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. Since 2011, TCR has distributed over 900 awards totaling more than $110 million. In FY 2022, TCR awarded approximately $46 million in funding through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and FY 2022 annual appropriations. 

The Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program supports both planning and implementation projects, including for climate adaptation planning, community-led relocation, managed retreat (ie, partial relocation), protect-in-place efforts, ocean and coastal management, as well as for habitat restoration and adaptation. 

You can view a map with information on Tribes’ and Tribal organization’s previously funded projects on the Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Dashboard.

Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Awards Program

On July 19, 2023, the Department of the Interior announced the Fiscal Year 2023 BIA TCR Annual Awards Program investment in Tribal communities (press release). TCR will make available approximately $120 million in funding for Tribes and tribal organizations to address the unique impacts of climate change affecting vulnerable tribal communities. This is by far the largest amount of annual funding made available in the history of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Tribal Climate Resilience Annual Awards Program.

Award categories and requirements have changed. Please review the 2023 TCR Annual Awards solicitation.

For the FY 2023 Tribal Climate Annual Awards Program, applications can be submitted online via the TCR Annual Awards Program Application Portal. All applications must be submitted through the portal before 11:59pm Eastern, October 13, 2023. Learn how from our How to Apply guide. 

For help submitting your annual award application, a recording of the Grant Writing Workshop held on July 26, 2023 is available to view online.

A recording of the FY2023 Annual Awards FAQ Webinar held on August 2, 2023 by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) Tribes and Climate Change Program is also available to view online.

For questions regarding the TCR Annual Awards Program, see our Contact Guide for who to contact in your region. 

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Success Stories

  • 1854 Treaty Authority

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    The 1854 Treaty Authority is an inter-tribal resource management agency governed directly by the federally recognized Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

    Climate Change Strategic Plan cover page

    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.

  • Ute Mountain Ute

    Ute Mountain Ute in the distance

    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.


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Branch of Tribal Climate Resilience
1001 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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