of the “Sweater Vest Tribe” but a fiercely proud and honored to be a Citizen of the Penobscot Nation.  He was also proud of his Irish heritage, saluting it with every Guinness.  His fight for Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal rights was always his first thought.  Bill’s simple but constant reminder of being a Citizen and not a member has educated so many. Through every joke, radio voice, or parody Bill did, there was a lesson.  Bill wasn’t always an air quality airhead, he started out as a writer.  He had a flair for making stories fiction and non-fiction come to life. He was so wise but still did not take himself too seriously, always poking fun at himself and others.  Bill had a love for tangents, going off into a story or derailing someone else’s story in such a good way that you always smiled.  He was a true complementor, making them personalized and heartfelt that it made people feel special and truly complimented.  Bill was selfless and would do or give anything to anyone that he felt needed it – regardless of his needs.  Bill warmed people’s hearts.  His nature was pure.  

Bill loved with his whole being.  Being around Bill you felt this.  Lisa was the love of Bill’s life; some would say true soulmates.  He loved her with such respect and gratitude that came through every time he talked about her.   He equally loved his children, Gabe and Jasmine, sharing photos, projects, updates proudly whenever possible.  He revered family and loved his friends.  Well Bill, we equally loved you back.  We miss you and will forever remember your teachings.  You are gone way too soon.   May you be at peace my friend and enjoy all the lobsta and butta to your heart’s desire.  Tahko.

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TOP STORIES/HEADLINES: Week of July 26-30, 2021

TOP STORIES

Upcoming Oil & Natural Gas Methane Rule

Comment deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021

The NTAA has created a template letter that your Tribe can use to comment on the EPA’s Upcoming Oil and Natural Gas Methane Rule, which is a pre-proposal public outreach effort by the EPA. The template letter can be downloaded here, or found on the PRK page of the NTAA’s website.

 

PBS News Hour – Wildfires are increasing health risks of already-polluted regions of the U.S., experts warn

 

AP – EXCLUSIVE: Biden mileage rule to exceed Obama climate goal

 

Los Angeles Times – Bipartisan infrastructure deal could advance as soon as today after breakthrough in talks

 

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

 

Political Pro – EPA advisers eye improving air quality equity

 

National Geographic – Wildfire smoke blowing across the U.S. is more toxic than we thought

 

Seattle Times – How to prepare for wildfire smoke in your home, car and while outdoors

 

Taos News – Nonprofit helps Native tribes utilize their natural resources

 

NPR – Without Enough Water To Go Around, Farmers In California Are Exhausting Aquifers

 

Vox – The West is burning. Climate change is making it worse.

 

Yahoo – How wildfires can impact soil and cause it to repel water

 

Yale Environment 360 – U.S. power sector sees biggest one-year drop in emissions in more than two decades

 

The Independent – Cutting air pollution levels ‘improves brain function and lowers risk of dementia’, studies suggest

 

National Association of Clean Air Agencies – Washington Update

 

Climate Change/Energy

 

Science – U.N. climate panel confronts implausibly hot forecasts of future warming

 

The Hill – Shocking video shows salmon almost boiled alive in heat wave

 

Lakeland PBS – White Earth Gives 48-Hour Cease-and-Desist Order to Enbridge

 

The Guardian – The cost of cooling: how air conditioning is heating up the world

 

Washington Post – How to cool down your home without relying on air conditioning

 

AP – Landslides, monsoon flooding kill over 100 in western India

 

Inside Climate News – A Triple Whammy Has Left Many Inner-City Neighborhoods Highly Vulnerable to Soaring Temperatures

 

Rolling Stone – Want Proof We Need a Civilian Climate Corps? Look No Further Than Louisiana

 

Vox – Our bodies can adapt to hotter conditions – but there’s a limit

 

The Guardian – Marijuana farmers blames for water theft as drought grips American west

Toxics/Mobile Sources

 

U.S. Department of Justice – Justice Department and EPA Reach Clean Air Act Settlement with Advanced Flow Engineering for Selling Defeat Devices

 

Houston Chronicle – U.S. natural gas exports to Mexico established a new monthly record in June 2021

 

Wall Street Journal – gas engines, and the people behind them, are cast aside for electric vehicles

 

Fast Company – This new study debunks one of the biggest criticisms of electric vehicles

 

Indoor Air Quality

 

NPR – Masks Will Return To The U.S. House And White House After The CDC Changes Guidance

 

USA Today – CDC and doctors call for masks in school. Will states, schools follow guidelines?

