The goal of 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.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Healthy Homes Training, Monitoring, Education/Outreach, Partnership Building, Home assessments
Total FY 2019 Funding: Regionally Dependent
Expected Number of Awards: Dependent on Region
Minimum Grant: $75,000
Maximum Grant: ~$128,000
Requests for more than $128,000 will be considered if needs are sufficiently justified and funding is available.
In 2017, the Hoonah Indian Association funded an indoor air quality assessment project through IGAP. They measured PM2.5 and CO levels in 65 homes. Through this study, they found that homes with wood stoves older than 20 years had higher PM2.5 levels than homes with younger wood stoves. They also identified a need for ventilation and weatherization improvements. [source]
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA works to ensure that:
Americans have clean air, land and water;
National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information;
Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended;
Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
All parts of society--communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and
Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.