Funding

The Tribal Climate Change Funding Guide is intended to provide up-to-date information on grants, programs and plans that may assist tribes in addressing climate change through a broad range of sectors. We will update this guide regularly, so please check back often. If you have questions or updates for this guide, email: kathy@uoregon.edu.

Please note that for entires that are accepting applications continuously, the grant deadline column will list "12/31/2016" as the grant deadline. This ensures that those grants will appear immediately after those grants with a set deadline.

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Title Organization Grant Deadline Description Category Funding Amount Geography Website
Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program USDA 05/29/2016

The Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) and Grant (REDG) programs provide funding to rural projects through local utility organizations. Under the REDLoan program, USDA provides zero interest loans to local utilities which they, in turn, pass through to local businesses (ultimate recipients) for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas. The ultimate recipients repay the lending utility directly. The utility is responsible for repayment to the Agency.

Economic Development, Rural Development, Grants and Loans $11 million total in grants, over $30 million total in loans available National Link
Every Place Counts Design Challenge US Department of Transportation 05/30/2016

Intent to Apply due by 5/30/2016; Applications due June 3rd, 2016. As a result of the Interstate Highway program that began in the 1950s, the U.S. had a well-developed network of routes —air, rail, and road— that linked every state and connected the country as never before. However, we see today that the infrastructure that brought massive expansion also divided neighborhoods. Residents were often cut off from newly formed social and economic centers and left with limited mobility and transportation options. The Ladders of Opportunity EVERY PLACE COUNTS DESIGN CHALLENGE seeks to raise awareness about bifurcated neighborhoods, identify innovative practices to reconnect communities, and inform the transportation life cycle. Community Teams led by local and tribal government officials will compete to receive on-site technical assistance in a 2-day design session with DOT and experts in the field . - See more at: https://www.transportation.gov/opportunity/challenge#sthash.KqzUUEEW.WIQ....

Transportation, Infrastructure, Development see application National Link
Alaska Community Foundation: Strengthening Organizations NGO 06/01/2016

Grant awards will support professional staff and board of directors in their efforts to access tools, develop practical skills, and cultivate support systems needed to effectively achieve the organization’s mission in the areas of leadership development, organizational development, program development, collaboration and community engagement, and evaluation of effectiveness. NOTE: Grant is on a rolling deadline. 6/1/2016 is most recent deadline.

Non-profit Infrastructure, Administrative Support The guidelines state applicants can request up to $10,000, but awards typically range from $3,000 to $5,000. Call anytime to talk with an ACF Program Officer about your project. Alaska Link
Food Safety Outreach Program USDA 06/02/2016

The Food Safety Outreach Program will support projects that encourage those from local communities, community based- and non-governmental organizations, universities, extension, and state and federal agencies to develop and implement food safety outreach programs that facilitate the integration of FSMA food safety guidelines into a variety of agricultural production and processing systems, including conventional, sustainable, and organic systems, among others.

Food Safety, Food Security, Community Development, Sustainable Agriculture. Pilot Projects: (awards not to exceed $50,000); Community Outreach Projects: (awards not to exceed $150,000); and Multistate Education and Training Project: (awards not to exceed $400,000). National. Link
RNRF Sustained Achievement Award Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (RNRF) 06/03/2016

The Sustained Achievement Award recognizes a long-term contribution and commitment to the protection and conservation of natural resources by an individual.

Natural Resources, Conservation of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection. Unknown. National. Link
Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program (SRA) EPA 06/06/2016

SRA awards support pollution prevention through source reduction and resource conservation work. Applicants must demonstrate new or innovative techniques for education or training that promote P2 and source reduction efforts.

Pollution, Mitigation, source reduction, resource conservation, education and training development $10,000 - $147,000 per year National Link
Whitehouse Champions of Change Award Nominations 06/10/2016

President Obama has challenged us all to help win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our competitors in the 21st century.

Know someone who is doing extraordinary things to make a difference in your community? Nominate them to be a Champion of Change. We’ll consider your nominations as we feature people who are bringing about change in their communities on the White House website to share their ideas on how to win the future.

Leadership, Award, Climate Initiatives See Description National Link
Alaska Sustainble Salmon Fund State-funded 06/15/2016

Projects must directly relate to one of the following congressionally authorized uses: Restoring or protecting salmon or
steelhead habitat; Maintenance of salmon or steelhead populations necessary for subsistence fishing.

Conservation, Salmon $4,000,000 total; funding per project varies Alaska Link
Flood Mitigation Assistance FEMA 06/15/2016

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes available federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures that minimize or negate the risk of flood damage to residential or non-residential properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Flood Mitigation, Disaster Mitigation Varies Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Alaska, National, US territories Link
FY 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants FEMA 06/15/2016

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and projects on an annual basis. The PDM program was put in place to reduce overall risk to people and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on federal funding if an actual disaster were to occur.

Disaster Mitigation Varies Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Alaska, National Link
Matching Awards Program NFF 06/16/2016

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.

