Resources:

Climate Change Resources

Funding
The funding opportunities provided here may assist tribes in addressing climate change through a broad range of sectors. Also, see the Tribal Climate Change Funding and Program Guide maintained by the Pacific Northwest Tribal Climate Change Project at the University of Oregon: envs.uoregon.edu/tribal-climate/


Funding Opportunities:

2019:

Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Projects
To aid youth in advocating for the health of our communities, NIHB is offering Community Changemaker Grants. These grants are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a youth-led health event. They are open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14-24 years old Deadline to apply ASAP, until funding is gone!
https://www.nihb.org/for_youth/changemaker_grants.php.


2019 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program (EESLR)
This solicitation is to improve adaptation and planning in response to regional and local effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to facilitate informed adaptation planning and coastal management decisions through a multidisciplinary research program that results in integrated models and tools of dynamic physical and biological processes capable of evaluating vulnerability and resilience under multiple SLR, inundation, and management scenarios. Eligible applicants include Indian Tribal Governments and tribal colleges. Deadline: 01/16/2019.
Funding opportunity number: NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2019-2005813 at www.grants.gov.


Tribal Clean Water Act Section 319 Competitive Grant Request for Applications
EPA is soliciting applications pursuant to Section 319 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) from eligible tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and implement watershed projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) impairments on a watershed-wide basis. Eligible entities are strongly encouraged to submit applications that develop and/or implement watershed-based plans designed to restore NPS-impaired waters and protect waters from NPS pollution. Deadline: 01/24/2019.
Funding opportunity number EPA-OW-OWOW-19-01 at www.grants.gov.


Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
The FMA Grant Program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In FY18, the FMA Program will prioritize proposals that address community flood risk by setting aside $70 million for this purpose. FMA will seek to fund two types of community flood mitigation activities: Advance Assistance for flood mitigation design and development of community flood mitigation projects and mitigation projects that address community flood risk for the purpose of reducing NFIP flood claim payments. Applicants must submit applications via the Mitigation eGrants system on the FMA Grants Portal: https://portal.fema.gov. Applicants may submit a maximum of 1 advanced assistance and 1 community mitigation project sub-application. Eligible entities: Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized), state governments and others. Deadline: 01/31/2019.
Funding opportunity number: DHS-18-MT-029-000-99 at www.grants.gov.


Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
The PDM program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters.
FEMA will provide allocations of $575,000 as required by the Stafford Act to states and territories; and a tribal set aside of $15 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning and projects. The remaining PDM funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives.
Applicants must submit applications via the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal: https://portal.fema.gov. Applicants may submit a maximum of 9 project sub-applications notwithstanding any project(s) submitted for the state/territory allocation or tribal set aside. In addition, any state or tribe willing to serve as the applicant for a multi-state or tribal activity may submit one additional plan or project sub application. Eligible entities: Native American Tribal governments (federally recognized), state governments, and others. Deadline 01/31/2019.
Funding opportunity number: DHS-18-MT-047-000-99 at www.grants.gov.


Native American Congressional Internship
nine-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. View the application and visit https://www.udall.gov for more information. Deadline 01/31/2019.


Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
Up to $7,000 is awarded to 50 sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment. Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meeting alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership in a growing and active alumni network. Applications must be submitted through a Udall faculty representative at the student's college or university. For more information, visit us at https://www.udall.gov. Deadline 03/07/2019.


National Clean Diesel Campaign (EPA: Office of Transportation & Air Quality)
EPA is soliciting applications nationwide for Tribal projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and diesel emissions exposure, particularly from fleets located in areas designated as having poor air quality. EPA anticipates $2 million will be awarded to eligible Tribal applicants. EPA will hold two upcoming webinars about the FY 2018 Tribal DERA RFA. The first will be on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. (ET). The second will be on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (ET). Deadline to apply 04/03/2019.
Webinar information and links are available at https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-diesel-tribal-grants#2018rfp.