 

Be sure to subscribe to EPA’s IAQ Bulletins

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UPCOMING CALLS/EVENTS/NOTICES: Week of July 26-30, 2021

UPCOMING CALLS/EVENTS/NOTICES

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

 

NEW! OAP’s Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program for Tribes

Tuesday, August 3; 12pm EST | Register Here RSVP by August 2nd

Join us for our online webinar to learn how EPA’s RAD program could benefit Tribal Communities as well as hear from one of our RAD partners about their experience. Municipalities, utilities, and any interested community members are encourages to apply!

 

NEW! On July 7, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $50 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to improve ambient air quality monitoring for communities across the United States. EPA will receive a total of $100 million from the ARP to address health outcome disparities from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic, with $50 million specifically to advance environmental justice, and another $50 million to enhance air quality monitoring.

 

NEW! On August 4, 2021, EPA will hold a feedback and insights session to provide an overview of the intended distribution of the air quality monitoring funds with a focus on the competitive grant and direct award criteria.  In addition, there will be a short overview on the $50 million in funding aimed at advancing environmental justice. The purpose of this session is to go over the proposed grant solicitation, timelines, and answer questions and hear from Tribal stakeholders.

EPA’s plans to use the $50 million to enhance air quality monitoring include:

  • A $20 million grant competition requesting applications from community groups, state, local and tribal air agencies, individually or in partnerships, to conduct monitoring of pollutants of greatest concern in communities with health outcome disparities,
  • $22.5 million in direct awards to state, local or tribal air agencies for enhanced monitoring of fine particle pollution (PM2.5) and other criteria air pollutants in and near communities facing disproportionate exposure to these pollutants and increased vulnerability to COVID-19,
  • $5 million supporting agency mobile monitoring labs or air sensor loan programs to support communities in need of short-term monitoring and air quality information, and
  • $2.5 million to improve data management and ensure the grants and programs are properly administered and tracked.

More information on EPA’s plans for the ARP funding is available here and the official news release!

Click the link below to register for this upcoming webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. Information on “how to join” along with a list of consultation questions for the competitive grants ($20M) will be sent in a follow-up email.  Please register by noon, Tuesday, August 03, 2021. A Webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 04, 2021 (Click link to register) 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m. EDT: Tribal Stakeholders  

 

Wildfire Smoke and Indoor Air Quality

This summer, wildfires have spread across the U.S. creating devastation and dangerous smoke events affecting millions of American lives. If you are in need of immediate wildfire guidance, see EPA’s wildfire webpage for more resources. Smoke from wildfires can adversely affect indoor air quality and put people’s health at risk from exposure to particulate matter and other pollutants. During a wildfire, smoke can make the outdoor air unhealthy to breathe, and local officials may advise you to stay indoors during a smoke event. However, some of the smoke from outdoors can enter the home and reduce indoor air quality. Exposure to fine particles, a major component of wildfire smoke, can cause respiratory symptoms and aggravate chronic heart and lung diseases.

Read on to learn more about:

 

GAP Guidance Evaluation Phase 2 Revisions and Allocation: Tribal Participation Opportunity!

EPA is revising the 2013 Guidance on the Award and Management of General

Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Tribal Consortia. The Indian Environmental General Assistance Program, or GAP, is the largest tribal capacity building program in EPA. The GAP Guidance is for tribes at all levels of capacity building. All perspectives from beginning to advanced stages of tribal capacity development are encouraged on the revision workgroups. Click here to read more!

