Our Mission

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

FY2023 TCR Annual Award Recipients Announced

The Bureau of Indian Affairs' Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience (TCR) is pleased to announce fiscal year (FY) 2023 Annual Awards Program funding recipients. With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and annual TCR appropriations, FY 2023 marks the largest combined award total in program history with over $120 million awarded to Tribal climate adaptation and resilience projects.

FY 2023 awards will fund habitat restoration, carbon management, riparian planting, relocation and site expansion efforts, and so much more to fulfill Tribal goals, promote the health and wellness of Tribal peoples and ecosystems on trust lands, and meet Tribal communities' most pressing needs in the face of a changing climate.

Details for the FY 2024 Annual Awards Program funding opportunity will be announced in early summer, 2024.

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.

Services We Provide


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About the Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience

The Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience is part of the BIA Central Office located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with regional staffing and contacts in all 12 BIA regions.

Since 2011, TCR has provided technical and financial support to Tribes and Tribal organizations and funded over 280 tribal adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, and risk assessments. In total, TCR has distributed over 900 awards totaling more than $119 million.