Program Description

The BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program goal is the mainstreaming of climate considerations at the project level through leadership engagement, delivery of data and tools, training and tribal capacity building. Direct funding supports tribes, tribal consortia, and authorized tribal organizations to plan for climate resilience through competitive awards for tribally designed climate training, adaptation planning, vulnerability assessments, supplemental monitoring, capacity building, and youth engagement. The ocean and coastal management effort supports planning, science and tools, and capacity for coastal tribe's ocean management. Ocean and coastal proposals need not address only climate related concerns.

General Program Requirements

BIA Climate Funding awards are limited to federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native communities (and organizations with 638-contracting authority) that submit a complete application by the closing date listed in the annual BIA Climate Funding Notice posted to the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program homepage.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Annually, typically in late spring, a Request for proposals is posted to the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program homepage as a PDF with a full description of proposal requirements and deadlines. Use the feedback form in the bottom, sidebar of the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program homepage to subscribe to BIA Climate News to receive an alert when BIA Climate Funding becomes available each year and for related training and other opportunities year-round.

Program Contact Information

Please visit BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program homepage and use the feedback form in the bottom, sidebar to schedule 1on1 assistance to locate federal-wide resources pertaining to Tribes and Climate or to subscribe to BIA Climate News to receive alerts about BIA Climate Funding and related opportunities.

You can also use the Tribal Climate Resilience Resource Guide (Tool) to find federal-wide resources and other opportunities related to Tribes and Climate by Agency, Region, Tribe, Stage, or select Topic.

If you have questions or feedback about the proposal or review process specifically, you may also submit it by email to

Margaret Herzog
IT/GIS Systems and Services
(720) 484-3353

Additional Information

Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)500,000
Length of ProgramAnnual Climate Funding for projects lasting 1-3 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No
Tribes Funded by this ProgramOver 100

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