In addition to revising the 2013 GAP Guidance, EPA will initiate consultation with tribes on how EPA allocates Congressionally appropriated GAP funds to regions annually. Letters will be sent to Tribal Leaders notifying the start of consultation beginning July 19, 2021. More information on EPA’s consultation on the national GAP allocation will be available online at https://tcots.epa.gov.

 

Addressing Air Quality in Tribal Communities (for Beginners)

August 10-12; 9am – 2pm PDT, 12pm – 5pm EDT | Course capped at 12 participants | Register Here

Deadline: The application is due on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.

Learning objective:

At the end of the event, participants will articulate their community’s main ambient (outdoor) air quality concerns and identify the resources (e.g., documents, contacts, training) needed to begin addressing air quality issues in their community.

Who should participate: This workshop is for environmental professionals who are just beginning to address ambient air quality issues in tribal communities. No prior knowledge or background in air quality is needed.

 

EPA’s air quality training program is released three new training materials! These materials are foundational in level, and are being offered to tribal, state, and local air agencies in an e-learning format through our learning management system (LMS).

The materials include:

  • A course that explains the purpose of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) within the air quality management process.
  • A module that explains each of the six criteria pollutants under the Clean Air Act. This module represents “micro-learning”— a short, focused bit of training on a particular topic.
  • A module that explains what air toxics are. Similar to the criteria pollutants module, this module represents “micro-learning.”

To access the course and modules on the LMS (https://epaapti.csod.com), please register (if you haven’t already!), then log in and refer to the “What’s New” section on the home page.

 

NTAA Upcoming Calls

Contact Andy.Bessler@nau.edu if you have any questions about any call! *Registration instructions* When you register for the GoToWebinar, please remember to include your Tribe, Region, or Organization in parenthesis after your last name. This allows you to see everyone on the call and prevents us from conducting a roll-call, ultimately saving everyone’s time.

 

EPA Policy Call: Call in to hear updates from EPA on policies, actions, and tools relevant to Indian Country and Air Quality. Attend by clicking here.

Please join us for a virtual memorial for Bill Thompson that will take place at the conclusion of this Air Policy Call.

Thursday, July 29, 2pm ET
Mobile Sources Work Group: This monthly work group addresses all mobile source pollution issues. Attend by clicking here. Thursday, August 5, 2pm ET
Indoor Air Quality Work Group: Join this work group every other month to help support IAQ work throughout Indian Country. Attend by clicking here. Thursday, August 19, 2pm ET

 

Wood Smoke Work Group: Join this work group every other month to address wood smoke issues in Indian Country. Attend by clicking here. Thursday, September 23, 1pm ET

 

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional (ITEP)

Click here for ITEP’s new Tribal Environmental Management and Planning Online Courses. Sign up for a self-paced course hosted by ITEP’s Waste and Response and Tribal Air Quality programs.  New courses have been added, so check it out!

 

ITEP’s American Indian Air Quality Training Program (AIAQTP) hosts the Building Performance: Improving IAQ in Cold Climates, Residential Building Science Review, Radon Fundamentals, Quality Assurance Fundamental, Writing a Quality Assurance Project Plan, Emissions Inventory Fundamentals, and Emissions Inventory Advanced.

 

AIAQTP Schedule and Registration 

 

Recorded Webinars

Looking for more information check out the Tribal Air Quality Media Space Channel. Recent webinars include an Introduction to Air Quality Programs, Emissions Inventories, Remote Professional Assistance, and Woodstoves in Indian Country. Older classics include a series on Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke, Tribal Air Program and Grants, Data Management, and the Clean Air Act.

 

ITEP’s Tribes and Climate Change Calendar includes conferences, trainings, webinars, and other events related to tribes and climate change.

Climate Change / Energy

 

EPA’s Climate Change Indicators in the United States: EPA’s newly updated website, Climate Change Indicators in the United States, looks at changes to our health and the environment related to the causes and effects of climate change. 

