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1 Community Environmental Demonstration Projects RurAL CAP RurAL CAP and ANTHC have partnered to provide Community Environmental Demonstration Grants for innovative projects that help to address approaches for enhancing human health or the environment of Tribal communities and can serve as a demonstration to other Tribal communities in Alaska This funding is made possible with a grant from the US EPA.

2 What are Community Environmental Demonstration Projects? One-time project with a beginning and end, take no more than one year to complete One-time project with a beginning and end, take no more than one year to complete Innovative, new approaches for addressing human health or environmental needs Innovative, new approaches for addressing human health or environmental needs Must be performed in Alaska and benefit Tribal communities in Alaska Must be performed in Alaska and benefit Tribal communities in Alaska Gather or transfer information for other communities to use Gather or transfer information for other communities to use

3 Types of Projects Eligible projects may address but are not limited to the following: Climate change Climate change Indoor/Outdoor air quality Indoor/Outdoor air quality Drinking water Drinking water Solid waste systems Solid waste systems Recycling Recycling Backhaul Backhaul Subsistence resource protection Subsistence resource protection Waste reduction Waste reduction Alternative Energy Alternative Energy

4 Basic Award Information Award floor: $5,000 Award floor: $5,000 Award ceiling: $30,000 Award ceiling: $30,000 Average award will be: approximately $20,000 Average award will be: approximately $20,000 Expected number of awards: Expected number of awards: Total amount to be awarded: Approximately $200,000 Total amount to be awarded: Approximately $200,000 Match requirement: No match required. Match requirement: No match required. Eligible applicants: Tribes, Tribal Consortia, States, Territories, Non-profits, Public/Private Colleges/Universities, Hospitals, Labs Eligible applicants: Tribes, Tribal Consortia, States, Territories, Non-profits, Public/Private Colleges/Universities, Hospitals, Labs RurAL CAP and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are soliciting proposals for community demonstration projects that are innovative and address approaches for enhancing human health or the environment of Tribal communities in rural Alaska for the benefit of Tribal communities in Alaska.

5 Timeline Request for Proposals released: October 5 Request for Proposals released: October 5 Proposals are due: Tuesday, December 8 Proposals are due: Tuesday, December 8 Proposals reviewed by a selection committee: December 8 – January 5 Proposals reviewed by a selection committee: December 8 – January 5 Pre-awards announced: January 5 Pre-awards announced: January 5 Full proposal completed, negotiate any changes: January 9 Full proposal completed, negotiate any changes: January 9 Project start date: February 1, 2010 Project start date: February 1, 2010 Project end date: January 31, 2011 Project end date: January 31, 2011 RurAL CAP and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are soliciting proposals for community demonstration projects that are innovative and address approaches for enhancing human health or the environment of Tribal communities in rural Alaska for the benefit of Tribal communities in Alaska.

6 Important Dates Recipients will attend project orientation training during Alaska Forum on the Environment, February 8-12 (must include travel funds in proposal, either direct or matching) Recipients will attend project orientation training during Alaska Forum on the Environment, February 8-12 (must include travel funds in proposal, either direct or matching) Recipients will share project outcomes during ATCEM or IGAP Training 2010 (October or November) and/or AFE 2011 Recipients will share project outcomes during ATCEM or IGAP Training 2010 (October or November) and/or AFE 2011 Reports will be due quarterly Reports will be due quarterly RurAL CAP and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are soliciting proposals for community demonstration projects that are innovative and address approaches for enhancing human health or the environment of Tribal communities in rural Alaska for the benefit of Tribal communities in Alaska.

7 Application Materials 1.Narrative Proposal (pg 2 of short RFP) A. Project summary B. Project approach – 45 points total C. Narrative workplan – 40 points total a.Environmental results (outcomes/outputs) b.Description of work products to be developed c.Programmatic capability and reporting 2. Narrative Budget – 5 points total 3.Attachments A. Tribal Support – 10 points total A. Tribal Support – 10 points total B. Letters of support from partners B. Letters of support from partners RurAL CAP and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are soliciting proposals for community demonstration projects that are innovative and address approaches for enhancing human health or the environment of Tribal communities in rural Alaska for the benefit of Tribal communities in Alaska.

