EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) is announcing a five year assistance agreement to eligible applicants to provide technical support to OPPT’s National Tribal Toxics Council (NTTC) in order to: 1) Represent tribal interests in the development and implementation of chemical risk assessment, risk management and pollution prevention programs; and 2) Facilitate tribal collaboration with EPA. Applications are due on July 6, 2020.
Eligible applicants include: any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any agency or instrumentally of a state, including state colleges and universities, federally recognized tribes, Native American Organizations (includes Indian groups, cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, and associations), public and private colleges and universities, public or private nonprofit section 501(c)(3) organizations.
For this competitive announcement, EPA is interested in receiving applications from applicants who will:
- Assist federally-recognized tribes, Alaska Native Villages and intertribal organizations in selecting and maintaining, a geographically diverse membership with a diversity of relevant and technical expertise in the NTTC;
- Assist the NTTC in maintaining a viable charter that covers activities eligible for EPA funding; and
- Provide professional and technical support to the NTTC to conduct its meetings and other activities.
The recipient will work with EPA and the NTTC to fulfill the objectives of the NTTC charter including:
- Raise and assess tribal chemical risk management and pollution prevention program development and implementation issues with OPPT;
- Assess national chemical risk management policy and pollution prevention initiatives that affect tribes and Alaska Native Villages;
- Offer a network for tribal chemical risk management officials to share information and represent tribal interests on chemical risk assessment, risk management policy and pollution prevention initiatives that impact tribes; and
- Promote and enhance tribal chemical risk management and pollution prevention program development.