Secretary of Natural Resources Office

General Assistance Program

Information sharing and educational outreach efforts are primary components, which allow citizens and students the opportunity to learn about the environment. Under EPA’s Indian General Assistance Program (GAP), Environmental Programs continues to help with outreach efforts and assistance with infrastructure development for Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs. The multi-media staff has given presentations to help educate the Cherokee Nation communities regarding Environmental issues. In addition, Environmental Programs maintains an Environmental complaint system which investigates Environmental concerns raised by Cherokee citizens. The GAP program supports and seeks to protect the health of the Cherokee Nation community by safeguarding the environment through awareness and environmental program development.