Tribal Engagement in Regional Ocean Partnership Priorities


Deadline passed. Most recent deadline: August 30, 2023. NOAA announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million for federally-recognized Tribes to support tribal participation in or engagement with existing regional ocean partnerships, with funding provided through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. This Tribal funding complements a separate funding program for established regional ocean partnerships, which seeks to enhance and sustain the efforts of the established partnerships to coordinate inter-state and inter-Tribal management of ocean and coastal management issues. This Tribal engagement funding opportunity focuses on encouraging or enhancing Tribal participation with established regional ocean partnerships, and/or Tribal activities related to partnership priority actions. Learn more and apply here.

Funding Amount
$50,000 - $200,000
Matching Funds
U.S. federally-recognized Indian Tribes that have current and/or ancestral interests in a region with an established Regional Ocean Partnership and wish to pursue coastal and ocean activities that align with Regional Ocean Partnership priorities
Contact Information
Kris Wall, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, 541-843-0252,