BIA Administration oversees all programs that are operated within the Chuathbaluk Traditional Council office. This department consists of the Tribal Administrator, Tribal Bookkeeper, and the Tribal Clerk.
BIA Transportation oversees all road maintenance and transportation programs.
ICWA is an integral policy framework on which tribal child welfare programs rely. It provides a structure and requirements for how public and private child welfare agencies and state courts view and conduct their work to serve tribal children and families. It also acknowledges and promotes the role that tribal governments play in supporting tribal families, both on and off tribal lands. However, as is the case with many laws, proper implementation of ICWA requires vigilance, resources, and advocacy.
Brownfield Tribal Response Program
EPA's Brownfields Program is designed to empower states, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields.
A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. EPA's Brownfields Program provides financial and technical assistance for brownfields activities through an approach based on four main goals:
-Protecting the Environment Addressing brownfields to ensure the health and well-being of America's people and environment.
-Promoting Partnerships Enhancing collaboration and communication essential to facilitate brownfields cleanup and reuse.
-Strengthening the Marketplace providing financial and technical assistance to bolster the private market.
-Sustaining Reuse Redeveloping brownfields to enhance a community's long-term quality of life.
In 1992, Congress passed the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program Act (42 U.S.C. 4368b) which authorizes EPA to provide General Assistance Program (GAP) grants to federally-recognized tribes and tribal consortia for planning, developing, and establishing environmental protection programs in Indian country, as well as for developing and implementing solid and hazardous waste programs on tribal lands.
The goal of this program is to assist tribes in developing the capacity to manage their own environmental protection programs, and to develop and implement solid and hazardous waste programs in accordance with individual tribal needs and applicable federal laws and regulations.