The Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience (TCR) provides financial support for Federally-recognized Tribal Nations and authorized Tribal organizations through a competitive funding opportunity to build Tribal resilience capacity. Funding categories cover a range of activities, including climate adaptation planning, community-led relocation, managed retreat (ie, partial relocation), protect-in-place efforts, and ocean and coastal management. Since 2011, TCR has distributed over 800 awards totaling more than $120 million.
Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Awards Program
On November 2nd, 2022, the Department of the Interior announced the Fiscal Year 2022 BIA TCR Annual Awards Program investment in Tribal communities. View the Press Release here. TCR has awarded approximately $45 million in funding through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and FY 2022 annual appropriations. The Award Summary lists all the Tribes and Tribal organizations that were awarded for the 2022 solicitation, with their project summaries. If you have questions regarding the Annual Awards Program, you can reach out to your regional contact for more information.
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The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) are made up of the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreille Tribes. In response to growing concerns about the impacts of climate change on tribal members and on their homelands, the CSKT developed a Climate Change Strategic Plan, which seeks to protect the cultural resources and land upon which the Tribes depend.
The Ute Mountain Ute (or Núchíú) reservation lies in the Four Corners region of the Colorado Plateau and the Tribe had seen many climate related changes in the last thirty-plus years.