Community Environmental Demonstration Grants
 

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is working with Zender Environmental to provide one year Community Environmental Demonstration Project Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to local environmental projects that improve health and the environment throughout rural Alaska communities. Funding is made possible through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Alaska Tribal Multi-media Program/Fred Hansen Fund.


2014 Community Environmental Demonstration Grant Recipients

ANTHC Recipients:

   

Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor - Waste to Warmth

The Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor received a CEDP grant to locally mill recycled paper, cardboard and wood into pellets that could be used to heat local buildings and homes. The project will contain community education relating to waste reduction, reuse and safe burn practices for better indoor air quality. 



 

 

 

 

Zender Recipients: (Click here to visit Zender's website) 

   

Native Village of Chuathbaluk - Youth Environmental Involvement

The Native Village of Chuathbaluk received a CEDP grant to introduce local youth to environmental challenges and to engage them in efforst to solve those challenges.     

   

Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation - Reinventing the Hopper

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation received a CEDP grant to develop an improved method for collecting and transporting "honey bucket" waste that would minimize health risks associated with spills and be more cost effective than previous methods.

   

Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments - LED Lighting Project

The Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments received a CEDP grant to install LED lights in local homes and businesses and monitor the effeciency. They will recycle old fixtures and provide local outreach on energy efficency strategies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2013 Community Environmental Demonstration Grant Recipients


ANTHC Recipients:

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Native Village of Ambler - Cross Generational Water Quality Project

The Native Village of Ambler received a CEDP grant to develop and introduce water quality curriculum in the schools in Ambler, Kobuk and Shungnak for grades 7-9. The three communities are in the process of starting the Kobuk River Intertribal Watershed Council and will also use the funding for water quality training and to begin collecting baseline data with the IGAP staff, youth and school teachers. teachers                                                                                      

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Pedro Bay Village Council - Anti-freeze Recycling Project

The Pedro Bay Traditional Council received a CEDP grant to purchase an anti-freeze recycler and provide local education about proper disposal of the chemical. The recycler will allow the village to process used anti-freeze locally, create new usable anti-freeze and minimize local health risks associated with improper disposal. disposal.                         

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Zender Recipients: (Click here to visit Zender's website)

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Akiachak Native Community - Sewage Haul Tank Project

The Akiachak Native Community received a CEDP grant to purchase a spill-proof sewage transfer tank that will safely transport human waste from communal  "honeybucket hoppers" to the disposal site without spilling human waste on roadways which are used by all members of the community. This project will demonstrate what needs to be done in order to manage human waste in the most efficient and effective way to promote public and environmental health in communities not 100% served by piped water systems, and still need to rely on a "honeybucket system."

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Ekuk Village Council - Green Building Salvage Project

Ekuk Village Council received a CEDP grant to demolish and salvage an old cleaned up and "shelled" school building in an environmentally friendly way. The salvaged lumber will be re-used by the community in various ways (steam-baths, repariring smokehouses, making flowerboxes, etc.) This project will demonstrate what can be done with many of the abandonede buildings that are in communities across Alaska.

                                                                                                    

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2012 Community Environmental Demonstration Grant Recipients


ANTHC Recipients:

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Native Village of Elim - Tubuktulik River Watershed Assessment Project

The Native Village of Elim received a CEDP grant to develop a quality assurance project plan for water quality and quanity monitoring in the Tubuktulik River Watershed. They will also collect and compile new and existing data, collect TEK about the watershed, provide community education, and will ultimitely result in the development of a written watershed assessment.

Project Summary Brochure

Project Presentation     

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Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government (Fort Yukon) - Climate and Environmental Changes Impacting the Yukon Flats 

The Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich'in Tribal Government received a CEDP grant to identify and capture climate and other environmental changes in their community through the collection of photography and traditional knowlege. They will also create a radio show where local residents and statewide climate experts will be interviewed about various changes being observed. Adaptation strategies will also be discussed.

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Kongiganak Traditional Council - Reducing Contamination to soil and water from Home Heating Fuel Tanks

The Kongiganak Traditional Council received a CEDP grant to install containment racks under fuel tanks at a number of homes in the community to prevent fuel contamination. In addition, they will provide education to residents and local/regional organizations about the dangers associated with fuel spills and exposure.

