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 700 awards totaling more than $74 million.
TCR is excited to announce the 2022 Annual Awards Program Request for Proposals. This year TCR will release approximately $46 million in funding through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and FY 2022 annual appropriations.
The deadline for Tribes and Tribal organizations to submit applications is July 6th at 11:59pm EST. TCR will not consider applications submitted after this date.
- Read the FY 2022 Solicitation to learn more about the program and how to apply.
- Apply for an annual award through the US Geological Survey. Instructions for how to create an account can be found in the appendix of this year's solicitation.
- Check our Frequently Asked Questions.
Annual Awards Program Webinars
An informational webinar was hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program on the funding opportunity on April 25, 2022. In addition, TCR and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center hosted a grant-writing webinar to build Tribal technical capacity on April 27, 2022. Recordings of both events are available below.
Annual Awards Program Categories
The FY22 annual award program categories and maximum award requests per award are listed below. Because funding is limited, individual awards shall not exceed the designated maximum requests (there is no minimum request). Tribes are eligible to apply for funding in FY22 even if they received awards in previous years, as long as the proposal is for new work. For more details about funding limitations, please see the FY22 solicitation.
- Category 1. Trainings and Workshops (maximum request: $150,000)
- Category 2. Adaptation Planning (maximum request: $250,000)
- Category 3. Travel Support for Adaptation Planning (maximum request: $15,000)
- Category 6. Capacity Building for Scoping Efforts (maximum request: $65,000)
- Category 10. Implementation of Climate Adaptation Strategies (maximum request: $2,000,000)
- Category 13. International ITEK Virtual Exchange (maximum request: $10,000)
Ocean and Coastal Management
- Category 4. Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (maximum request: $150,000)
- Category 5. Travel Support for Ocean and Coastal Management (maximum request: $15,000)
Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place
- Category 7. Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Planning (maximum request: $300,000)
- Category 11. Implementation of Community Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Actions (maximum request: $3,000,000)
- Category 12. Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place (RMP) Coordinator (maximum request: $150,000 per year for up to three years)
Internships and Youth Engagement
- Category 8. Internships (maximum request: $50,000)
- Category 9. Youth Engagement (maximum request: $50,000)
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.