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EPA Awards $470,000 to Establish Environmental Protection Programs in Tribal lands in Oklahoma and New Mexico

Release Date: 10/12/2010
Contact Information: Contact Dave Bary or Joe Hubbard at (214) 665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(DALLAS – October 12, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $470,000 to tribal Indians in Oklahoma and New Mexico. The project will enable the tribes to develop and manage environmental programs in their perspective regions.

Four different tribes received funding. The Pueblo of Picuris and Nambe tribes from New Mexico were awarded $120,000. In Oklahoma, the Otoe-Missouria tribe received $120,000 and the Apache tribe $110,000. Pueblo of Picuris and Apache are affiliated with Oklahoma. The projects will also include grant writing, quality assurance documentation, environmental training and community outreach and cleanups.

EPA works with tribal governments to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs. The EPA also promotes the exchange of ideas to work effectively with tribal governments.

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/oct2010.html


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