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U.S. Department of the Interior: Program to Support Tribal Resilience Grants and Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning Grants

Deadline: June 10, 2019

The Tribal Resilience Program (Program) seeks proposals from federally recognized tribes to receive grants to support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management and planning. This program supports tribes preparing for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The Program will provide funding for projects that support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for the impacts of extreme events and harmful environmental trends.

There are six total award categories:

  • Category 1. Trainings and Workshops: Category 1 awards support tribes to design and host tribal training(s) or workshop(s) that will assist tribal leaders, program coordinators, planners, and managers in developing the skills necessary to address extreme events and harmful environmental trends by developing tribal adaptation plans, or management options, through in-person and webinar trainings and workshops.
  • Category 2. Adaptation Planning: Category 2 awards are designed to support tribal governments in the development of adaptation plans, vulnerability assessments, and development of data analysis efforts (including supplementary monitoring) to address extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare.
  • Category 3. Travel Support – Resilience: Category 3 awards are designed to provide access to training and technical workshops that help maintain or build adaptation knowledge and skills for resilience against impacts of extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare. Tribal participation in training and technical workshops ensures tribal voices are included and other practitioners benefit from tribal participation in training, research, and cooperative implementation efforts. Awards support travel for tribal leaders and staff to attend training(s) or workshop(s) or to participate in cooperative resilience and adaptation efforts.
  • Categories 4 and 5: Funding is limited to coastal and Great Lakes coastal tribes.
  • Category 6. Capacity Building Support for Scoping Efforts (to Develop a Category 2 proposal in subsequent award cycles): Category 6 awards support tribes that have limited technical or staffing capacity to hire part time staff or consulting to develop a Category 2 proposal through support to perform risk scoping activities with the community to address extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare. The effort would highlight risks and options that may support ways to begin to plan and build greater capacity for resilience.

Amount: Dependent upon category, as follows:

Adaptation Planning (Categories 1-3)

  • Category 1. Trainings and Workshops (maximum: $150,000)
  • Category 2. Adaptation Planning (maximum: $150,000)
  • Category 3. Travel Support for Adaptation Planning (maximum: $15,000)

Capacity Building (Category 6)

  • Category 6. Capacity Building for Scoping Efforts to Support Development of future Category 2 Proposals (maximum: $50,000)

Eligibility: Federally recognized tribes. Tribal organizations and other entities may participate as sub-grantees to federally recognized Tribes.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314754

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