Funding Announcement: BIA Tribal Resilience Funding

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Tribal Resilience Program (Program). The Program will provide funding for tribal activities that support tribal resilience and/or and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate the science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare.

Two solicitations are available:

  1. The solicitation for federally-recognized tribes is available on,named BIA-TR-2019-0001. It is also linked here on the BIA Tribal Resilience site.
  2. The solicitation for not-for-profit, non-governmental tribal organizations and associations, and tribally-controlled colleges and universities (TCUs), referred to as “tribal organization(s)” is available on, named BIA-TR-2019-0002. It is also linked here on the BIA Tribal Resilience site.

Tribal applications will receive priority. Please see the BIA Tribal Resilience webpage for more information (fillable coversheets, fillable application forms for Categories 3,5, and 6, FAQs, helpful contacts, a summary of previous awards, etc.)

Additional details, including evaluation criteria, are enclosed in the Notice of Funding.

Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time/9 p.m. Eastern Time. Send completed proposals to resilience.funding or by hard copy to:

Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe, Attention: Tribal Resilience

Grant Officer, Central Office Acquisitions

Bureau of Indian Affairs

12220 Sunrise Valley Dr.

Reston, VA 20191

If you or your staff have questions on the application process, please contact Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe: jo.metcalfe, or resilience.funding, (703) 390-6410. For questions about the BIA’s Tribal Resilience Program, please contact Rachael Novak, (505) 563-5253 or rachael.novak.

Tribal Liaison Job: Climate Resilience in NM

Job announcement: Tribal Liaison for New Mexico at the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (SC CASC)

This position manages relationships between the SC CASC and its Tribal partners in New Mexico. The liaison will be responsible for working closely with partners from a variety of Tribes, Pueblos, and inter-tribal organizations in New Mexico to develop and deliver training on climate adaptation and related topics, provide support to communities seeking or engaged in adaptation activities, and work to identify and reduce barriers to implementing Tribal adaptation activities. See this link for more details. hashtag