EPA Awards Over $847,000 to Oklahoma Tribes to Protect Air Quality
(DALLAS – Oct. 22, 2013) Four Oklahoma Tribes will have greater protection from toxic air pollution thanks to $847,097, assistance grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These funds will help provide assistance to monitor air quality on Tribal lands. The tribes receiving the grants include:
Cherokee Nation -- $437,785
Delaware Nation -- $68,794
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma -- $70,284
Quapaw Tribe -- $270,234
One key partnership with tribes involves work planning and support through cooperative agreements. EPA’s commitment to supporting our state and tribal partners, the primary implementers of environmental programs, remains a priority. Forging strong partnerships is an important aspect of EPA's programs. States and tribes play a crucial role in the implementation of environmental laws and regulations. Strengthening these relationships through improved coordination, joint work planning and specialized assistance promotes greater compliance.