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Gallup, NM, CARE Grant Success Story

Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Grants are competitive and offer an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. Through CARE, a community creates a partnership that implements solutions to reduce releases of toxic pollutants and minimize people's exposure to them.

A CARE Grant, Level II award, was made to Gallup, New Mexico, in 2009, but the program actually began as part of a larger area grant made in 2005 to the Northwest New Mexico Councils of Government. The grant was awarded to focus on cleaning up the waste stream, reuse and recycling of materials, and reclaiming land for these purposes through outreach, education and organization. 

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