October 4, 2022

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Alaska Native Issues: Federal Agencies Could Enhance Support for Native Village Efforts to Address Environmental Threats

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Bureau of Indian Affairs The BIA Director should identify options for providing additional technical assistance that is specifically designed to help Alaska Native villages navigate and obtain assistance from the variety of potentially available federal programs, including by assessing how BIA prioritizes its available resources. (Recommendation 1)

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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

The Denali Commission The Denali Commission’s Federal Co-chair should identify options for providing additional technical assistance that is specifically designed to help Alaska Native villages navigate and obtain assistance from the variety of potentially available federal programs, including by assessing how the Commission prioritizes its available resources. (Recommendation 2)

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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Bureau of Indian Affairs The BIA Director should review BIA’s programs identified in this report and, where the agency determines it feasible and appropriate, implement relevant changes to address program characteristics that are not established in statute that pose obstacles to Alaska Native villages’ obtaining assistance, including characteristics we identified and others that BIA may identify. BIA should also document its review, any related consultation with tribes, and any changes made to its programs. (Recommendation 3)

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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Department of Defense The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works should direct the Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the Corps’ programs identified in this report and, where the agency determines it feasible and appropriate, implement relevant changes to address program characteristics that are not established in statute that pose obstacles to Alaska Native villages’ obtaining assistance, including characteristics we identified and others that the Corps may identify. The Corps should also document its review, any related consultation with tribes, and any changes made to its programs. (Recommendation 4)

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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Federal Emergency Management Agency The Administrator of FEMA should review FEMA’s programs identified in this report and, where the agency determines it feasible and appropriate, implement relevant changes to address program characteristics that are not established in statute that pose obstacles to Alaska Native villages’ obtaining assistance, including characteristics we identified and others that FEMA may identify. FEMA should also document its review, any related consultation with tribes, and any changes made to its programs. (Recommendation 5)

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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Department of Housing and Urban Development The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development should direct the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Programs and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development to review HUD’s programs identified in this report and, where the agency determines it feasible and appropriate, implement relevant changes to address program characteristics that are not established in statute that pose obstacles to Alaska Native villages’ obtaining assistance, including characteristics we identified and others that HUD may identify. HUD should also document its review, any related consultation with tribes, and any changes made to its programs. (Recommendation 6)

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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Administrator of NOAA should review NOAA’s programs identified in this report and, where the agency determines it feasible and appropriate, implement relevant changes to address program characteristics that are not established in statute that pose obstacles to Alaska Native villages’ obtaining assistance, including characteristics we identified and others that NOAA may identify. NOAA should also document its review, any related consultation with tribes, and any changes made to its programs. (Recommendation 7)

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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

Natural Resources Conservation Service The Chief of NRCS should review NRCS’s programs identified in this report and, where the agency determines it feasible and appropriate, implement relevant changes to address program characteristics that are not established in statute that pose obstacles to Alaska Native villages’ obtaining assistance, including characteristics we identified and others that NRCS may identify. NRCS should also document its review, any related consultation with tribes, and any changes made to its programs. (Recommendation 8)

Open

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

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