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FY 2020 Tribal Resilience Program Awards

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Trust Services, Tribal Resilience Program

Program to Support Tribal Resilience Grants and Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning Grants- Federally Recognized Tribes

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian AffairsACTION: Solicitation of Proposals

ELIGIBILITY: Federally recognized tribes listed in the current Federal Register Notice of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is the official listing of all federally recognized tribes in the U.S. pursuant to Section 104 under the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-454; 108 Stat. 4791-4792). The most recent Notice was published in the Federal Register, 84, FR 1200 (February 1, 2019). Tribal organizations, as defined at 25 U.S.C. section 5304(1) are eligible for funding. Other entities may participate as sub-grantees.

SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Trust Services, Tribal Resilience Program (Program) solicits proposals from federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations as defined at 25 U.S.C. section 5304(l) to receive grants to support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management and planning. This program supports tribes preparing for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The Program will provide funding for projects that support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for the impacts of extreme events and harmful environmental trends.

This solicitation contains guidelines and instructions for writing and submitting a proposal. BIA will use a competitive evaluation process based on criteria as stated in Section F. Categories of Funding, Review Criteria and Evaluation of this notice to select projects for funding. If there are questions, please refer to the paragraph below on how to contact the BIA Tribal Resilience staff for assistance.