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Climate Change / Tribal Climate Resilience Program

The BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program (TCRP) 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.

Mainstreaming climate change considerations into all Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) activities, and supporting federally-recognized Tribal Nations to do the same, is a high priority for the administration and the Department of the Interior (DOI).  Climate change will bring new challenges to Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages.  The President's Climate Action Plan identified the BIA as the lead agency to support tribes as they address this challenge.




Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 K-12 BIA/BIE
TRIBAl STUDENT CLIMATE CHANGE PHOTO CONTEST
+ Past Contest Winners and 2016 Summer Photos Entries

2015 Summer and Fall Contest Winners
DUE November 30th (2016 Fall Contest) / April 28th (2017 Spring Contest)
·   For K-12 Students! Tribal Climate Change Photo Contest Instructions (PDF)
·   For Instructors and Mentors! Additional Contest and Climate Lesson Plan Guidance (PDF)  
Using a classroom or cell phone camera, take a picture of something you value in your tribal community that climate change might affect. Include a caption describing the climate impact (and what might be done about it). Submit all captioned photos or questions by e-mail to: bia_climate_photo_contest@bia.gov or by teacher's class instructions. Categories: K-5, 6-8, & 9-12.
·   2015 Summer and Fall Tribal Student Photo Contest Award Winners (pdf)
·   2016 Spring Photo Contest Award Winners (pdf) - Includes all entries, winners marked
·   2016 Summer Photo Contest Award Winners (pdf) - Includes all entries, winners marked


FY 2016 Tribal Climate Resilience Program Awards
Adaptation & Ocean/Coastal Planning, Travel Support, Youth Funding, and
Capacity Building

·   FY16 BIA TCRP Awards Summary (pdf)
·   Indian Affairs FY16 BIA TCRP Awards Press Release (pdf)

Awards Announced 8/24/16: The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced funding of more than $8.6M to federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native communities for tribal climate change adaptation and capacity building, ocean and coastal management planning, and youth climate opportunities. Award/no-award letters were sent to tribal leaders with an email copy to original submitters in early August 2016. For an awards listing, please see the FY16 BIA TCRP Awards Summary.

If you have questions or feedback about the proposal or review process, please submit it by email to climate.funding@bia.gov.

ORIGINAL FY16 SOLICITATION RESOURCES (Archive)
·   FY16 Application Kit (pdf) - Notice of Funding (proposal requirements)
·   [Optional] Proposal Cover Sheet (fillable pdf) - to aid in correct filing!
·   Original FY16 Funding Announcement Letter sent to Tribal Leaders (pdf)
·   Indian Affairs Climate Funding News Release posted 3/23/16 (pdf)
·   BIA Regional Climate Contacts (pdf)
·   Overview Webinar with Q&A (YouTube) - Download slides (pdf)


Program to Address Climate Science Needs for Improved Climate Change Adaptation
Regional Tribal Climate Science Liaisons

BIA Regional Tribal Climate Liaisons stationed at Climate Science Centers throughout Indian Country will help tribal communities respond to the challenges of climate change by serving as extension agents, facilitating research, and coordinating forums and exchange.

Awards announced: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce that it has established cooperative agreements with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA), the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). These organizations will each hire a tribal climate science liaison to work with the Department of Interior's Climate Science Centers (CSCs) in Alaska, the Northwest, and the Southwest respectively. For more details, please see the ARCHIVED Grants.gov Solicitation - FO Number: BIA-climate-16-0001 (Closed 2/12/16).

Applications under review: Applications received for additional regional tribal climate science liaisons for the North Central, Midwest, and / or combined Northeast/Southeast regions by the closing date: Aug. 19, 2016 are being reviewed for cooperative agreements between BIA and tribal organizations to address tribal climate science needs through extension work with tribes, research, and coordination. For more details, please see the ARCHIVED Grants.gov Solicitation - FO Number: BIA-CLIMATE-16000-0001-0030 (Closed 8/19/16).


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FY 2015 Tribal Cooperative Landscape Conservation Program
Adaptation and Coastal Management Funding

·   Awards Summary of Climate Adaptation and Ocean and Coastal Management Planning  (pdf)
Funding of more than $11M has been awarded to federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Villages for climate adaptation and coastal planning and related travel support for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 proposals submitted by April 2015.
·   Original FY15 Application Kit to submit on or before 4/24/15 (pdf)


FY 2015 Tribal Cooperative Landscape Conservation Program
Internships and Youth Engagement Funding

·   Awards Summary of Internships and Youth Engagement  (pdf)
Funding of more than $1M has been awarded to federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Villages for Management and Research Internships and Youth Engagement for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 proposals submitted by June 2015.
·   Original FY15 Application Kit to submit on or before 6/22/15 (pdf)


FY 2014 Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Program Awards 

·   Adaptation Awards for Planning, Training and Capacity Building  (pdf)
List of projects and travel support funding awarded to tribes in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.


FY 2013 Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Program Awards 

·   Adaptation Awards for Planning, Training and Capacity Building  (pdf)
List of projects and travel support funding awarded to tribes in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.


FY 2011 Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Program Awards 

·   Adaptation Awards for Planning, Training and Capacity Building  (pdf)
List of projects and travel support funding awarded to tribes in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011.