National Indian Health Board Tribal Environmental Justice Technical Assistance Center

NIHB’s Tribal Environmental Justice Technical Assistance Center (TEJTAC) is providing free technical assistance to Indian Country for environmental health and climate justice opportunities benefiting Tribal communities as one of three national Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TC TAC). Visit the EJ TC TAC webpage to learn more about this network.

NIHB will serve as a national technical assistance center focusing on providing support to Tribal entities and communities.

Technical Assistance (TA) services include but are not limited to:

  • Navigating federal grant application systems
  • Identifying federal funds with Tribal eligibility
  • Grant writing support
  • No cost GIS mapping services
  • Partnership development and connection with national and regional EJ TC TACs and other TA service providers


Eligible entities to receive Technical Assistance at NIHB’s Tribal Environmental Justice TAC include:

  • Federally recognized Tribes
  • Tribal organizations
  • Tribal consortia
  • Tribal enterprises and corporations
  • Indigenous individuals

To request technical assistance, fill out the TA Request Intake form by clicking the link or call 202-507-4086. Please be sure to provide details on the environmental or clean energy concern you have and/or the federal funding you are looking to apply for. If you would like to share any documents with NIBH, please email them to [email protected] and an Environmental Health Program staff member from NIHB will be in touch with you soon!

The Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center Network includes 14 centers serving communities within specific EPA regions, including Tribes. Tribes are welcome to request TA from either the National Indian Health Board or the center serving their region.

Region 1

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Region 7

Region 8

Region 9

Region 10

EPA Region TC TAC Link
Region 1* -Institute for Sustainable Communities
Region 2 -We Act for Environmental Justice
-Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
Region 3 -National Wildlife Federation
Region 4 -Resource for Assistance and Community Training in Region 4 on Environmental Justice
-Deep South Center for Environmental Justice Community Investment Recovery Center
Region 5 -Blacks in Green Justice TCTAC
-Great Lakes EJ TC TAC
Region 6 -Deep South Center for Environmental Justice Community Investment Recovery Center
-South Central Environmental and Energy Justice Resource Center
Region 7 -Heartland Environmental Justice Center
Region 8* -International City/County Management Association EJ TC TAC
Region 9 -West Environmental Science Technical Assistance Center for Environmental Justice
-Center for Community Energy and Environmental Justice
Region 10 -Northwest Environmental Justice Center
-Center for Environmental Health Equity

*Regions 1 and 8 are currently being served by National TC TACs, ISC and ICMA, respectively, until a Regional TC TAC is selected.

Funded by the U.S. EPA in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the EJ TC TAC program was established to support underserved and overburdened communities address environmental and clean energy concerns. EJ TC TACs aim to remove barriers and improve accessibility to federal funds through trainings, capacity building, and direct technical assistance services.

NIHB Contacts:

Brett Weber, MPA
Environmental Health Programs Director

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20001
[email protected]

National Indian Health Board
50 F St NW, Suite 600 | Washington, DC 20001 | Phone: 202-507-4070 | Email: [email protected]