Mainstreaming climate change considerations into all Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) activities, and supporting tribal goals to do the same, is a high priority for the administration and the Department of the Interior (DOI). Climate change will bring new challenges to Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. The President's Climate Action Plan identified the BIA as the lead agency to support tribes as they address this challenge.
The Tribal Cooperative Landscape Conservation Program will award up to $1.75 million in order to support federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal colleges when supported by a tribal resolution. Awards will support internships for youth working on projects or performing research directly related to climate change impacts, or ocean and coastal management including the Great Lakes.
Applications due June 22, 2015 & Tribal resolution due July 22, 2015