The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Tribal Climate Resilience Program (BIA-TRP). The BIA-TRP will provide funding for activities that support Tribal adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. The Program aims to support Tribal Nations that are working toward climate adaptation planning and need information for management decisions that affect tribal trust and treaty resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare. The solicitation is for federally-recognized Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations (as defined by 25 U.S.C. Section 5304(1)). Other entities may participate as sub-grantees. While both Federally-recognized Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations are eligible for funding through this solicitation, Tribal organization proposals will be reviewed and ranked separately from Tribal Nation proposals.
The solicitation is available here. Please also see the BIA Tribal Resilience Program site for more information (fillable cover pages, fillable application forms for Categories 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9, FAQs, helpful regional contacts, summaries of previous awards, etc.). An information webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Standard Time (2 PM Central Time). It will be hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. Please register here. ITEP will provide a link to the recorded webinar within a few days of the webinar for those unable to attend.