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EPA Awards $240,000 to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

Release Date: 09/22/2010
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – September 22, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $240,000 to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. The Tribe will use the funds to conduct its annual Inter-Tribal Environmental Council (ITEC) conference, assist five tribes in the development of customized tribal water quality data templates, maintain quality assurance documents, and present interactive environmental education models to the Tribal Summer Youth Corps. The funds will also be used to develop an environmental programs informational video to promote success stories and complementary information pamphlets, train staff to be certified measurement specialists and expand existing environmental complaint/concerns database system. Tribal codes and regulations and environmental protection meeting minutes will be made available to Cherokee Nation Tribal members and performance measures will continue to be updated for Cherokee National environmental programs.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at: http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/sep2010.html


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