Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
To support Tribal climate resilience planning and strategy implementation.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Category 1: Planning awards are designed to support the development of climate change considerations into formal planning documents, vulnerability assessments, and the development of data analysis efforts including supplementary monitoring. Category 2: Implementation awards are designed to support application of on-the-ground, shovel-ready activities that already have a completed plan in place and are identified in official Tribal planning document(s).
The solicitation lists a number of potential uses for funding, but allows flexibility and creativity in proposals. With a focus on resiliency and climate adaptation, consider including renewable energy paired with energy storage for energy independence and energy resilience.
See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/
For those familiar with prior iterations of this program, note that the award categories and requirements have changed. Please review the 2023 TCR Annual Awards solicitation for 2023 here: https://www.bia.gov/sites/default/files/dup/inline-files/rfp_fy23_tribal_climate_resilience.pdf
TCR will make available approximately $120 million in funding for Tribes and tribal organizations to address the unique impacts of climate change affecting vulnerable tribal communities. This is by far the largest amount of annual funding made available in the history of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program.