With new science, additional indicators, and more years of data, many of these signs of climate change have become even more evident, stronger, and extreme. Explore the website. You are invited to participate in two upcoming webinars on the resource:

  • June 24 will focus on Climate and Heat: Trends, Health Impacts and Risk. This one-hour webinar will feature climate-related temperature trends particularly related to extreme heat and urban heat, human health effects, social vulnerability, and risks (happening now and looking into the future). Visit EPA’s State, Local, and Tribal Webinar Series webpage.

 

ITEP’s Climate Change Adaptation Training Courses registration is online! Learn more about the courses and register here.

 

Toxics/Mobile Sources

 

EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act’s Tribal Grants for FY21

Request for Applications now open! More information can be found on this flyer and on this website. EPA’s 2021 Tribal and Insular Area grant program is now open. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $5 million in DERA funding under this announcement. A total of $4.5 million will be made available to tribal governments (or intertribal consortia) and Alaska Native villages, and $500,000 will be made available to insular area governments. EPA anticipates awarding five to ten cooperative agreements to tribal governments (or intertribal consortia) and Alaska Native villages and two to four cooperative agreements to insular area governments. Click here for more information.

 

The U.S. EPA is in the process of conducting a residual risk and technology review of the 2002 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Major Source Primary Copper Smelting and a technology review of the 2007 Primary Copper Smelting Area Sources NESHAP.

After EPA publishes the rules in the Federal Register, EPA plans to accept comment on these proposals for at least 45 days after publication in the Federal Register. Interested parties can download additional information and a copy of the proposed rules (when they are officially issued by EPA) from EPA’s website and this website. The proposed rules and other background information will also be available either electronically here, EPA’s electronic public docket and comment system. Materials for the proposed actions can be accessed using Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2020-0430. For further technical information about the rule, contact Tonisha Dawson, EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, at (919) 541-1454 or dawson.tonisha@epa.gov.

 

Green Transportation Summit & Expo

August 16-18, 2021 Tacoma, Washington | Registration

The 10th annual Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) is the region’s premier clean transportation convening event. There has not been a time when clean transportation has had as much potential. With this year’s theme of Reflecting + Refocusing on a Resilient Future, we are giving particular attention to recent events affecting our communities and livelihood. We will be creating space to ensure these critical topics are addressed. All Tribes can get a 20% discount, contact Dara.Marks-Marino@nau.edu for the code!

 

The recent additions to OTAQ’s website in June 2021. You can access these additions as well as new press releases and Federal Register notices related to OTAQ on our website.

 

 

The recent additions to OTAQ’s website are listed here. You can access these additions as well as new press releases and Federal Register notices related to OTAQ on our website.

 

Indoor Air Quality

 

US EPA Presents a free webinar in Spanish and English on how to

protect your home and family from air pollution: Healthy Air: Indoors and Out on August, 12, 2021 at 12:00 -1:00PM Pacific Time.

      Join us to learn about indoor and outdoor air pollution in the U.S.-Mexico border region and what you can do to protect your home and community. Presenters will share information on common air pollution sources, potential health impacts from poor air quality, and tips and tricks for creating

safe environments. All members of the public are welcome!

Please join this webinar here from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Simultaneous interpretation will be available. For more information, please contact Francisco Dóñez, EPA at Donez.Francisco@epa.gov.

 

Summer is the perfect time to brush up on ventilation practices for schools!

Are you prepared for schools to reopen this fall? Take some time to view these webinars available on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website, which focus on virus mitigation strategies, including ventilation, filtration and supplemental air purification.

·      Let’s Clear the Air: Using Ventilation Practices to Promote Healthy IAQ in Schools – recorded July 30, 2020

·      Ventilation and Virus Mitigation in Schools: Creating a Game Plan to Reduce COVID-19 Risk and Make Lasting Improvements to IAQ – recorded on February 25, 2021

 

How Indoor airPLUS Homes Help Reduce the Occurrence of Asthma Triggers in the Home

Here are ways an Indoor airPLUS home can help reduce asthma triggers in the home.

