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Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP)

IGAP Success Stories

2008 IGAP Success Stories (PDF) (20pp. 6.5MB)
A collection of stories that illustrate the diversity of environmental accomplishments Region 10 Tribes have achieved with funding from the Indian General Assistance Program.

On this Page: General Information about FY 2011 IGAP Grants

Awards for base funding will not be less than $75,000 for new grantees and may be up to $115,000 per year. Tribes with large reservations may receive up to $165,000 base funding based on national funding criteria. For Umatilla, Spokane, and Quinault, base funding is up to $145,000; for Coeur d'Alene, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, and Warm Springs, base is up to $155,000; and for Colville and Yakama, base is up to $165,000.

Multi-year proposals for up to four years may be accepted from GAP recipients with a strong record of achieving outputs and outcomes and grants management experience. Multi-year proposals are encouraged, but please discuss this option with a Project Officer before submitting a proposal.

GAP funds cannot be used to implement environmental programs, with the exception of solid/hazardous waste programs. For more information, please refer to the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Guidelines for the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Indian Tribes, March 2000 (PDF) (45pp, 339K) and the 2006 Grant Administration Guidance, February 2006 (PDF) (33pp, 465K). Please contact a Project Officer for clarification in developing a reasonable cost proposal for these activities.

For FY 2011, in order to receive base IGAP funding, all applicants must provide the following elements in the grant proposal:
In addition, all applicants must demonstrate sound financial, administrative, and programmatic management capability. For current or previous recipients, Project Officers must be able to document:

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Highlights of the FY 2011 funding process For applicants in Alaska, general questions regarding the FY2009 Indian Environmental IGAP Funding Announcement can be directed to the Tribal Trust and Assistance Unit (TTAU) staff at 1-800-781-0983. For applicants in Idaho, Oregon, or Washington, please contact the Region 10 Tribal Unit office in Seattle at 1-800-424-4372.

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Application Process Timeline

Application Step/ProcessExpected Date of Completion
Funding Announcement distributed by EPAOctober 7, 2009
Tribal GAP Draft Proposal MUST be postmarked or hand delivered by this dateDecember 30, 2009 - Draft proposals not postmarked or hand delivered by this date will not be accepted.
Acknowledgement of proposals received sent to Tribes By January 15, 2010
GAP negotiationsJanuary - May, 2010
Full applications with final revised work plans and required forms/certifications must be received by project officer No later than June 1, 2010
GAP awards made to Tribes and Tribal consortiaBy September 30, 2010

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FY 2011 Information and Attachments

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Budget Template and Examples

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