Active Grants in Environmental Regulatory Enhancement - FY2020

Grants with Fiscal Year 2020 Funding

Publication Date: October 14, 2019

Current Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (ERE) Grantees

 

Alaska Region 

Grantee: Chugach Regional Resources Commission (AK) -

Project Description: Chugach Regional Resources Commission will develop a tribally led Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) monitoring program in Southcentral Alaska that provides accurate, informative data for community subsistence harvesters in order to reduce the risk of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) illnesses. Currently, the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and other marine bio toxin illnesses are on the rise in Southcentral Alaska due, in part, to climate change. The project will specifically collect and analyze 46 phytoplankton samples and 26 shellfish samples so that the 7500 tribal citizens in Tatitlek Village IRA Council, Native Village of Eyak, Port Graham Village Council, Nanwalek IRA Council, Chenega Bay IRA Council, Qutekcak Native Tribe, and the Valdez Native Tribe can access the SEATOR database. Ultimately, this project will aim to build a regional HAB monitoring program that allows Tribes to test local shellfish samples, leading to effective subsistence shellfish management plans that provide accurate advisory notices to community members regarding high levels of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs).

  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2020 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $154,560

Grantee: Native Village of Ekwok
Project Description: Native Village of Ekwok Sustainable Hazardous Waste Collection Program.

  • Location: Ekwok, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $94,419

Grantee: Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Project Description: Yakutat Foreland Baseline Studies.

  • Location: Yakutat, AK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Alaska
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $274,927

Eastern Region

Oklahoma

Grantee: Cherokee Nation
Project Description: Sanitary Landfill Master Plan.

  • Location: Tahlequah, OK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $77,015

Grantee: Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Project Description: Prairie Environmental Restoration Project.

  • Location: Tonkawa, OK
  • ANA T/TA Region: Eastern
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $133,070

Wisconsin 

Grantee: Forest County Potawatomi Community (WI) -

Project Description: The Forest County Potawatomi will decrease environmental hazards of two brownfield sites that present a threat to tribal citizens of the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC) and wildlife on the reservation. A survey in 2017 determined that the sites could not adequately filter toxins that present a physical threat to tribal citizens, especially infants, as well as mussel communities.  Key activities include contracting for environmental surveys, producing clean-up plans of the two brownfield sites, and educating the community about these dangers and plans of action. By identifying and mitigating these threats to clean water, the Forest County Potawatomi will ensure the health and safety of community members and surrounding wildlife for generations to come.

  • Location: Crandon, WI
  • ANA T/TA Region: East
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2020 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2021 Award: $103,936

Grantee: Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
Project Description: This project’s goal aims to create a Tribal Wetland Management Program that will increase both Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) community awareness of wetlands and the Tribe’s ability to manage them effectively. Currently, LCO has no Wetland Management Program and therefore no ability to monitor or regulate this natural resource. There are no practices in place to protect tribal wetlands and preserve the high-quality sites that provide LCO community members with subsistence hunting and gathering of culturally important foods and medicines. Beneficiaries of this project will be the 2,300 LCO community members living on the Reservation who will benefit from an increase in wetlands education and the collection of baseline condition data for the 3,500 acres of tribal wetlands.

  • Location: Bass Lake, WI
  • ANA T/TA Region: East
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2021 Award: $122,365

Western Region


Arizona

Grantee: Yavapai-Apache Nation (AZ)-

Project Description: The Yavapai-Apache Nation will expand the capacity of their Environmental Protection Department (EPD) by providing trainings and technical skills that will assist with the enforcement of tribal environmental codes. Currently, the Nation faces multiple environmental threats like air pollution, water contamination, and improper solid waste disposal. The project will ensure that three members of the EDP will receive 20 trainings to build the capacity of the department to enforce the environmental code. Alongside this, the EDP and Tribal Council will use the results of a hydrological survey to fully regulate the Nation’s water resources. This project will ensure that the Yavapai-Apache Nation has the capability to protect the Nation’s environment and natural resources into the future.

  • Location: Camp Verde, AZ
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2020 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $111,375

California

Grantee: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
Project Description: Tolay Lake Environmental Co-Management Project.

