Building capacity to enhance local environmental management
Tribal Capacity & Training
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Communities in rural Alaska are faced with many unique and complex environmental issues. ANTHC’s Tribal Capacity and Training program provides technical assistance and training to Tribal governments to build capacity and enhance local environmental program management.
Indian General Assistance Program The Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) was created to assist federally recognized Tribes and intertribal associations to plan, develop and establish the capacity to implement programs administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to assist in the development and implementation of solid and hazardous waste programs for Indian lands. IGAP helps Tribes to meaningfully participate in policymaking, standard setting, and direct implementation activities potentially affecting Tribal environmental protection interests. ANTHC’s Tribal Capacity & Training received an IGAP grant from the EPA to provide technical assistance and training opportunities to Tribal environmental programs.
7 Generations Communities in rural Alaska are faced with many unique and complex environmental issues. Building community strength to identify and solve problems is a powerful process that can lead to a healthier and more sustainable community. The 7 Generations training is an interactive workshop that introduces participants to a community-based approach for developing local environmental plans. The training also introduces the basics of common environmental issues that can affect health such as drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, fuel storage, air, energy and climate, etc.
ANTHC works with Zender Environmental to provide one year Community Environmental Demonstration Project grants. The grants range from $5,000-$20,000 and are awarded to local environmental projects that improve health and the environment of communities throughout rural Alaska.
Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce The Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT) is a multi-agency taskforce that formed in November 2014 to help tribes build sustainable solid waste programs. Each member organization has their own mission and works on their own solid waste projects. However, the cross organizational structure of the team and the common purpose of helping Alaskan communities develop sustainable solid waste programs has created synergy amongst members. SWAT meets regularly to coordinate projects, share data and information, discuss progress on their individual projects and arrange events to gather input from stakeholder and other resource providers.
Resources: Solid Waste Guide About SWAT SWAT Agencies: – Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation – Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – Kawerak, Inc. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Zender Environmental Health and Research Group SWAT’s Mission: Helping communities achieve healthy, sustainable solid waste management programs by: navigating regulations; serving as a technical liaison; connecting communities to resources and tools; working with communities to find locally preferred and doable solutions; and identifying and encouraging cross-organizational collaboration.
Available Technical Assistance
General Grant Writing
Microsoft Office Support for Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Work Plan Development
Understanding Allowable Costs
Understanding Grant Awards
Financial Management / Tracking
Reporting: Quarterly & Close-Out
Drawdowns / Payments
Environmental Office Set Up / Filing / Organization
Roles and Responsibilities
Community Environmental Planning
Sharing Your Story
2023 Trainings and Webinars
2023 Workshops & Trainings & Webinars
IGAP Statewide Workshop Dates: Dec. 5-7, 2023 Location: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel Click here to register