The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Tribal Resilience Program (Program). The Program will provide funding for tribal activities that support tribal adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. The Program aims to support Tribal Nations that need adaptation planning support and decision-making information to prepare for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare.
The solicitation is for federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations* (as defined by 25 U.S.C. Section 5304(1)). Other entities may participate as sub-grantees. The solicitation is available on grants.gov, named BIA-TRP-2020-0001 and is also directly linked here on the BIA Tribal Resilience Program site.
Please see the BIA Tribal Resilience Program site for more information (fillable cover pages, fillable application forms for Categories 3, 5, and 6, FAQs, helpful regional contacts, summaries of previous awards, etc.). There are seven total award categories as follows:
Adaptation Planning (Categories 1-3)
Category 1. Trainings and Workshops (maximum: $150,000)
Category 2. Adaptation Planning (maximum: $150,000)
Category 3. Travel Support for Adaptation Planning (maximum: $15,000)
Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (Categories 4-5)
Category 4. Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (maximum: $150,000)
Category 5. Travel Support – Ocean & Coastal (maximum: $15,000)
Capacity Building (Category 6)
Category 6. Capacity Building for Scoping Efforts to Support future Category 2 Proposal Development (maximum: $65,000)
Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Planning (Category 7)
Category 7. Planning for Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Activities for Coastal and Riverine Communities (maximum: $150,000)
Additional details, including evaluation criteria, are described in the Notice of Funding (i.e., Request for Proposals or Solicitation).
Proposal Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time / 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Send completed proposals to email@example.com or by hard copy to:
Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe, Attention: Tribal Resilience Program
Grant Officer, Central Office Acquisitions
Bureau of Indian Affairs
12220 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20191