Project Summary Brochure

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Village of Lower Kalskag - Identifying and Adapting to Climate Induced Food Security Issues

The Village of Lower Kalskag received a CEDP grant to identify local food security issues relating to climate change. With the grant, they will collect local traditional knowledge through surveys and interviews, provide local adaptation and food storage strategies using local resources, and provide community education related to local food security. 

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Zender Recipients: (Click here to visit Zender's website)

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Native Village of Mekoryuk - Mekoryuk Subsistence Lands Clean-up

The Native Village of Mekoryuk received a CEDP grant to carry out a clean-up of the community's subsistence lands. The Clean-up project will improve environmental and community health, subsistence travel safety, and increase environmental awareness.

Project Summary Brochure

Project Presentation

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Native Village of Gakona -Demonstrating the Practicability of Recycling Plastics with a Plastic-to-Oil Machine

The Native Village of Gakona received a CEDP grant to purchase a machine that converts used plastic into usable oil. The project will help the community move forward in increasing participation in the recyling program and reducing the amount of non-biodegradable waste entering the landfill.

Project Summary Brochure

Project Presentation

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Kokhanok Village Council - Asiffyuq: The Beautification of Kokhanok

The Kokhanok Village Council received a CEDP grant to backhaul stockpiled batteries out of the community. The process will be documented in the form of an educational movie that other communities can use to carry out a similar project.

Project Summary Brochure

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Huslia Tribal Council - Creation of a Solid Waste Bin Service

The Huslia Tribal Council received a CEDP grant to start a community trash collection program. The program will include a community education/outreach component and result in a reduction in regular burn barrel use by community residents.

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Project Presentation

Project Video

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Aleknagik Traditional Council - Creation of a Community-wide Solid Waste Collection Service 

The Aleknagik Traditional Council received a CEDP grant to start a household trash collection program. The program will address issues of difficult landfill access by community residents and lake crossing safety.

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2011 Community Environmental Demonstration Grant Recipients  

ANTHC Recipients:

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Angoon Community Association - Air Quality Project

The Angoon Community Association recieved a CEDP grant to collect indoor air quality data from homes within the community and to conduct visual mold assessments. The data collected will be presented to various local and regional agencies to aide in planning for future housing needs.

Project Summary Brochure

Example: Home Mold Survey

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Native Village of Newtok -Honeybucket Sanitation Improvements

The Native Village of Newtok received a CEDP grant to assist them in moving forward with a honeybucket home collection program in the community using an innovative pump system that they've created.  The collection program will help to minimize sewage spills in the community and reduce residents exposure to human waste.

Project Summary Brochure (Print double sided and fold in half)

Project Power Point Presentation

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Native Village of Napaimute - Alternative Energy Project

The Native Village of Napaimute utilized CEDP funds to purchse solar panels and a wind turbine to complement their existing generator and battery bank in order to supply year-round power to their Tribal building.

Project Summary Brochure (Print double sided and fold in half)

Project Power Point Presentation

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Holy Cross Tribe - Landfill Improvements

The Holy Cross Tribe received a CEDP grant to purchase a Tok burn unit for their landfill, make landfill improvements and to educate their community about the importance of properly managing their trash.

Project Summary Brochure(Print double sided and fold in half)

Project Power Point Presentation

Burn Unit Operation Guide

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Native Village of Gakona- Composting and Water Conservation 

The Native Village of Gakona recieved a CEDP grant to improve their community garden by implementing composting and creating a water catchment system. Another aspect of the grant includes community education about indoor air quality and the importance of a healthy diet. 

Project Summary Brochure (Print double sided and fold in half)

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2010 Community Environmental Demonstration Grant Recipients  

 

   ANTHC Recipients:

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Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska -             Energy Efficiency Project in Angoon

CCTHITA received an Community Environmental Demonstration Project Grant to perform energy efficiency retrofits on a home in Angoon and monitor energy usage before and after. They created a video outlining the process and results can be viewed at www.sustainangoon.org

Project Summary Brochure

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Native Village Paimiut -Flood Risks to Human Health in Hooper Bay

The Native Village of Paimuit received a Community Environmental Demonstration Project Grant to assess and document strom driven flood risks in the community. This research will assist the village in municipal planning efforts and help them to determine risks to human health from future flooding events.

