Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)
In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act. This act authorized EPA to provide General Assistance Program (GAP) grants to federally recognized tribes and tribal consortia for planning, developing and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, and for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.
The goal of GAP (CFDA 66.926) is to assist tribes and intertribal consortia in developing the capacity to manage their own environmental protection programs, and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with individual tribal needs and applicable federal laws and regulations.
GAP Online and User Guides
- Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia
- Frequently Asked Questions about GAP
- Responses to Tribal Comments
- GAP Guidance Training Webinar
- Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP): Allowable Solid Waste and Recovered Resource Program Implementation, Collection, Transportation, Backhaul and Disposal Costs under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (August 9, 2016)