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Community Advisory Groups and Technical Assistance Grants

These are two ways the community can get involved.

Community Advisory Group (CAG)

A CAG is a public forum in which all affected and interested residents can have a voice and actively participate in the process. A CAG provides a setting in which community members can get up-to-date information about status of cleanup activities as well as discuss their views and concerns about cleanup progress with EPA, state regulatory agencies and other involved parties.

For more information: If a group of residents is interested in forming a CAG they can contact the Community Involvement Coordinator for the site. They can also visit EPA's CAG Web page.

Technical Assistance Grant (TAG)

Can your community group use money? The TAG program can provide up to $50,000 to eligible community groups to fund activities that will help community members better participate in decisionmaking about the site.

The money can be used to hire technical advisors to help your group intepret and comment on technical documents and for other eligible administrative and educational activities at sites that are proposed or final on EPA's National Priorities List.

Only one TAG may be awarded per site at a time.

For more information: Please visit EPA's TAG web page or contact Susan Pastor (pastor.susan@epa.gov), Region 5 TAG Coordinator.

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