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Kenaitze Indian Tribe - Elders Tradtional Ecological Knowledge Potlatch in Kenai

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe received a Community Environmental Demonstration Project grant to host a traditional potlatch where elders will come together with tribal leaders, youth and environmental managers to pass along their traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).  A short documentry will be produced that focuses on environmental change from a tribal perspective.

Program Summary Brochure

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Algaaciq Tribal Government  - Wood-stove Change-out project in St. Mary's

The Native Village of St. Mary's Algaaciq Tribal Government received a Community Environmental Demonstration Project grant to replace old non-compliant wood-stoves with EPA approved stoves in 12 homes to improve indoor air quality and increase energy efficiency. 

Project Summary Brochure

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Pre-Install Release Form

Post-Install Homeowner Questionnair

Woodstove Distributors in Alaska

Woodstove Installer Job Description/Announcement

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Traditional Council of Togiak - Used-oil Recycling in Togiak

The Traditional Council of Togiak received a Community Environmental Demonstration Project grant to purchase a used oil furnace to heat their tribal office and health clinic by recycling used oil. 

Project Summary Brochure

 

   RurAL CAP Recipients:

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Chilkoot Indian Village - Recycling Education in Haines

Chilkoot Indian Village is partnering with the Haines Friends of Recycling to create a model for recycling education outreach. Outreach strategies will include public service announcements, working with youth in the community and hosting workshops for community members

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Pedro Bay - Balefill Project compact trash

Pedro Bay is creating a balefill project to reduce the amount of scattered litter, reduce the amount of human activity near the dump site, and to eliminate the need to burn. Purchases for this project include a baler, a trailer for hauling trash to the landfill and a large tarp to cover the bales.

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Native Village of Eyak - Recycling Program enhancements in Cordova

The Native Village of Eyak is performing a one-time enhancement of their recycling program. Households in Cordova will receive separations containers for different kinds of solid waste. The recycling collection containers for the community will also be retrofit and provide easier access for residents to drop off recyclables.

 
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Native Village of Elim - Creation of Solid Waste Collection Service

The Native Village of Elim is creating a fee-based collection system for solid waste. Purchases will include a vehicle and trailers to collect the sold waste at a nominal fee. This will reduce the amount of human contact in and around the dump, while enacting a level of sustainability to continue collection in the future.

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Nunakauyak Traditional Council - Creation of solid waste collection service in Tooksook Bay

The Nunakauyak Traditional council is creating a fee-based collection system for solid waste. Purchases will include a vehicle, a trailer to collect the solid waste and potentially dump site sinage. This will reduce the amount of human contact in and around the dump, while enacting a level of sustainability to continue collection in the future.

 

2009 Community Environmental Demonstration Grant Recipients   

 

   ANTHC Recipients:

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Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium - Community Greenhouse with Solar Energy

Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium recieved a Community Environmental Demonstration Grant to create a community greenhouse which will use solar power as an energy sorurce. Known air purifying plants will be grown and distributed to people in the community to help improve indoor air quality.  Pesticide free produce will be grown locally in the garden, reducing emissions caused by alternative transporting produce into the community.

Project Summary Brochure

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Native Village of Kalskag - Landfill Fencing & Trash Collection Service

The Native Village of Kalskag received a Community Environmental Demonstration Grant to install a fence around their landfill to help contain trash and to start a trash collection service to ensure proper disposal of wastes.

Project Video: Exposure Reduction

Project Summary Brochure

 
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Native Village of Port Graham - Drainage Ditch Dump Clean-Up

Port Graham Traditional Council received a Community Environmental Demonstration Grant to clean-up their drainage ditch landfill which has been a concern in the community for many years. The clean-up will help to enhance human health and the environment.

Project Powerpoint: Cleaning the Stream 2009

Project Summary Brochure 

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St. George Island Traditional Council  - Small Scale Wind Energy

The St. George Island Traditional Council received a Community Environmental Demonstration Grant to purchase and install a small wind turbine, which will help supply electricity to their Tribal building. This alternative energy source will help reduce emissions and save resources.

Project Summary Brochure

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Native Village of Tununak - Landfill Fencing

The Native Village of Tununak received a Community Environmental Demonstration Grant to provide community environmental education and to finish putting up a fence around their landfill to help contain waste.

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   RurAL CAP Recipients:  CEDP Grant Project Brochure

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