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Capacity & Training

Building capacity to enhance local environmental management

Tribal Capacity & Training (907) 729-3492 (907) 729-4043
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.

2019 Training Schedule

Sept. 10-12 – 7-Generations Environmental Planning During this interactive workshop, participants will learn a community-based approach for developing local environmental plans. The training focuses on team building, community involvement, identifying environmental concerns that can impact health, and learning about ways to address local issues. Training Information and Agenda Training Location: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – 4000 Ambassador Drive | Anchorage, AK Participant Registration Travel Information: Participants are responsible for making all travel arrangements Lodging Information: Coming Soon Monthly LEO Network Webinar A gathering of LEO Network members reviewing and discussing recent observations as well as presentations by experts on hot topics. To request more information please email 2019 Webinar Dates: May 21 June 18 July 23 August 20 September 17 October 22 November 19 December 24 Monthly GAP Networking Call Monthly statewide tribal environmental program networking call. The calls provide space to communicate program successes, share experiences and ask for technical assistance. Audience: Tribal environmental program staff, Tribal administrators and other Tribal staff involved with the IGAP Grant. More information: to request more information please email 2019 Call Dates (all calls are from 2-4 p.m.): May 22 June 26 July 24 August 28 September 25 October 23 November 27 December 18
Dec. 6, 2016 FY18 GAP Grant Writing Basics Tools and tips to help your grant proposal FY18. Presentation | View Recording July 12, 2016 GAP Finance Tracking & Reporting: How to track and report you GAP grant funds. Presentation | View Recording: May 10, 2016 IGAP Roles: Tribal Council/Tribal Administrator/Environmental Program Staff: Suggested roles to improve GAP grant management in your community. Presentation | View Recording: Feb. 16, 2016 GAP Guidance: Overview of the 2013 GAP Guidance on the award and management of general assistance agreements for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia. Presentation | View Recording: December 15, 2015 GAP Grant Writing Basics: Tools and tips to help you develop your grant proposal. Presentation | View Recording: May 28, 2015 Resource Roundtable: Resource and technical assistance provider share. Presentation | View Recording: Sept. 18, 2014 Facilitating Effective Meetings:  Stay on track and in control. Presentation | View Recording: Aug. 21, 2014 Tribal Environmental Planning:  Using the 7G planning process. PresentationView Recording: July 10, 2014 Effective GAP Management Tips for organizing, tracking and time management. PresentationView Recording: June 12, 2014 Microsoft Basics: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Essential management tools for your program. PresentationView Recording: May 8, 2014 Resource Roundtable: Resource and technical assistance providers share. PresentationView Recording: April 10, 2014 IGAP Grant Process: From Funding Announcement to Award. PresentationView Recording: Mar. 13, 2014 GAP Online: From work-plan to reporting. PresentationView Recording:

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. Indian General Assistance Program (IGAP) Resources: Program Guides Understanding the Federal Fiscal Year Poster Region 10 Grants Management Guidance (March 2015) GAP Guidance (May 2013) Tips for new GAP Grant Recipients (November 2012) Work-plans Writing your Work-plan Narrative & Work-plan Template (Required) Understanding Components & Commitments Understanding Outcomes & Outputs Work-plan Years & Cost Estimate Template Instructions Work-plan Years & Cost Estimate Template Budgets Excel Budget Workbook Budget Template (Reader) Excel Expenditure Log Reporting Writing your Quarterly Report Quarterly Report Template (Optional) GAP Online Guide Close-out Guide & Checklist System for Award Management (SAM) Trip Report Example Other Briefing your Tribal Council Organizing your Grant Files General Roles & Responsibilities Writing your GAP Success Story GAP Success Story Template

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. Community Environmental Planning Tools 7 Generations Community Environmental Planning Process Overview 7 Generations Community Environmental Planning Process Brochure 7 Generations Manual The 7 Generations Manual was designed for environmental staff, community leaders and community planners in rural Alaska. Introduction/Acknowledgements/Table of Contents Environmental Assessment and Planning Process Technical Environmental Planning Survey General Community Information Drinking Water Wastewater Solid Waste Fuel Storage Air Energy Climate Change Emergency Preparedness Village Environmental Planning Survey Planning Templates Keeping your Process Organized Community Environmental Plan Checklist Community Profile Template Sample Environmental Planning Team Application Sample Environmental Planning Team Announcement Sample Environmental Planning Team Meeting Agenda Community Visioning Template Technical Environmental Assessment Village Environmental Planning Assessment & Results Action Planning Template Sample Tribal Environmental Plan Outline Tracking your Progress Evaluate and Update your Plan EPA – Tribal Environmental Plan (E-TEP) Tips for Developing your E-TEP General E-TEP Template

Community Environmental Demonstration Projects

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. Click here for more information on demonstration projects.

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.


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 Statewide Solid Waste Training Opportunities:


Deadline for submission: February 15, 2019


Deadline for submission: February 15, 2019 REGISTER TODAY Attendee Rate: $100 Exhibitor Rate: $250 Alaska Solid Waste Summit Registration Travel information and discounts [PDF]

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