The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $5.8M in funding to 18 tribes in Nevada to invest in environmental programs and water infrastructure.
EPA made the announcement at the Pacific Southwest Region’s 26th Annual Tribal/EPA Conference held in San Francisco this week, hosted by the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians.
“This vital funding helps tribes provide safe drinking water to their communities and maintain important environmental programs,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Mike Stoker.“These grants have significant impacts on the environment and quality of life on tribal lands.”
EPA awarded $5.8M to tribes in Nevada for water quality monitoring, watershed protection and restoration, water and energy efficiency, and wastewater recycling and treatment. Tribes in Nevada will also use EPA funding to clean up open dumps, develop programs to monitor, protect and improve air quality, and build public awareness of these efforts.
Examples of work being funded:
EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region is home to 148 tribal nations and contains half of all tribal lands nationwide.
For more information, visit https://www.epa.gov/tribal/region-9-tribal-program
SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)