CONTAMINATED ALASKA NATIVE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT ACT LANDS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 included the transfer of 44 million acres to Alaska Native regional and village corporations.

Some of these lands became contaminated prior to conveyance (transfer) from a variety of past activities such as fuel storage, power generation,

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waste handling practices, mining, and other activities.

These contaminants can pose health concerns to Alaska Native communities, impact subsistence resources, and impair economic activity.

In the fiscal year 2023 omnibus bill, Congress appropriated $20 million for EPA to establish and implement a grant program to assist Alaska tribal entities with addressing contamination on ANCSA lands that were contaminated prior to the time of conveyance.

Grants may be used for site assessment and remediation, as well as related community outreach and involvement.

Eligible entities include Alaska Native regional and village corporations, federally recognized Tribes in Alaska, Alaska Native nonprofit associations, and inter-tribal consortia comprised of Alaskan tribal entities.

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis.

As long as funds remain available, EPA expects to extend the closing date for this funding opportunity.

Before submitting a proposal, please contact Contaminated ANCSA Assistance Program project managers to indicate interest.

Details on how to apply are provided in the Contaminated ANCSA Lands Assistance Program Guidance.
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Office: Environmental Protection Agency

Estimated Funding: $20,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
EERE Exchange

Additional Information of Eligibility:
See Section II of the Assistance Agreement Program Guidance for eligibility information.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.epa.gov/r10-tribal/contamination-ancsa-conveyed-lands#grants

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Pollution Prevention and Communities Branch, Land Chemicals and Redevelopment Division

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2023-12-28

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2025-01-30


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