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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. 

Services We Provide


  • BIA TCR Regional Assessment Report


    The TCR Regional Assessment Report aims to evaluate the effectiveness of TCR’s Annual Awards Program and technical…

  • Biden-Harris Administration Makes $135 Million Commitment to Support Relocation of Tribal Communities Affected by Climate Change

    Press Release

    Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act Supports Community-Driven Relocation for…

  • 2022 TCR Annual Awards


    The recent Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides additional funds to the BIA Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience…

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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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