Outdoors, Forests, Grasslands, Conservation, Restoration, habitat, Water, Wildlife Average rewards have been approximately $27,000. National Link
Matching Awards Program (2) NFF 06/16/2016

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) Matching Awards Program (MAP) provides funding for results-oriented on-the-ground projects that enhance forest health and outdoor experiences on National Forests and Grasslands.

Outdoors, Forests, Grasslands, Conservation, Restoration, habitat, Water, Wildlife Average rewards have been approximately $27,000. National Link
The National Forest Foundation Matching Awards Program The National Forest Foundation 06/16/2016

MAP supports the implementation of on-the-ground conservation and restoration projects that have an immediate, quantifiable impact on the National Forest System. These projects provide a lasting impact to the lands, waters, and wildlife of the National Forest System through the alteration of the physical environment.

Forest conservation/restoration, Land management, National forests, Wildlife conservation/restoration. Requests and awards for funding tend to range anywhere from $25,000-$30,000. No priority/preference. Link
2017 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program USFS 06/17/2016

This request for proposals (RFP) seeks innovative (new, cutting-edge or builds upon existing studies) grant proposals for program development, study, and collaboration that will address strategies in the National Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). Specifically, this RFP is to address the following priority issues: 1) Developing a National Urban Forestry Funding Assessment and Methodology, and 2) Understand Urban Forest Ecosystem/Ecological Services. Funding opportunity # USDA-FS-UCF-01-2017.

Urban Forest, Assessment, Planning $75,000-$300,000 National Link
EPA's Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program Grant EPA 06/17/2016

The Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program Request for Proposals (RFP #EPA-OITA-AIEO-2016-001) is designed to assist Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) to conduct research on environmental and climate change issues within their campus and tribal communities. With this RFP, the EPA is seeking to award several grants of up to $50,000 to enable awardees to prepare course curriculum, conduct their research project, select student participants, and identify equipment and materials necessary to successfully complete their science research study within a one academic year time frame. Specific problems that may be addressed include, but are not limited to: climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, air quality, water quality, and waste management. EPA will be accepting applications for this RFP through Friday, June 17, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). For a copy of the Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program RFP, please visit https://www.epa.gov/tribal/tribal-ecoambassadors-program.

Education, Environmental Restoration, Scientific Research, Climate Adaptation, Mitigation up to $50,000 National Link
National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost-Share Grant Program USDA 06/17/2016

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council is seeking innovative grants proposals for program development, research, and collaboration to address the following two strategic priority issues: proposals that demonstrate the connection between the personal benefits of urban forests and quality of life within a community through community engagement; and proposals that design an urban forestry recruitment program and retention strategies that support existing urban forestry academic curricula. Urban and community forests demonstrate benefits including urban heat island reduction. NOTE: Pre-proposals are due by June 17, see website for details.

Research, Health, Natural Resources, Land, Conservation, Mitigation, Adaptation, Wildlife Individual awards of up to $600,000 Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, National, Alaska Link
USDA Community Connect Grants USDA 06/17/2016

The Community Connect program serves rural communities where broadband service is least likely to be available, but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for citizens. The projects funded by these grants will help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the Internet.

Development, Internet varies National, Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Alaska Link
Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program USDA 06/20/2016

The primary objective of the RCDG program is to improve the economic condition of rural areas by assisting individuals and businesses in the startup, expansion or operational improvement of rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through Cooperative Development Centers. Grants are awarded through a national competition.

Rural Development, Economic development, Business Development, Community Development Maximum Grant Amount up to $200,000 National Link
Coastal Program--Great Lakes Restoration Initiative DOI, FWS 06/21/2016

The Coastal Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides technical and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. The Coastal Program is not a conventional grants program, in that it does not solicit projects through a request for proposals. Instead, projects are developed strategically, in coordination with partners, and with substantial involvement from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) field biologists. The Coastal Program Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding is available to coastal areas within the U.S. portion of the Great Lakes basin which includes parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Conservation, Water, Wildlife, Coastal $40,000-$150,000 Northeast, Great Lakes Link
Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund (NAAFTF) 06/24/2016

Class counsel in the Keepseagle v. Vilsack settlement today announced details about the Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund (NAAFTF), a one-time distribution of $38 million in settlement funds. Awards from this fund will be made on a competitive basis to non-profit organizations, tribal programs and educational institutions which provide agricultural, business, technical or advocacy services to existing and aspiring Native American farmers and ranchers. Note that 6/24/2016 is the deadline for Letters of Intent; there is a webinar to provide technical assistance for applications on June 1, 2016.

Agriculture, Development, Ranching $38,000,000 in total funds National Link
Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) USDA 06/24/2016

The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program. You may receive priority if you are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative, or are proposing a mid-tier value chain. Grants are awarded through a national competition. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a notice published in the Federal Register and through an announcement posted on Grants.gov.

