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.

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Title Organization Grant Deadline Description Category Funding Amount Geography Website
WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWMP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) 05/04/2016

The objective of this funding opportunity announcement is to invite eligible entities to submit proposals for Phase I activities to establish or further develop a watershed group. Funding provided under this announcement may be used to develop a mission statement, project concepts, and/or a restoration plan. Funding opportunity #R16-FOA-DO-008.

Watershed Restoration, Planning $100,000 West Link
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes Grants Americorps 05/04/2016

AmeriCorps seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in economic opportunity, education, veterans and military families, and disaster services in Native American communities. Through this grant competition, CNCS will continue to focus on national service programs that: • Improve academic outcomes for children, youth, and young adults - reflecting the extensive experience and past success of national service programs in education; • Serve veterans and military families or engage veterans and military families in service; • Increase community resiliency through disaster preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation; and • Increase economic opportunities for communities and AmeriCorps members.

Veteren Services, Disaster Preparation, Education varies Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, National, Alaska Link
WaterSMART: Cooperative Watershed Management Program Grants BoR, DOI 05/04/2016

The Cooperative Watershed Management Program (CWMP) contributes to the WaterSMART strategy by providing funding to watershed groups to encourage diverse stakeholders to form local solutions to address their water management needs. The purpose of the CWMP is to improve water quality and ecological resilience, conserve water, and reduce conflicts over water through collaborative conservation efforts in the management of local watersheds.

Conservation, Natural Resource Management $100,000-$1,000,000 Northwest, Southwest, Western US Link
EPA Region 7 Wetlands Program Development Grants EPA 05/05/2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to build or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs.

Wetlands, Conservation, Scientific Data $100,000-$300,000 EPA Region 7; Midwest Link
Explore Fund--The North Face Annual Grant The North Face (Corporation) 05/05/2016

The North Face Explore Fund provides $500,000 annually in grants to nonprofit organizations working in powerful and creative ways to encourage participants to experience outdoor activities and develop an enduring appreciation of the outdoors. Since its founding in 2010, the Explore Fund has provided more than 400 grants to nonprofit organizations that serve thousands of people in communities around the country. The Explore Fund reflects a significant commitment by The North Face to introduce more people to the joy of exploring the outdoors and the natural world.

Environmental Education $5,000-$25,000 National Link
Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants NIH (National Institutes of Health) 05/05/2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental health action plan based on research findings.

Public Health, Environmental Risks, Community Health. The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. National. Link
Household Water Well System Grants USDA 05/09/2016

This program helps qualified non-profits and Tribes create a revolving loan fund (RLF) to extend access to clean, reliable water to households in eligible rural areas.

Food/Water Security, Water Systems Development, Community Development, Infrastructure Development. Unknown. National. Rural areas and towns with 50, 000 or fewer people - check eligible addresses. Tribal Lands in rural areas. Colonias Link
Pollution Prevention Information Network (PPIN) Grants EPA 05/09/2016

Pollution Prevention Grant Program funds grants or cooperative agreements that implement pollution prevention technical assistance services and/or training for businesses and support projects that utilize pollution prevention techniques to reduce and/or eliminate pollution from air, water and/or land. EPA plans to award approximately $7.94 million in P2 grants: $3.97 million in FY 2016 and $3.97 million in FY 2017.

Pollution Prevention, Conservation, Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Reduction See grant description Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, National, Alaska, Midwest Link
Regional Conservation Partnership Program USDA 05/10/2016

Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), NRCS seeks to co-invest with partners in innovative, workable, and cost-effective approaches to benefit farming, ranching, and forest operations, local economies, and the communities and resources in a watershed or other geographic area. RCPP partners develop project applications, as described in this notice, to address specific natural resource objectives in a proposed area or region. Partnering organizations design, promote, implement, and evaluate the project outcomes. NRCS will select final RCPP projects following a two-phase application process that includes: (1) a pre- proposal application and (2) a full-proposal application. NRCS will assess and evaluate RCPP project applications against four criteria: solutions, contributions, innovation, and participation. The full-proposal process is only open to applicants whose pre-proposal applications are selected by the agency to go forward from the pre-proposal stage.

Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Farming, Forestry, Ranching, Watershed, Collaboration Award ceiling is $10,000,000 National, International (US Territories) Link
Farmers Market Promotion Program USDA 05/12/2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), AMS, requests applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) to competitively award grants to eligible applicants for projects that establish, expand, and promote direct producer-to-consumer marketing.

Farmers Market, Local Foods, Sustainability, Bioregionalism, Sustainable Agriculture, Community Development. Capacity Building: Minimum grant award is $50,000. Maximum award is $250,000. Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance: Minimum grant award is $250,000. Maximum award $500,000. United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Link
Local Food Promotion Program USDA 05/12/2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), requests applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to competitively award grants to eligible applicants to plan or implement projects that assist in the development, improvement, and/or expansion of intermediary local and regional food business supply chain activities (e.g. activities that do not involve direct producer‐to‐consumer sales). Approximately $13 million is available to fund applications under this solicitation.  

Local Foods Promotion, Local Agriculture, Bioregionalism, Sustainability. LFPP planning grant award levels range from $25,000 to $100,000. LFPP implementation grant award levels range from $100,000 to $500,000. An applicant is limited to one LFPP award in a funding year. LFPP funding will be available for use beginning September 30, 2016. United States, the District of Columbia, Tribal Governments, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Link
EPA Region 5 Wetlands Program Development Grants EPA 05/13/2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to build or refine state/tribal/local government wetland programs.

Wetlands, Conservation, Scientific Data $50,000-$500,000 EPA Region 5; Midwest, Great Lakes Link
ACEP Agricultural Land Easements USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon 05/16/2016

Under the Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) component, NRCS helps Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land.

Agriculture, land use Under the Agricultural Land component, NRCS may contribute up to 50 percent of the fair market value of the agricultural land easement. Oregon Link
Pollution Prevention Information Network Grant Program (PPIN) EPA 05/17/2016

The PPIN grant program funds grants/cooperative agreements that support a national network of P2 information centers that coordinate training and information resources across the nation to minimize any duplication of effort among state programs. The centers offer training and promote new P2 technologies.

Pollution, Mitigation $60,000 - $110,000 National Link
FY 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Climate Resilience Program Funding Opportunity BIA 05/23/2016

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announces funding for awards to support tribal climate change adaptation, ocean and coastal management planning, and youth internships focused on climate adaptation. Awards are subject to available funding.

Climate Resilience, $50,000-$250,000; depends on project type 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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