Climate Change Resources

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:

Funding Opportunities:

Colorado Conservation Innovation Grants – Fiscal Year 2017 (USDA)
The NRCS is announcing availability of conservation innovation grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Proposals will be accepted from eligible entities for projects located in Colorado. Eligibility includes federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Funding opportunity #: USDA-NRCS-CO-CIG-17-01. Deadline: 06/02/17.

FY17 and FY18 Tribal Wetland Program Development Grants (USEPA)
This FOA is for projects that will develop or refine tribal government wetland programs with a focus to protect, manage, and restore wetlands. Eligibility includes federally recognized tribal governments and intertribal entities. Funding opportunity number #: EPA-OW-OWOW-17-03. Deadline: 06/05/17.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Partners for Fish and Wildlife 2017 (USFW)
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, USFWS and PFW anticipates funding wetland and associated upland habitat restoration and enhancement projects for conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations, particularly migratory birds. Eligibility includes federally recognized Native American tribal governments and organizations. Funding opportunity #: F17AS00067. Deadline: 06/30/17.

Coastal Program (FWS)
This funding opportunity is to provide direct technical assistance and financial assistance to coastal communities and landowners to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Projects should specify benefits for species and habitats considering the expected effects of climate change. Eligibility includes federally recognized tribal governments. Funding opportunity #: F17AS00014. Deadline: 08/30/17.

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.
Searchable database of all discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

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.

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.

Tribal Energy Program (US Dept. of Energy)
Provides links to funding opportunities with various government entities.