The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University was awarded a five-year cooperative agreement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ITEP will receive $975,000 to administer and provide support for the Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC), an EPA partnership group that informs tribes of pesticide issues, promotes pesticide education and awareness and assists in the establishment of comprehensive tribal pesticide programs.
Agriculture represents the economic backbone of over 200 tribal communities. Established in 1992, ITEP’s mission is to strengthen tribal capacity and sovereignty in environmental and resource management through culturally relevant education, partnerships and services.
– The Arizona 100 reports