 

Be sure to subscribe to CodeTalk, HUD’s Office of Native American Programs newsletter, for webinars and opportunities!

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RESOURCES AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES: Week of July 26-30, 2021

RESOURCES & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Now Hiring!

 

Upper Sioux Environmental Specialist

Under direct supervision of the Environmental Director, the Environmental Specialist, will be responsible for carrying out the objectives of the Upper Sioux Community’s Office of the Environment. The Environmental Specialist will conduct environmental surveys and assessments, supervise field activities, monitor condition of Tribal natural resources, work closely with contractors and other governmental agencies to protect Tribal resources and aid other Tribal entities.

See the full job description

 

Tribal Program Manager, Energy

The goal of the EDF Energy Program is to bend the curve on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas production and use by 2030, while meeting the world’s energy needs cleanly and equitably. EDF seeks a talented and self-motivated Tribal Program Manager to play a critical role in the development and execution of EDF’s Navajo and Federal methane regulatory campaigns. The Manager will be an on-the-ground player in support of program initiatives and will develop and implement an outreach strategy with the Navajo Nation and tribes impacted by oil and gas pollution across the U.S. with the objective of raising awareness around the environmental and health hazards associated with oil and gas development and providing avenues and tools for engaging tribal communities in political and policy processes to reduce methane waste, air and climate pollution. More info here!

 

Events Coordinator, Senior

Northern Arizona University, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

We would like to invite you to visit our careers site to complete your application.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Select the link to access our careers site.
  2. Sign In to access your account or if you are not an existing user select the New User link to create one.
  3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

 

National Parks and Conservation Association (NPCA) Indigenous Fellow

This position is a 2-year fellowship opportunity for an emerging leader to:

  • Work on existing and/or develop new campaigns at NPCA that hold a personal and/or cultural significance to them and support NPCA’s mission.
  • Support NPCA’s growth and organizational development as a stronger ally with functional understanding of law and sovereignty, cultural sensitivity, and a basic knowledge of Indigenous history and experience.
  • Deepen NPCA’s capacity and awareness to understand and, if appropriate, to engage on intersectional Native American policy issues as it relates to NPS and public lands.

This is a budgeted position. NPCA is committed to diversity among its employees and hiring practices.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting your resume and cover letter directly online to www.npca.org.

 

Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Position for the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office

Full Job Posting

This position will focus on supporting Arctic communities by facilitating local/regional NNA research partnerships and interfacing NNA research with Indigenous cultures, knowledge systems, and research needs. This position will work closely with the Office of Research and Community Engagement (ORCE) Director at APU and the NNA-CO team to advance the office’s support of use-inspired convergence research in the Arctic—collaborative research that deeply draws on information and expertise from across disciplines and knowledge systems to solve complex challenges. This position will uphold the Office’s vision and commitment to support the NNA community (researchers, Arctic community partners, Indigenous knowledge holders, decision-makers, etc.) through coordination, enhanced communication, and interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and institutional learning.

 

Ambient Air Quality/EPA/NTAA/Tribes

 

NEW! Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is pleased to announce the availability of funding to support the hiring of Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons in Alaska, the Northwest, and the Southwest through the BIA’s Tribal Resilience Program (Program).

Eligible applicants include tribal non-profit, non-governmental organizations and tribally-controlled colleges or universities (TCUs) that serve federally-recognized tribes. Other entities may participate as sub-grantees. The solicitation is available on grants.gov, and named BIA-2021-TCRP.

 

Attention Region 9 Tribes! The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is accepting nominations from the public for the 2020-2021 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards by August 10, 2021. Since 2001, the has annually bestowed the distinguished Haagen-Smit Awards. The awards recognize extraordinary individuals who have made significant contributions toward improving air quality.

The selection criteria include: 1) Major accomplishments; 2) Contributions toward improving air quality and/or climate change, in terms of commitment, leadership, and innovation; 3) At least three letters of recommendation. Visit the CARB website to learn more about the awards program and past recipients. For more information please contact: haagen-smit.awards@arb.ca.gov.

