The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $112,000 to the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma to use to administer the tribe's environmental program and to help develop multimedia programs to address environmental issues.
The funds may also be used for attending environmental training and conducting community outreach.
Congress in 1992 passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act that authorizes EPA to provide grants to federally-recognized tribes and tribal groups for planning, developing, and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country. Funding may also be used for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.
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