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Tribal Programs in the Pacific Southwest

EPA Region 9 Tribal Environmental GAP Funding

EPA Region 9 invites Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) grant proposals from federally recognized tribal governments and eligible intertribal consortia for FY2022 work plan program development activities. The goal of the GAP is to assist tribes in developing the capacity to plan and establish environmental protection programs and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with their individual needs.

GAP is guided by the Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Inter-Tribal Consortia.

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Funding Opportunity Numbers

GAP stand-alone: Use the Funding Opportunity Number “EPA-CEP-02” for Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 66.926
PPGs: Use the Funding Opportunity Number “EPA-CEP-01” for Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 66.605

Important Dates *

Applications that are submitted late, incomplete, or with work plans that are identical to FY21 or previous work plans may receive a reduction in their award or may not be funded. Applicants whose applications were late in the FY21 grant application cycle, and are again late in the FY2022 grant application cycle, may not be funded.

November 2020 Funding Announcement Published.
January 14, 2021 Workplans and Budgets
GAP workplans and budgets from individual tribes are due to POs, whether they are part of a stand-alone GAP grant or part of a PPG. Sending an email to PO is recommended.
January 14, 2021 Applications
Applications for stand-alone GAP grants (non-PPG) from individual tribes are due to
January 28, 2021 Workplans and Budgets
GAP workplans and budgets from tribal consortia are due to POs. Sending an email to PO is recommended.
January 28, 2021 Applications
Complete applications for stand-alone GAP grants from intertribal consortia (non-PPG) are due to
Date Specified in “Please Apply” Letter Applications for PPGs with GAP are due to


Grantees are strongly encouraged to discuss FY22 workplans and budgets with EPA Project Officers and share drafts prior to deadlines. Early submittals are welcome. Funding cannot be guaranteed for submittals received after deadlines shown above. Late submissions may not be accepted or considered and/or may be given a reduced award amount. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications early.

* Funding is jeopardized if materials are received after assigned due dates.

Important Information

Please refer to the Important Information and Attachments sections in the FY22 Notification PDF for information on workplan/budget planning, requests for additional information, ETEPs, GAP Online 3.0, special opportunities, and application guidance for

Quarterly Report Example Templates

Below are example quarterly reports GAP grantees may use and/or adapt to complete the quarterly reports of their grant performance. Grantees are not required to use these formats. Other formats may also be acceptable. If you have questions please feel welcome to contact your GAP Project Officer.

GAP Workbook Template and Example

  • EPA Region 9 Gap Workbook Template (XLSX)(201 K, November 2020)
    The GAP workbook template was co-developed by Tribal environmental and US EPA personel to streamline the co-management of GAP and PPG cooperative agreements in Region 9. Reach out to your GAP project officer with any questions. Please note that all available templates and tools in this workbook are completely optional.
  • EPA Region 9 Gap Workbook Example (XLSX)(159 K, January 2021)
    The GAP Workbook Example is a version of the GAP Workbook Template with fields pre-completed to demonstrate how grantees might use the Workbook Template and how cells in the various worksheets can link to cells in other worksheets. The examples are illustrative, and grantees should develop their own workplans and budgets.


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  • EPA Region 9 FY2022 GAP Funding Announcement (PDF)(50 pp, 5 MB, November 3, 2020)
    EPA Pacific Southwest (Region 9) Funding Announcement covering the GAP Grant Cycle for 2021-2022 (FY22). GAP Workplans and Budgets DUE: January 14, 2021 for individual tribes and January 28, 2021 for intertribal consortia. See document for additional information on tribes applying through a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG).
  • EPA Region 9 Tribal Section Project Officer List (PDF)(1 pg, 597 K, December 9, 2020)
    This list provides contact information for EPA Pacific Southwest (Region 9) Tribal Section Project Officers for Arizona, California, Nevada, and Consortia Tribes. (Updated 12/09/2020)
  • GAP-Eligible Wildfire Activities and Contact Information (PDF)(2 pp, 193 K, June 3, 2020)
    Provides information on what activities are both eligible for EPA’s General Assistance Program (GAP) funding and may help tribes prepare in advance for wildfire events. Contact information for wildfire response resources are also provided.