EPA Tribal & Insular Areas

Funding Opportunities

2022 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal and Insular Area Grants Request for Applications – NOW OPEN

On August 4th, EPA announced its FY22 DERA Tribal and Insular Areas RFA . EPA anticipates awarding approximately $8 million in grant funding for tribal and certain insular area governments to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. A total of $7 million will be made available to tribal governments, or intertribal consortia, and Alaska Native villages; and $1 million will be made available to insular area governments including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Funds may be used to upgrade and replace older, dirtier diesel-powered vehicles and equipment with newer, cleaner vehicles and technologies.

No mandatory cost sharing funds are required under this competition. Although cost sharing is not required, applicants may propose to provide voluntary cost to improve the environmental outputs and outcomes of the project.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 8:59 p.m. PT to be considered for funding.

Informational webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

For the latest information, please visit EPA's DERA Tribal and Insular Areas Grants webpage.


EPA's Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP)

The goal of EPA's GAP is to assist tribes and intertribal consortia in developing the capacity to manage their own environmental protection programs and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with individual tribal needs and applicable federal laws and regulations.