Mitigation of Environmental Impacts to Indian Lands Due to Department of Defense Activities


To provide financial assistance to American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages to mitigate environmental impacts to their lands due to Department of Defense activities by assisting the tribes and villages in the planning, development and implementation of programs for such mitigation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/20/2009 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
In fiscal year 2002, ANA awarded 0 new grants for projects which cover a wide range of mitigation efforts to assist Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in the planning, development and implementation of environmental mitigation programs. It is estimated that 6 grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2003 and none in 2004.
Department of Defense Appropriations Act, Section 8094A, Public Law 103-139.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The following organizations are eligible to apply: Federally-recognized Indian tribes; incorporated non- Federally-recognized and State-recognized Indian tribes; Alaska Native villages, tribes or tribal governing bodies (IRA or traditional councils) as recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Federal Register Notice dated October 21, 1993; nonprofit Alaska Native Regional Associations and/or Corporations with village-specific projects; nonprofit Native organizations in Alaska with village-specific projects; other tribal or village organizations or consortia of Indian tribes.
Beneficiary Eligibility
American Indians and Alaska Natives will benefit.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Application Procedure: Information regarding the availability of grants funds will be published from time to time in the Federal Register as Programs Announcements, which will provide details on programs objectives for which applications are being solicited and other applications requirements. The Administration for Native Americans will provide each applicant with the appropriate forms for the application for Federal Assistance and instructions for applying for grants from Administration for Native Americans programs. Applications should be submitted to Administration for Children and Families, Division of Discretionary Grants, Mail Stop 6C-462, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447.
Award Procedure
All funds are awarded directly to the grantees.
Each program announcement specifies the due dates for submission of application.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applicants will receive notice of approval/disapproval approximately 120 days after receipt of application.
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR, Part 16.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Specific criteria for selecting proposals for funding are stated in each program announcement. In general, proposals are judged on the basis of relevance to program objectives as stated in the program announcement, projects viability, community support, reasonable cost estimates, and qualifications of applicant organization and personnel.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to support one or more of the following phases of mitigation work: Phase I: Research and planning to identify environmental impacts to tribal and village lands due to Department of Defense activities; Phase II: Examination of alternative approaches for mitigation of impacts identified in Phase 1; Phase III: Development of a comprehensive plan for conducting all aspects of mitigation actions; and Phase IV: Implementation of the mitigation plan.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semi-Annual Financial Status Reports, Reports of Federal Cash Transactions, Project Progress Reports, and an Annual Evaluation Reports are required.
Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.
Financial records, supporting documents and all other related records pertinent to ANA grants must be maintained for a period of 3 years, or if audit findings have not been resolved, records shall be retained until resolution of the audit findings.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula for distribution of funds. A matching share of 5 percent is required unless waived in accordance with criteria which are also published in 45 CFR, Part 1336.50.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grantees may apply for competitive continuation support within a project period of 1 to 3 years.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services, Room HHH, 348-F 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Contact: Georgelina Sparks. Telephone: (202) 690-6420. FTS is not available.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $0; FY 03 est $1,196,219; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
One grant for $200,000 was awarded in FY 2001.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations are published in 45 CFR 1336.
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