Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to the Santa Clara Pueblo of Espanola, New Mexico for the “Los Alamos Pueblos’ Project (LAPP) Activities and Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council Participation for Santa Clara Pueblo”. The objective of the project is to conduct a broad assessment of environmental, ecological and human health conditions on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation (SCIR), in order to identify issues of concern, and then determine the extent that those issues will impact and compromise the manner by which the Pueblo community engages in its traditional use of the community natural resources. The cooperative agreement has a value of $2.785 million, with a period of performance of 5 years.