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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:


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!

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 Deadline 03/07/2019.

Notice of Intent: Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2019
DOE’s Office of Indian Energy may solicit applications from Indian Tribes, which for purposes of this FOA, include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to: (1) Install energy efficiency measure(s) and/or energy generating system(s) for Tribal Building(s); (2) Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on Tribal lands; (3) Install energy system(s) for autonomous operation to power a single or multiple essential tribal facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience. DOE envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of grants. Deadline to apply 03/12/2019
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0002031. DOE’s Office of Indian Energy plans to issue the FOA on the EERE Exchange website

Solicitation of Proposals to Build Tribal Energy Development Capacity
The goal of the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program is to develop tribal management, organizational and technical capacity needed to maximize the economic impact of energy resource development on Indian land. The TEDC grant gives tribes the ability to develop or enhance their business and regulatory environment for energy resource development. Proposed projects must include building tribal capacity to: develop organizational structures, business entity structures, or develop or enhance regulatory functions. All of the functions are related to building tribal energy development capacity for the purpose of strengthening tribal capacity for development and management of energy projects. Deadline to apply 03/15/2019
Funding Opportunity Number: BIA-000-0009-TEDC. For more information and to apply, go to

WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Resiliency.
The objective of this FOA is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supplies; improve water management; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Indian Tribes are included as eligible applicants. Deadline to apply 03/27/2019
Funding opportunity number: BOR-DO-19-F003. For more information and to apply, go to

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

Call for Request for Proposals: Exploring Scenario Planning with Tribes in the Colorado River Basin
The Sonoran Institute and the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy are seeking tribal communities in the Colorado River Basin that are interested in using exploratory scenario planning to assist in a planning or decision-making process that engages multiple stakeholders around water resource issues. Deadline to apply 04/05/2019 by 5pm.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Sonoran Institute at 602-466-3031 or

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.
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.

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.