Tribal Engagement in Regional Ocean Partnership Priorities
Funding Amount: $1,000,000 / Award Ceiling: $200,000
This program complements a separate funding program for established Regional Ocean Partnerships (ROPs), which seeks to enhance and sustain the efforts of the established ROPs to coordinate interstate and intertribal management of ocean and coastal management issues. The scope of work under this program focuses on encouraging or enhancing tribal involvement in or engagement with established ROPs, and/or tribal activities related to ROP priority actions. Proposals submitted under this competition.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are U.S. federally-recognized Indian Tribes that have current and/or ancestral interests in a region with an established Regional Ocean Partnership and wish to pursue coastal land ocean activities that align with Regional Ocean Partnership priorities. The establishedRegional Ocean Partnerships are: the Gulf of Mexico Alliance(https://gulfofmexicoalliance.org/); the West Coast Ocean Alliance(https://westcoastoceanalliance.org/); the Northeast Regional Ocean Council(https://www.northeastoceancouncil.org/); and, the Mid Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean(https://www.midatlanticocean.org/). Tribal-serving organizations may apply on behalf of one or more tribes, but must include a letter(s) from the tribe(s) confirming tribal leadership support forNotice of Federal Funding Page 2 of 32the application and describing how the tribe will be involved in the proposed work. This funding announcement is supported by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA, Public Law 117-58), 135 STAT. 1356 (Nov. 15, 2021).