The purpose of the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program is to enable climate preparedness and resilience in all Indian Affairs programs and for all Federally-recognized Tribal Nations and Alaska Native Villages through technical and financial assistance, access to appropriate science, as well as educational and informational opportunities. The program also includes dedicated collateral support of resilient ocean & coastal management. The Office of Trust Services Program enables Tribal and BIA managers to identify climate resilience strategies to improve outcomes for existing Tribal program operations, and to identify unmet needs for ensuring systemic climate resilience.
The Tribal Climate Resilience Program seeks to empower and support Tribal sovereignty through planning, travel, and capacity building for climate adaptation, ocean & coastal management, relocation, managed retreat, & protect-in-place efforts, as well as intergenerational opportunities for internships and youth engagement. The Tribal Climate Resilience cornerstone Annual Awards Program is able to provide financial support for Federally-recognized Tribal Nations through a competitive funding opportunity to build Tribal resilience capacity. Nine funding categories cover a range of activities, planning and projects.