8 Contact Information Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Desirae Roehl RurAL CAP AJ Salkoski Copies of the RFP: RurAL CAP/ANTHC display table RurAL CAP and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are soliciting proposals for community demonstration projects that are innovative and address approaches for enhancing human health or the environment of Tribal communities in rural Alaska for the benefit of Tribal communities in Alaska.

9 2009 Projects RurAL CAP Eyak Eyak Napaimute Napaimute Igiugig Igiugig Tetlin Tetlin Petersburg Petersburg ANTHC Port Graham Tununak St. George Upper Kalskag Mt. Sanford Each community will be presenting project results during the 2009 ATCEM and/or 2010 Alaska Forum

10 The Native Village of Eyak received a Community Environment Demonstration Grant to initiate a plastic recycling program in Cordova. They are purchasing container bins to collect the waste, and are creating community awareness through partnerships and education initiatives. The Native Village of Eyak

11 Native Village of Eyak Plastic Recycling Project Plastic Recycling Project In-home Brochures In-home Brochures Conex Boxes Fitted as a Collection Point for #1 and #2 Plastics Conex Boxes Fitted as a Collection Point for #1 and #2 Plastics Containers in the Homes for Recyclable Separation Containers in the Homes for Recyclable Separation

12 Conex Box Used for Plastic Collection

13 The Petersburg Indian Association received a Community Environment Demonstration Grant to create a composting program in the community to help reduce food waste. Worm composters were purchased and placed in the school to breakdown food waste, which then creates compost. Waste reduction is important since wastes are shipped out of the community. The Petersburg Indian Association

14 Petersburg Indian Association Composting Project Composting Project Worms Were Purchased and Placed in the School to Break Down Food Waste Worms Were Purchased and Placed in the School to Break Down Food Waste Worms Were Loaned to Families During Summer Months Worms Were Loaned to Families During Summer Months Already 84 lbs. Composted and 138 lbs. of Waste Diverted from the Waste Stream Already 84 lbs. Composted and 138 lbs. of Waste Diverted from the Waste Stream

15 Worm Composting

16 The Native Village of Napaimute received a Community Environment Demonstration Grant to begin a wood briquette making process. They are clearing old wood from around their area and then cleaning and drying it. They are then using equipment that will allow them to press the wood into briquettes. The briquettes will be used to heat homes and community buildings. The Native Village of Napaimute

17 Native Village of Napaimute Briquette Making Process Briquette Making Process Purchased a Briquette Maker, and a Wood Chipper Purchased a Briquette Maker, and a Wood Chipper Plan to Use the Press to Make Briquettes as a Heat Source from Wood Waste Plan to Use the Press to Make Briquettes as a Heat Source from Wood Waste Have Cleared 40,000 Square Feet of Wood Waste for Briquetting Materials Have Cleared 40,000 Square Feet of Wood Waste for Briquetting Materials

18 Log Maker, Briquettes, Wood Chipper

19 The Native Village of Tetlin received a Community Environment Demonstration Grant to start a recycling program in the community. They refurbished an old, donated building to house recyclables such as lead acid batteries as well as aluminum cans and plastics. They are also producing educational materials and will provide containers for in-home separation of recyclables. The Native Village of Tetlin

20 Native Village of Tetlin Recycling and Backhaul Project Recycling and Backhaul Project Revamped an Old Building to Create a Recycling Drop-Off Center Revamped an Old Building to Create a Recycling Drop-Off Center Purchased Can-Crushers and Recycle Bins for In- home Separation Purchased Can-Crushers and Recycle Bins for In- home Separation Purchased Totes to Backhaul Over 80 Lead Acid Batteries Out of the Community Purchased Totes to Backhaul Over 80 Lead Acid Batteries Out of the Community

