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- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation - The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.The goal of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), which established the ACHP in 1966, is to have federal agencies act as responsible stewards of our nation's resources when their actions affect historic properties. The ACHP is the only entity with the legal responsibility to encourage federal agencies to factor historic preservation into federal project requirements.
- California Native American Heritage Commission - The Mission of the Native American Heritage Commission is to provide protection to Native American burials from vandalism and inadvert destruction, provide a procedure for the notification of most likely descendants regarding the discovery of Native American human remains and associated grave goods, bring legal action to prevent severe and irreparable damage to sacred shrines, ceremonial sites, sanctified cemeteries and place of worship on public property, and maintain an inventory of sacred places.
- EcoJustice Network
- FHWA Native American Coordination - The FHWA Tribal Transportation Planning Program delivers products and services that provide information, training, and technical assistance to the transportation professionals responsible for planning for the capital, operating, and maintenance needs on Tribal lands. On this website, you will find planning news, regulations, policies, training information, technical resources, and contact information. FHWA will frequently update this website with relevant information, guidance, case studies as well as links to other pertinent websites.
- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals - ITEP - The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) was created to act as a catalyst among tribal governments, research and technical resources at Northern Arizona University (NAU), various federal, state and local governments, and the private sector, in support of environmental protection of Native American natural resources. ITEP was established at NAU in 1992, in cooperation with USEPA. ITEP accomplishes its mission through several programs.
- Native Americans and the Environment -
- US DOI Bureau of Land Mangement - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was established in 1946 through the consolidation of the General Land Office (created in 1812) and the U.S. Grazing Service (formed in 1934). The functions of the BLM are also addressed in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). (For more details, please see BLM and Its Predecessors ). To see a comprehensive list of legislation that BLM operates under, click here . And, to see videos describing the early history of BLM, click on "Fractured Land Patterns."
- US DOI National Park Service American Indian Liaison Office - The American Indian Liaison Office (AILO) is a small office that was created in 1995, to improve relationships between American Indian tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and the National Park Service through consultation, outreach, technical assistance, education, and advisory services. The American Indian Liaison Office provides advice on Indian Self-Governance and Self Determination, environmental review, environmental justice, land restoration, free exercise of religion, sacred sites, and traditional cultural properties. The office assists in reconciling programs, policies, and regulations, with traditional uses of Service lands by American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
- US DOI National Archeological Database: NAGPRA Documents Native America - National NAGPRA maintains several online databases designed to provide access to information on a variety of NAGPRA-related topics. All of the databases have search capabilities that allow the user to locate specific information. The databases are updated regularly by National NAGPRA staff.
- US DOI National Park Service National Register of Historic Places - National Park Service archeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other cultural resource professionals work in America's nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect, and share the history of this land and its people.
- US DOI National Park Service Tribal Preservation Program - The National Park Service (NPS) Tribal Preservation Program assists Indian tribes in preserving their historic properties and cultural traditions. The program originated in 1990, when Congress directed NPS to study and report on preservation funding needs. The findings of that report, the Keepers of the Treasures--Protecting Historic Properties and Cultural Traditions on Indian Lands, are the foundation of the Tribal Preservation Program. Based on that report, Congress has appropriated annual grants for tribal preservation.
- US EPA American Indian Environmental Office - The EPA Tribal Portal was created as a gateway to EPA environmental information specifically related to tribal governments, such as environmental policies, practices and laws. Within EPA, the American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) coordinates the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs.
- USGS Environmental Affairs - As a Federal agency with special expertise in the earth sciences, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is required to evaluate, review, and prepare technical comments on environmental impact statements (EIS) and associated documents prepared by other Federal agencies. In addition, through its Environmental Affairs Program (EAP), the USGS has established policies to implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
- US EPA Region 9 Tribal - Through collaborative efforts across all program offices, EPA Region 9 will implement the 1984 American Indian Policy, with the goal of protecting and enhancing ecosystems, human health, and cultural resources in Indian Country. Region 9 will work to ensure that its trust responsibility to federally recognized tribes is carried out and will work with tribes on a government-to-government basis. Region 9 envisions a partnership and an "environmental presence" with every federally recognized tribe.
- Department of Water Resources - Tribal Water Summit 2009 - The California Tribal Water Summit Planning Team, in partnership with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), convened a statewide California Tribal Water Summit on November 4 and 5 at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento. The Tribal Water Summit Planning Team consists of over 30 tribal leaders and members and staff, as well as representatives from state agencies, and together we are designing and hosting the Summit. The theme of the Summit is "Protect Our Sacred Water." The Summit will provide an opportunity for the highest Tribal and State government officials to explore common interests, discuss policy issues, identify solutions, and promote dialogue among agencies and programs responsible for water resources management in California. A desired outcome is a "roadmap" with strategies for preserving Native water rights and providing for the sustainable management of California's sacred waters.
- US DOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Rural & Small Community Transportation Planning
- US DOT FHWA Native American Coordination
- Native American Program Coordination
- Federal Lands Highway Programs
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- US DOT Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Tribal Transit Provisions of SAFETEA-LU FAQ
- Federal Transit Administration Grant Programs
******NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES****** Deadline 5/25
Please share this time-sensitive announcement with bicycle and pedestrian contacts at MPOs, local governments, tribal governments, and State agencies searching to fund bicycle and pedestrian planning, implementation, and/or research. Many of the Discretionary Programs fund bicycle and pedestrian projects. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/memo2011.htm
The Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program specifically seeks to improve relationships among transportation, community and system preservation, while encouraging private sector investments. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/tcsp2011info.htm
Eligible use of funds: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/tcsp2011selc.htm
1. Improve the efficiency of the transportation system of the United States.
2. Reduce the impacts of transportation on the environment.
3. Reduce the need for costly future investments in public infrastructure.
4. Provide efficient access to jobs, services, and centers of trade.
5. Examine community development patterns and identify strategies to encourage private sector development.
FHWA 2011 Solicitation (http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/memo2011.htm) for ALL Discretionary Programs including:
Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment
National Scenic Byways
Public Lands Highways
Rail Highway Crossing Hazard Elimination in High Speed Rail Corridors
Transportation, Community, and System Preservation
Truck Parking Facilities
All applications can be found at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/discretionary/ (Click on the program name to retrieve the application).
- Federal Highway Administartion: Tribal Transportation Funding Resources
- USEPA Grants and Funding
- Office of Traffic Safety, California
- Caltrans - Community Based, and Environmental Justice Transportation Planning Grants
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