The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced a request for proposals to support Tribes in adapting to the challenges of climate change in tribal communities, especially with respect to ocean and coastal management planning.
The competitive grants are for tribal adaptation, training, and travel support (to participate in technical workshops, forums, and cooperative efforts). Awards are available only to federally recognized tribes and P.L. 93-638 eligible intertribal organizations. As in FY 2013, smaller grants are available for tribal staff travel to technical climate adaptation management planning sessions, technical sessions, and workshops, and to serve as representatives at Department of Interior Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, regional (ocean) planning bodies, and other cooperative climate adaptation organizations or technical groups. FY 2013 proposals that were submitted in November 2013, but not selected, will be retained in the applicant pool for consideration in this solicitation. The application deadline is April 30, 2014.
ln addition to the FY 2014 grants, each BIA Region will have a small amount of funding to organize or support tribal sponsored workshops and for tribal participation in training sessions and climate change organizations.
For information on your BIA regional office climate change contact and for information on the grant application process, visit: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-025664.pdf.