Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced last week $4,863,020 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Nevada tribes. The funding will go toward environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building. According to the EPA, roughly $2.5 million of this money will be used to continue tribal environmental programs, clean up open dumps, conduct small construction projects, targeted community outreach, and community education. The additional $2.3 million will be used for various water quality projects.

“American Indians have contributed a great deal to making Nevada the state it is today, so I am committed to ensuring Nevada’s tribal governments can protect their land, air and water resources,” said Reid. “The funds announced today will help to improve the quality of life, health, and the environment on tribal lands. This investment represents our continued efforts to further protect human health and the environment in the Silver State.”

Breakdown Of The EPA’s Investment in Nevada Tribes were:

Battle Mountain Band Council $43,899, Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation $252,369, Duckwater Shoshone Tribe $239,300, Elko Band Council $131,303, Ely Shoshone Tribe $134,500, Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe $264,500, Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe $104,000, Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada Inc. $87,634, Moapa Band of Paiutes $95,000, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $971,908, Reno Sparks Indian Colony $128,477, Shoshone Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley $569,780, South Fork Band Council $228,500, Timbisha Shoshone Tribe $196,300, Walker River Paiute Tribe $350,954, Washoe Tribe of NV & CA $575,696, Wells Band Council $119,500, Yerington Paiute Tribe $199,400, Yomba Shoshone Tribe $170,000.