  • Location: Rohnert Park, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2019 Award: $165,060

Grantee: Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indian (CA) -

Project Description: The Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians will build their capacity to protect their traditional lands and culture through the Tiüac’a’ai: Healthy Land Project. The project will establish a Tribal Environmental Division, create a land trust plan to protect 60 acres of the Tribe's ancestral territory, and develop an environmental advocacy strategic plan. Currently, no local Indigenous organizations are working to protect the Tribe's homelands, which include the northern half of Los Angeles County, approximately 2,000 square miles. The Tribe receives over 300 notices per year of impending land development with potential threats to environmental and cultural resources and is unable to respond to this high volume of notices without a dedicated environmental division. This project will allow the Tribe to engage in environmental advocacy and preserve their homelands for the next seven generations.

  • Location: San Fernando, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2020 - 9/29/2023
  • FY 2021 Award: $143,590

Grantee: Tolowa Dee-ni Nation
Project Description: Nelh-'il~-ne Xaa-ghi: Growing the Watchmen Program-An Approach to Indigenous Stewardship.

  • Location: Smith River, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $273,569

Grantee: Yurok Tribe
Project Description: The Yurok Tribe plans to increase its regulatory capacity to reintroduce and manage prey-go-neesh (California Condor). The project will result in the California Condor’s restoration to Yurok Ancestral Territory and its traditional role and relationship within the Yurok tribal community. This will be achieved through investment in critical infrastructure, training Tribal personnel, and empowerment of the surrounding community with knowledge and understanding of their role in, and capacity for, stewardship. There have not been California condors observed in Northern California or Yurok Ancestral Territory in over a century, and there are currently no condor reintroduction efforts being undertaken in this region.

  • Location: Trinity-Klamath, CA
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2021 Award: $300,000

Idaho

Grantee: Nez Perce Tribe
Project Description: Hunting Stewardship and Safety Program.

  • Location: Lapwai, ID
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
  • Project Period: 9/30/2019 - 9/29/2022
  • FY 2021 Award: $118,573

Oregon

Grantee: Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians

Project Description: The project goal is to enhance and expand the Tribe’s capacity to effectively manage the 14,742 acres of land included in the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act in accordance with the Tribe’s visions and values. Key activities will focus on inventories and assessments of lands, developing ordinances, and ensure resulting management strategies are in alignment with Tribal members' vision and values. In January 2018, the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act returned 14,742 non-contiguous acres of remote forest lands to the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. The act increased the overall size of the Tribe's land holdings by more than 25 times and the Tribe currently has limited capacity and capability to effectively and efficiently manage the extensive increase in land holdings and resources.

  • Location: Coos Bay, OR
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2021 Award: $299,279

Grantee: Coquille Indian Tribe
Project Description: The project goal is to develop and demonstrate an Indian Trust Asset Management Plan (ITAMP) that exercises the Tribe's sovereignty, embraces the Tribe's stewardship of natural resources, and enhances the Tribe's self-sufficiency. This will be achieved by intensive planning to provide the processes and protocols to allow the Coquille Indian Tribe to develop and deploy forest management practices on their trust lands that are based on the values and visions of the Tribe and their Tribal members.

  • Location: North Bend, OR
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2018 - 9/29/2021
  • FY 2021 Award: $299,901

Washington

Grantee: Lower Elwha Tribal Community (WA) -

Project Description: Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe will launch a multi-tribal initiative to monitor and conserve the Olympic Peninsula's diverse wildlife. Currently, tribes in the Olympic Peninsula have limited capacity to protect wildlife species and their habitats.  Using wildlife cameras, project staff will take 76,000 photos of various species, allowing staff to make informed population estimates. Among these species will be cougars, who are a culturally significant animal to all tribes involved. This will lead to a more comprehensive understanding of current animal populations and migrating patterns.  Ultimately, this project will allow the tribe and partnering tribal communities to provide long-term stewardship over culturally important species and resources.

  • Location: Port Angeles, WA
  • ANA T/TA Region: West
  • Program Area: Environmental Regulatory Enhancement (NR)
  • Project Period: 9/30/2020 - 9/29/2023
  • FY 2021 Award: $294,171

 

 

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