21 Patricia Young and Colleagues Outside New Recycling Center

22 Inside the Tetlin Recycling Center

23 The Native Village of Igiugig received a Community Environment Demonstration Grant to create a sustainable recycling center in the community. As a portion of the recycling program, they are initiating a system to create heat from recyclables to heat their greenhouse and chicken coop. The result of the project will also improve the amount of organic foods produced in Igiugig. The Native Village of Igiugig

24 Igiugig Tribal Village Council Baler Project to Heat Chicken Coop and Greenhouse Baler Project to Heat Chicken Coop and Greenhouse Purchased a Baler Purchased a Baler Eliminating Paper Waste From the Dump and Producing Heat for Organic Food Sources Eliminating Paper Waste From the Dump and Producing Heat for Organic Food Sources Have diverted Nearly 2500 lbs. of Paper Waste from the Dump Site Have diverted Nearly 2500 lbs. of Paper Waste from the Dump Site

25 Paper Baler & Paper Bale

26 The Native Village of Upper Kalskag Traditional Council The Native Village of Upper Kalskag received a CEDP grant to put fencing around their landfill and to start up a trash collection service in the community. Landfill Fence: With the CEDP funds, Upper Kalskag was able to purchase all of the fencing materials, cover a portion of the shipping costs and pay labor costs associated with building the fence. The fence will help keep trash and other potentially dangerous materials contained. Trash Collection: The funds were also used to cover ½ of the cost for a Japanese Mini Truck so they could start a trash collection service in the community. It is anticipated that a trash collection service will minimize visits to the landfill and help with landfill This project has been documented to teach others that might be interested in doing a similar project. A presentation will be made during the 2010 Alaska Forum. management. It will also allow for easier segregation of recyclables.

27 Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium Serving the communities of Chistochina and Mentasta Lake The Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium received a CEDP grant to build a community greenhouse using alternative solar energy to heat it. Greenhouse: With the CEDP funds, Mt. Sanford Tribal Consortium was able to purchase all of the materials needed to build a community greenhouse. The construction of the greenhouse was done primarily by volunteers. It will be heated with solar power and the plant beds will be heated by another alternative source. Once complete, Mt. Sanford plans on growing plants known for improving air quality as well as vegetables and distributing in the communities. Indoor air quality may be improved and carbon emissions will be reduced. This project has been documented to teach others that might be interested in doing a similar project. A presentation will be made during the 2010 Alaska Forum.

28 Native Village of Port Graham The Native Village of Port Graham received a CEDP grant to clean-up their drainage ditch dumpsite Dumpsite Clean-up: With the CEDP funds, Port Graham was able to hire several local people to clean-up the site. They also used a portion of the funds to create a video documenting the process and teach others. This project has been documented to teach others that might be interested in doing a similar project. A presentation will be made during the 2009 ATCEM and possibly the 2010 Alaska Forum.

29 St. George Island Traditional Council The St. George Island Traditional Council received a CEDP grant to purchase and install a small wind turbine. Wind Tubine: With the CEDP funds, St. George was able to purchase a small wind turbine and the necessary materials needed to install it. Once installed they hope that the wind turbine will help provide power to their tribal office. They will be collecting wind data and hope that the turbine will help reduce emissions and save them resources. In addition to the wind turbine, they have been doing many other things to conserve energy. This project has been documented to teach others that might be interested in doing a similar project. A presentation will be made during the 2010 Alaska Forum.

30 The Native Village of Tununak The Native Village of Tununak received a CEDP grant to build a fence around their landfill and provide environmental education in the community. Landfill Fence: With the CEDP funds, Tununak was able to the pay labor costs associated with building the fence. They already had the fencing materials. The fence will help keep trash and other potentially dangerous materials contained. Community Education: They were also able to hire a couple youth to help them with the educational aspects of the project. The youth participated in project documentation, creating newsletters, interviewing elders about environmental issues and much more. This project has been documented to teach others that might be interested in doing a similar project. A presentation will be made during the 2009 ATCEM and possibly the 2010 AK Forum.


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