• Granting Agency: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience
  • Appropriation Amount: >$86 Million Over 5 Years
  • Grant Amount: >$3 Million, No Match
  • Announcement Date: April 11, 2022
  • Closing Date: July 6, 2022

Read the Request for Proposals (PDF)

Purpose: This is the announcement for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Annual Awards Program to Support Tribal Climate Resilience and Ocean and Coastal Management Planning for Federally Recognized Tribes and Authorized Tribal Organizations. Administered by the Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience (TCR), this program helps support programs and projects that help build tribal climate resilience capacity. Since 2011, the TCR Annual Awards Program has distributed over $74 million through 700 awards. See this map to view prior awards.

While this is an annual program, the only guaranteed, fully appropriated funding is that provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL); future award availability is dependent on congressional appropriations.

Eligible Expenditures:

The FY22 annual award program categories and maximum award requests per award are listed below. Because funding is limited, individual awards shall not exceed the designated maximum requests (there is no minimum request). Tribes are eligible to apply for funding in FY22 even if they received awards in previous years, as long as the proposal is for new work. For more details about funding limitations, please see the FY22 solicitation.

Climate Adaptation (Categories 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, and 13)

Category 1. Trainings and Workshops (maximum: $150,000)

Category 2. Adaptation Planning (maximum: $250,000)

Category 3. Travel Support for Adaptation Planning (maximum: $15,000)

Category 6. Capacity Building for Scoping Efforts (maximum: $65,000)

Category 10. Implementation of Climate Adaptation Strategies (maximum: $2,000,000)

Category 13. International ITEK Virtual Exchange (maximum: $10,000)

Ocean and Coastal Management (Categories 4 and 5)

Category 4. Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (maximum: $150,000)

Category 5. Travel Support for Ocean and Coastal Management (maximum: $15,000)

Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place (Categories 7, 11, and 12)

Category 7. Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Planning (maximum: $300,000)

Category 11. Implementation of Community Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Actions (maximum: $3,000,000)

Category 12. Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place (RMP) Coordinator (maximum: $150,000 per year for up to three years)

Internships and Youth Engagement (Categories 8 and 9)

Category 8. Internships (maximum: $50,000)

Category 9. Youth Engagement (maximum: $50,000)

Eligible Applicants:

Federally recognized Tribes are eligible as listed in the current Federal Register, Notice of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is the official listing of all Federally recognized Tribes in the U.S. pursuant to Section 104 under the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-454; 108 Stat. 4791-4792). The most recent Notice was published in the Federal Register, 87, FR 4636 (January 28, 2022). Authorized Tribal organizations, as defined at 25 U.S.C. 5304(l) are also eligible to apply. Other entities may participate as sub-grantees.

Contact:

If you have questions about BIA TCR or the Annual Awards Program, please contact Rachael Novak, by email at Rachael.Novak@bia.gov or by phone at (202) 510-5198. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the TCR group email at Resilience.Funding@bia.gov.