 

Assistant Secretary Sweeney Announces $3 Million Living Languages Grant Program Funding Opportunity

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney announced today that the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is soliciting applications to the Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP). This $3 Million grant program will fund between 15 and 60 grants, ranging from $25,000-$200,000, to federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities to document, preserve and revitalize Native languages and build active speaker capacity. IEED’s solicitation for LLGP funding and details on how to apply can be found in the Federal Register and at Grants.Gov.

 

EPA is now accepting applications for a total of $9 million in grants to fund about 24 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects to address stormwater runoff pollution from land into water bodies. EPA is also holding an applicant webinar.

  • August 20, 2021– Applications must be submitted via www.grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time / 10:59 p.m. Central Time. See Section IV of the grants announcements for further submission information.

EPA is requesting applications for projects in three categories; each one has a separate Funding Opportunity Number and will be posted separately on www.grants.gov. Applicants must apply for the specific funding opportunity they are interested in. Learn more about the three categories here.

State agencies, interstate agencies, federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations, local governments, institutions of higher learning and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for the GLRI grants in three categories. Individuals, foreign organizations and governments, nonprofit organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying, and “for-profit” organizations are not eligible to apply for funding under this request for application.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

 

To view and/or receive ITEP’s American Indian Air Quality Training Program newsletter, Native Voices, click here!

 

Climate Change/Energy

 

ClimateWorks Foundation Request for Proposals: Direct Air Capture and Environmental and Climate Justice

Proposals due: August 17, 2021

ClimateWorks is requesting proposals on topics with a joint focus on environmental and climate justice and Direct Air Capture (DAC) technologies in the United States. While not exhaustive, topics of interest include:

  • Community organizing, grassroots coalition building, and shifting power to historically underserved groups and individuals focused on climate and environmental justice.
  • Policy conceptualization, design and implementation related to issues including, but not limited to, mitigation deterrence, environmental or health impacts, benefit and risk sharing, job creation and workforce development, financing of projects, and community engagement and participation.
  • Research on issues related to the deployment of projects, or policy impacts and the implications with environmental and climate justice at the community level.

We welcome innovative proposals that have synergies with other climate strategies. Organizations led by Black and Indigenous people and other people of color, or youth, with annual budgets of less than $450,000 USD are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

On-Request Technical Assistance from DOE Office of Indian Energy

Applications Due: Not Applicable

Eligible Entities: tribal governments

The DOE Office of Indian Energy provides federally recognized Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages, tribal energy resource development organizations, and other organized tribal groups and communities, with technical assistance to advance tribal energy projects at no cost. Technical experts from DOE and its national laboratories, along with other partnering organizations, provide support to assist Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages with energy planning, housing and building energy efficiency, project development, policy and regulation, resilience, and village power.

 

Join NCAI’s Climate Action email listserv here!

 

Sign up for the Alliance for Green Heat’s newsletter!

 

To view and/or receive ITEP’s Climate Change newsletter, click here!

 

Toxics/Mobile Sources

 

EPA Announces $10 Million Available for States, Tribes, and Territories to Address Environmental Challenges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of Multipurpose Grant (MPG) funding to support states, Tribes and territories in addressing high-priority environmental issues, including PFAS, environmental justice and climate change. For more information on eligibility, use of funding, process for award, and timelines, please reference the Multipurpose Grant guidance.

 

Recent additions to OTAQ’s website in March 2021

You can access these additions as well as new press releases and Federal Register notices related to OTAQ on our website.

 

Indoor Air Quality

 

Resource for Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Check out the website https://forhealth.org/ for many resources related to healthy homes and indoor air quality!

 

The Tribal Healthy Homes Network (THHN) has a webpage dedicated to Funding Opportunities! Additionally, THHN has developed a Funding Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.

 

 

Most Recent Listing: EPA Rules from the Federal Register can be found here.

 

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