Small Farmers and Ranchers, Sustainable Agriculture, Family Farms, Marketing Opportunities. Maximum Grant Amount: $75,000 for planning grants; $250,000 for working capital grants National. Link
Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants HUD 06/28/2016

Grant Program Status Unknown. The Choice Neighborhoods program targets funding to improve severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted Multifamily housing that is located in distressed neighborhoods. Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which, when implemented, will be expected to achieve the following three core goals:1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and 3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community

Urban Infrastructure, community revitalization Varies, maximum award $30 million Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, National, Alaska Link
Energy and Mineral Development Program BIA, Department of the Interior 07/08/2016

The Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs for the Department of the Interior (Assistant Secretary), through the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), announces funding for awards to Federally-recognized Indian tribes, authorized tribal organizations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations for projects that assess, evaluate, or otherwise promote the processing, use, or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands, particularly feasibility studies of community-scale energy development projects that promote local economic benefits and stronger tribal economies.

Community Development, Energy Development, Economic Development, Resource Development. The estimated total program funding which will be provided for this program is $5,000,000. Individual award ceiling and floor, unknown. National, Tribal Lands. Link
Tribal Energy Development Capacity Program BIA, Department of the Interior 07/08/2016

These awards are intended to complement the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act (25 U.S.C. § 415), which restores the authority of tribes to develop and implement tribal laws governing the leasing of tribal surface trust lands for business and other purposes. The funding described in this Notice is intended to enable eligible recipients to take advantage of the opportunity for self-determination afforded by the HEARTH Act by building capacity through the establishment of organizational structure(s) and/or business entity structure(s) capable of engaging in commercial energy development or management activities.

Community Development, Economic Development, Energy Development, Resource Management. Total funding amount provided under program is approximately $1,500,000. Individual award ceiling and floor undetermined. National, Tribal Lands. Link
FY 2017 Climate Science Centers Re-Competition DOI 07/19/2016

DOI is posting funding for the creation of four Climate Science Centers. Three of the regions – Alaska, Northwest and Southeast – are re-competitions of the hosting arrangements currently in place in those regions. The program announcement invites proposals to host each CSC (including identification of consortium partners), and to determine if their proposed science, partnership, and program support activities and strategies are appropriate to serve in these roles. To facilitate the financial assistance application process, a series of conference calls or webinars will be conducted by the NCCWSC to accommodate inquiries from Applicants about this program and the proposal review, evaluation, and selection process. These 2-hour sessions will be scheduled as follows: May 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. EDT, Eastern Daylight Time
; May 18, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. EDT, Eastern Daylight Time Interested applicants should email Kristen Donahue, kdonahue@usgs.gov, to obtain call-in/web address information.

Climate Science, Partnership, Science Network, Climate Adaptation, Mitigation up to $800,000 National, Alaska, Northwest, Southeast Link
National Climate Change & Wildlife Science Center Program DOI, USGS 07/19/2016

This program was created to ensure that the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center is responsive to the research and management needs of Federal and State agencies to provide science and technical support regarding the impacts of climate change in fish, wildlife, plants and ecological processes. National coordination of research and modeling at regional centers will ensure uniformity of downscaling and forecasting models and standardized information to support management of fish and wildlife resources and regional partnership collaborations. The Climate Science Centers will provide access to the expertise at cooperating universities and supports the mission of the Climate Science Center Program.

Ecological Research, habitat management, fish and wildlife, forecasting models, climate science. Up to $800,000 per award. National. Link
BLM Utah Challenge Cost Share Program BLM, DOI 08/01/2016

The principle purpose of the CCS program is to promote cost-share partnerships with non-federal entities for the purpose of public land management of important resources such as cultural, fisheries, recreation, wildlife, listed and non-listed special status plant species and native plant communities.

Natural Resource Management $2,500-$45,000 Southwest, Utah Link
Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) National Science Foundation (NSF) 08/02/2016

The Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. Research areas include, but are not limited to, the effects of natural selection or other evolutionary processes on populations, communities, or ecosystems; the effects of interspecific interactions that vary over time and space; population or community dynamics for organisms that have extended life spans and long turnover times; feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary processes; pools of materials such as nutrients in soils that turn over at intermediate to longer time scales; and external forcing functions such as climatic cycles that operate over long return intervals.

Environmental Biology, Scientific Research, Ecosystem Science, Community Research, Feedbacks. Awards are not to exceed $90,000 total per year and $450,000 over a five-year effort. The foundation anticipates making six awards annually, pending availability of funds. The solicitation outlines renewal procedures following the initial award. National. Link
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Water for Agriculture Challenge Area USDA 08/04/2016

This AFRI Challenge Area addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Funding will be used to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision makers, public and private managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. The long-term goal of the AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area is to tackle critical water issues by developing both regional systems for the sustainable use and reuse, flow and management of water, and at the watershed and farm scales, water issues focused on production and environmental sustainability efforts. Project types supported within this Challenge area are multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Enhancement (FASE) Grants.

Water Resources, Drought, Flooding, Water Quality, Agriculture varies, total program funding $10,700,000 National Link
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area USDA, NIFA 08/19/2016

This Challenge Area Focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Prevention Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants.

Health, Children's Health, Obesity $6,000,000 total program funding Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, National, Alaska Link

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