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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 entries that are accepting applications continuously, the grant deadline column will list "12/31/2024" as the grant deadline. This ensures that those grants will appear immediately after those grants with a set deadline.

Title Organization Sort descending Grant Deadline Description Funding Amount Geography Website
Solar Grant Program Washington Department of Commerce

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: May 25, 2022. Solar Energy grants provide competitive funding to install solar at public buildings and facilities, such as schools, hospitals, civic buildings and wastewater treatment plants, maximum award $250,000 per applicant. Projects must provide 50% of the total project cost, or 33% if developed by federally recognized Tribal Governments or located in highly impacted communities, lower income communities, rural communities. Learn more and apply here.

Categories: Renewable energy, solar, Tribally-owned facilities, highly impacted communities, rural communities

Up to $250,000 ‎Washington Link
SeaDoc Society 2024 Call for Grant Proposals Washington Sea Grant

SeaDoc Society 2024 Call for Grant Proposals. Most Recent Deadline: May 15, 2024. Open Call for Tribal and First Nations Grants (SeaDoc Society) The SeaDoc Society anticipates funding $100,000 for Tribal and First Nations projects. This application is only for Tribal- and First Nation- and Indigenous-led projects. Funding for individual projects will be limited to $50,000. The SeaDoc Society is pleased to launch our annual competitive grants program with the goal of supporting science where more information is needed and expected to directly improve the health of the Salish Sea. Thanks to private donors, we plan to fund a minimum of $250,000 in projects for 2024 with funding for individual projects limited to $50,000. We anticipate awarding two Tribal, First Nations, or indigenous-led projects and three or more through our Open Call for proposals.

Our goal is to support science that results in positive conservation outcomes for pressing environmental issues facing the Salish Sea. Analysis of past SeaDoc-funded work showed that successful projects that (1) defined the conservation need a priori, (2) collaborated with personnel from government agencies, and (3) where researchers built and maintained relationships with natural resource managers and policy makers before, during and after the research. Accordingly, we plan to fund projects where more science will benefit conservation and where investigators can demonstrate plans for including these three components.

Categories: Salish Sea, conservation, environmental issues

Pacific Northwest Link
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Washington State Department of Agriculture

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: January 13, 2022. Specialty crops are defined by the USDA as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops, including floriculture. Projects should enhance the competitiveness of Washington’s specialty crops. grant requests can range from $25,000 to $250,000, for a maximum period of three years. Learn more and apply here.

Categories: Agriculture, specialty crops,

Grant requests can range from $25,000 to $250,000. Washington state Link
Tribal Climate Resilience Program Grants in Washington Washington State Department of Commerce

Most Recent Deadline: June 7, 2024. The Washington State Department of Commerce has consulted with tribes within Washington state to co-design a strategy for the distribution of $50 million of Climate Commitment Act (CCA) dollars that the Washington Legislature appropriated for tribal climate resilience in the 2023-2025 biennium. https://www.commerce.wa.gov/program-index/tribal-climate-resilience-program-grants/

Categories: Resilience, Climate Committment Act

Washington state Link
Family Forest Fish Passage Program Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Most Recent Deadline: July 2024. The Family Forest Fish Passage Program (FFFPP) assists private forestland owners in removing culverts and other stream crossing structures that keep trout, salmon, and other fish from reaching upstream habitat. Road culverts and other structures that are aging, too small, or improperly installed can block fish from reaching their spawning grounds, and young rearing salmon from reaching the ocean. The program funds the replacement of eligible barriers with new structures. Since 2003, some 376 landowners have taken advantage of the program to remove 433 barriers and open more than 1149 miles of stream habitat.

Categories: fish passage, culvert, salmon, trout

Culvert is funded when it becomes a high priority: The culvert or other form of barrier presenting the highest benefit to fish habitat are fixed first. Washignton State Link
Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Program Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office

Most recent deadline: May 1, 2024. The Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account invests revenue raised from Washington’s shorelines into grants that may be used to buy, improve, or protect aquatic lands for public purposes. This program is administered by the WA Recreation & Conservation Office.  Grants may be used for the acquisition, improvement, or protection of aquatic lands for public purposes. They also may be used to provide or improve public access to the waterfront.

Categories: aquatic lands, protection

Max funding depends on the project:
Acquisition: $1 million
Restoration or Improvement: $500,000
Development: $500,000
Combination (acquisition and development or restoration): $1 million. (Not more than $500,000 may be for development or restoration)
Washington Link
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program Western SARE, Montana State University

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: 05/20/2021.The Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program announces the Call for Pre- proposals for Research & Education grants for 2022. With a Research and Education grant, a researcher and at least three (3) Producers work together to develop a proposal to conduct both research and education on a sustainable agriculture topic. Outreach activities may include on-farm/ranch demonstrations, farmer-to-farmer educational activities, and other approaches to assist producer adoption of sustainable agricultural practices. The goal of this program is to achieve results that can be communicated to producers and professionals; sustain and improve the environmental quality and natural resource base on which agriculture depends; improve the profitability of farmers/ranchers and associated agricultural businesses; and enhance the quality of life for farmers/ranchers in their local communities.

Categories: research and education, agriculture, sustainability farming, natural resources, ranching

Projects may be one to three years in length. Total funds requested may not exceed $350,000 over the entire budget period.
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), Research to Grassroots Grant Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: November 17, 2021. These projects take research results from previously funded SARE projects and bring those results into the field through education to agricultural professionals and producers. Learn more and apply here.

Categories: Agriculture, research, education, sustainability, outreach

Funding limit is $100,000 per project. Western US Link
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), Sabbatical Research and Education Grant Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: November 18, 2021. These grants provide an opportunity for faculty around the world to partner with farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, and researchers of the Western U.S. region for conducting research, education, and extension activities. Projects focused on unexplored topics in underserved communities and understudied geographic locations are of special interest. Learn more and apply here.

Categories: Agriculture, research, education, sustainability

Grants cannot exceed $75,000 Western US Link
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), Farmer/Rancher Grant Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: November 1, 2021. With the support and guidance of a technical advisor, farmers and ranchers will integrate research and education to conduct on-site/on-farm experiments to improve production, marketing, and the environment. Learn more and apply here.

Up to $25,000 may be requested if one (1) Producer is involved. Proposals with three (3) or more Producers may request up to $29,900. Western US Link
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), Professional Development Grant Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: November 10, 2021. This grant program focuses on training agricultural professionals to help them spread knowledge about sustainable agriculture concepts and practices. Learn more and apply here.

Funding limit is $100,000 per project. Western US Link
Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaptation Fund Wildlife Conservation Society

Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: April 8, 2022. The Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaptation Fund has released its request for proposals for the 2022 grant cycle. Our program supports projects that advance learning and scale effective climate adaptation interventions to help wildlife, ecosystems, and the people who value and depend on them. All of the application information and materials are posted here.

Categories: Climate change, adaptation, mitigation, conservation, landscape, region, planning, policy

$100,000 - $300,000 United States, International (US Territories) Link