Tribal Pollution Prevention

Current Funding Notices

EDA Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity
Under the Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity announcement, EDA will make construction, nonconstruction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. EDA is soliciting applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions. EDA’s investment priorities include environmentally sustainable development and economically distressed and underserved communities. For more information, visit Applications due: June 13, 2013

EPA Science for Sustainable and Healthy Tribes
EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems that affect tribes. The objectives of the awards to be made under this solicitation are to improve understanding of: 1) the health impacts of climate change on tribal populations; and 2) the health impacts of indoor air pollution exposures that derive from or are directly affecting traditional tribal life-ways and cultural practices. In both cases, projects should focus on impacts to vulnerable subpopulations of the tribal communities. Proposals should also consider sustainable, culturally appropriate and acceptable pollution prevention, and adaptation/mitigation strategies. For more information, visit the EPA website. Applications due: June 25, 2013

National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) is now soliciting proposals for the 2013 National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program funded through the Diesel Emissions Reduction (DERA) program. The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $9 million. EPA plans to award funding through this competition in the fall. This RFP has been updated from previous years, so applicants are encouraged to carefully review the RFP for eligible projects, technologies, and funding restrictions. Examples of tribal projects can be found here. The RFP can be found here. For more information regarding clean diesel technologies, past awarded projects, and helpful tips visit the National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) website. Proposals due: June 25, 2013

Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants
This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. The overall goal is to support changes to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful environmental exposures and improve the health of a community. For more information, visit website. Applications due: February 5, June 5, and October 5 through 2015

Tribal Climate Change Funding Guide
This funding guide is intended to provide up-to-date information on grants and programs that may assist tribes in addressing climate change through a broad range of sectors. You can search this guide with keywords in the descriptions bar, or use the drop down menu to search by category, agency or geography. You can refine your search by using multiple drop-down menus and/or search terms in the description category. The PNW Tribal Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 Tribal Program Office developed this guide collaboratively. The guide will be updated regularly, so please check back often. If you have questions or updates for this guide, email:

Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Program
Xcel Energy offers the Solar*Rewards program to customers in the states listed below. This program offers an up-front incentive of $2.25 per watt to both residential and non-residential customers for PV systems up to 40 kilowatts. The customer is required to enter into a 20-year agreement that grants the utility ownership of the renewable energy credits produced by the system.

  • Minnesota Solar Rewards
  • Colorado Solar Rewards
  • New Mexico Solar Rewards

Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184)
The Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program is a mortgage product specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native families, tribes, Alaska Villages or tribally designated housing entities. Congress established this program in 1992 to facilitate homeownership in Native American communities.