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Region 6 Tribal Program

EPA Region 6 is committed to helping tribes strengthen their abilities to manage environmental programs in Indian country, and to ensure that tribes have a voice in decisions that affect their land, air and water. The Region serves 66 federally recognized tribes in Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) 

The Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) provides an opportunity for discussion between tribes and EPA. For more information, please contact Mark Allen, our Tribal Ombudsman, at (214) 665-2719.

Indian General Assistance Program (GAP)

GAP is guided by the Guidance on the Award and Management of General Assistance Agreements for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia. See the regional GAP information below for further details on the administration of GAP in Region 6.

Grant Applications Submissions, please see below summary of due dates :
  • General Assistance Program - February 5, 2021
  • Clean Air Act -  February 12, 2021 (proposals only)
  • Clean Water Act Base 319 - February 26, 2021
  • Clean Water Act 106 - March 5, 2021
  • Performance Partnership Grant - March 5, 2021

Tribal Consultation and Coordination in Region 6

Under the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes, EPA consults on a government‐to‐government basis with federally recognized tribes. For more specific guidelines on consultation with tribes in Region 6, see the regional procedures below.