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EPA Awards Over $100,000 to Chickasaw Nation

Release Date: 12/18/2007
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – December 18, 2007) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $ 110,000 to the Chickasaw Nation General Assistance Program to manage specific environmental programs and establish a core program for environmental protection. The tribe will use the funds to coordinate an environmental program, reduce solid waste, develop a resource management plan, train and educate staff, promote environmental awareness among tribal members, develop an environmental training course, and develop a tribal recycling policy.

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/audio.htm#audio121807_chickasaw

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