Bureau of Indian Affairs Endangered Species Program

Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

Most recent deadline: January 13, 2023.The Bureau of Indian Affairs has announced plans to provide funding (of up to $150,000 per applicant) in an effort to support restoration, management, and economic development, of “tribal trust resources”, as they are defined in the FOA attachment: "Those natural resources, either on or off Indian lands, retained by, or reserved by or for Indian tribes through treaties, statutes, judicial decisions, and executive orders, which are protected by a fiduciary obligation on the part of the U.S." (BIA, Endangered Species Program, Ranking Criteria and Application Process). As highlighted in the application process, the project proposals are expected to promote tribal revenue, through the utilization of these resources. Therefore, significant effort and concern should be placed in the preservation of important natural and traditional resources. BIA Northwest Region website: https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/northwest.

Endangered Species, Tribal Trust Resources, Restoration, Management, Economic Development
Funding Amount: 
The maximum funding request is $120,000 per application. The funding request cannot include the tribal indirect rate.
Matching Funds: 
Eligibility is limited to Federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments (Tribes and inter-tribal organizations authorized under P.L. 93-638).
Contact Information: 
BIA Regional Contact: Rudy Peone, Natural Resource Officer rudy.peone@bia.gov Address: BIA, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland Oregon 97232 Contact Robert Compton – Rangeland Mgt. Spec. (robert.compton) for a copy of the funding announcement, if needed. Or contact ATNI’s Tribal Liaison for the Tribal Resilience Program, Chas Jones (cejones).