Advancing Tribal Nature-Based Solutions Grant

Grant Deadline
First Nations Development Institute

Deadline to Apply: May 22, 2024. Tribes and Native communities are on the front lines of climate change, experiencing extreme weather, rising sea levels, extended drought, warming temperatures, and melting permafrost. The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report demonstrates that climate change affects Indigenous peoples more severely and earlier than other populations. Many tribes and Native communities are located in remote and coastal locations, which increases their vulnerabilities to flooding and wildfire. Furthermore, subsistence and cultural practices rely on healthy ecosystems that are stewarded by Native peoples. To support climate action that addresses adaptation and disaster preparation First Nations established the second project under its newly created Climate Initiative, Advancing Tribal Nature-Based Solutions. This project is designed to provide tribes and Native nonprofits with resources to support climate action that addresses adaptation and disaster preparation (e.g., wildfires, flooding, drought) through the application of nature-based solutions based on Native knowledge. For more information and to apply, visit:

Funding Amount
Total requested funds in project budgets under this funding opportunity should not exceed $200,000.
Tribes, Tribal § 7871 entities, Native-controlled nonprofits, and Native-controlled community organizations located in the United States or U.S. territories are eligible to apply. First Nations defines “Native-controlled” as an organization in which a majority of the Board of Directors and leadership team (more than 50%) are Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian. Types of eligible applicants include, but are not limited to: Federal- and State-Recognized Tribal Governments and Departments, Native-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofits, Native-controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship, Native §7871 Organizations