No-Cost Technical Assistance Opportunities:

Conservation Innovation Grants (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)
This program is designed to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation technologies and approaches, while leveraging federal investment in environmental enhancement in conjunction with agricultural production. The CIG program does not fund research projects, rather it is used to apply or demonstrate previously proven conservation approaches that have a high likelihood of success. The CIG program funds projects that target innovative, on-the-ground conservation, such as pilot projects and field demonstrations. A proposed project must encompass the development, testing, evaluation, and monitoring of: 1) conservation adoption approaches or incentive systems; 2) promising conservation technologies, practices, systems, procedures, or approaches; or 3) environmental soundness with goals of environmental protection and natural resources enhancement. Program has offered climate-related funding opportunities in the past. Eligibility: State, local, or Tribal governments; non-governmental organizations; or individuals.
www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/cig


Grants.gov
Searchable database of all discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.
www.grants.gov/applicants/find_grant_opportunities.jsp


Landscape Conservation Cooperatives – LCCs (Dept. of Interior)
LCCs are a network of partnerships working for the sustainability of America's land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. Partnerships include federal, state, and local governments, tribes, universities, NGOs, landowners, as well as other stakeholders. These cooperatives (21 in total, representing different geographic areas of the country) build upon existing science and conservation efforts that preserve water and land resources, as well as cultural partnerships. Periodically, LCCs offer grants that support their core functions.
www.fws.gov/science/SHC/lcc.html


Seventh Generation Fund
The Seventh Generation Fund is an Indigenous non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas. It offers an integrated program of advocacy, small grants, training and technical assistance, media experience and fiscal management, lending its support and extensive expertise to Indigenous grassroots communities. Its Sustainable Communities Program Area provides seed money, organizational support and technical training to Native grassroots community-based projects striving for holistic community health and renewal. It supports traditional agricultural methods, renewable forms of energy and sustainable strategies for development that preserve or restore traditional life-ways for future generations.
http://7genfund.org/index.php


Tribal Energy Program (US Dept. of Energy)
Provides links to funding opportunities with various government entities.
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/

EPA Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities Program
EPA's Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Communities Program helps communities, states, tribes and others understand risks associated with contaminated or potentially contaminated properties, called brownfields, and learn how to assess, safely clean up and sustainably reuse them. EPA funds three organizations—Kansas State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Center for Creative Land Recycling—to serve as independent sources of technical assistance. Each of these TABs has an extensive network of partners, contractors and other contacts that provides services across the country. They help communities tackle a variety of challenges related to identifying, assessing, cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields. The technical assistance comes at no cost to communities. Applications Due: Not Applicable. Eligible Entities: State, local and tribal governments.
For more information, visit the technical assistance description.
On Request Technical Assistance from DOE Office of Indian Energy
The DOE Office of Indian Energy provides federally recognized Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages, tribal energy resource development organizations, and other organized tribal groups and communities, with technical assistance to advance tribal energy projects at no cost. Technical experts from DOE and its national laboratories, along with other partnering organizations, provide support to assist Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages with energy planning, housing and building energy efficiency, project development, policy and regulation, resilience, and village power. Applications Due: Not Applicable. Eligible Entities: Tribal governments
For more information, visit the technical assistance description.
NREL Solar Technical Assistance Team
The Solar Technical Assistance Team (STAT) Network gathers NREL solar technology and deployment experts to provide unbiased information on solar policies and issues for state and local government decision makers. The expert assistance is intended to support legislators, regulators, state agencies, and their staff members in making informed decisions about solar projects and policies. The STAT Network is a project of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office that is implemented in partnership with NREL. Applications Due: Not Applicable. Eligible Entities: State and local governments.
For more information, visit the technical assistance description.
NREL Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Team
The Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Team is a network of energy efficiency policy and implementation experts who provide timely, unbiased expertise to assist policymakers and regulators in making informed decisions about energy efficiency programs and policies. Requests for technical assistance must be submitted by state officials, including state legislative or regulatory bodies and their staff members. Applications Due: Not Applicable. Eligible Entities: State and local governments.
For more information, visit the technical assistance description.