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Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience

Our Mission

The mission of the Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience is to enable climate preparedness and resilience across all Indian Affairs programs and for all Federally-recognized Tribal Nations and Alaska Native villages through technical and financial assistance, access to scientific resources and educational opportunities. 

Who We Serve

The Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience (TCR) partners with Tribal Nations and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) agencies to incorporate climate considerations into their programs and policies by providing funding, training, technical assistance and organizational support.

Tribes can leverage TCR programs to further support their existing operations, program planning, project design, as well as Indigenous and Traditional Knowledges into their management and protection of Trust resources and Tribal economies. 



The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is excited to host the second Biennial National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC) which will be offered as a hybrid event to ensure that our relatives from across turtle island can join us whether in-person or virtually. As in 2020, ITEP welcomes all who are interested in participating or attending.

August 29, 2022
9:00 AM Central

Services We Provide

About the Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience

TCR is part of the Central BIA office and current based in the BIA Southwest region with contacts in all 12 BIA regions. 

Since 2011, TCR has provided technical and financial support to Tribes and Tribal organizations and funded over 250 tribal adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, and risk assessments. In total, TCR has distributed over 700 awards totaling more than $74 million.


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