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:

Solicitation for Proposals for the Grant Program to Build Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) (DOE)
Build tribal capacity for energy resource development or management under the Department of the Interior's Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) grant program. For this program, capacity building refers to developing organizational structures, business entity structures, or developing or enhancing regulatory functions, all related to tribal energy development for the purpose of strengthening tribal capacity for development and management of energy projects. Funding opportunity #: BIA-000-0007-TEDC. Eligibility includes federally recognized Native American governments. Deadline: 10/09/2017.
www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295312


Environmental Sustainability (NSF)
The goal of the Environmental Sustainability program is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. These systems provide ecological services vital for human survival. Research efforts supported by the program typically consider long time horizons and may incorporate contributions from the social sciences and ethics. The program supports engineering research that seeks to balance society's need to provide ecological protection and maintain stable economic conditions. Funding opportunity #: PD-17-7643. Eligibility is unrestricted. Deadline: 10/20/2017.
www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291959


Environmental Engineering (NSF)
The goal of the Environmental Engineering program is to support transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activities on land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery. The program also fosters cutting-edge scientific research for identifying, evaluating, and monitoring the waste assimilative capacity of the natural environment and for removing or reducing contaminants from polluted air, water, and soils. Funding opportunity #: PD-17-1440. Eligibility is unrestricted. Deadline: 10/20/2017.
www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291988


Keepers of the Earth Fund (Cultural Survival)
Cultural Survival is pleased to announce the Keepers of the Earth Fund (KOEF) call for Applications. The KOEF is a small grants fund that supports Indigenous values-based community development. Applications will be viewed with an eye toward innovation, Indigenous values woven into the design of the project, and projects addressing real-time development needs. The connection between Indigenous values and the proposed project should be clearly articulated. The primary purpose of the Keepers of the Earth Fund is to empower grassroots Indigenous communities in establishing their rights and retaining their traditional values. Eligibility includes indigenous-led projects. Deadline: 10/27/2017.
www.culturalsurvival.org/programs/advocacy/koef


Flood Mitigation Assistance (FEMA)
The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) 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 FY17, the FMA Program will prioritize proposals that address community flood risk by setting aside $70 million for this purpose. FEMA 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. Funding opportunity #: DHS-17-MT-029-000-99. Eligibility includes federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Deadline: 11/14/2017.
www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295313


Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants (FEMA)
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (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 $10 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning and projects. Funding opportunity #: DHS-17-MT-047-000-99. Eligibility includes federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Deadline: 11/14/2017.
www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=295314


FY 2018 Species Recovery Grants to Tribes (DOC)
This assistance, provided in the form of grants, can be used to support conservation of endangered, threatened, and candidate or proposed species, as well as post-delisting monitoring of recovered species. Proposals that address the recovery of one of the following critically endangered species are encouraged this year and will be considered a priority for funding: Gulf of Maine Atlantic salmon, white abalone, Cook Inlet beluga whales, Hawaiian monk seals, Pacific leatherback sea turtles, and southern resident killer whales. Funding opportunity #: NOAA-NMFS-PRPO-2018-2005302. Eligibility includes federally recognized tribes and organizations of federally recognized tribes. Deadline: 11/01/2017.
www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html


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/