Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons- Alaska, Northwest, Southwest CASC Regions

Award Amount
$600,000.00
Maximum Amount
$600,000.00
Assistance Type
Funding Source
Implementing Entity
Due Date
Where the Opportunity is Offered
All of California
Eligible Applicant
Additional Eligibility Information
Tribal non-profit, non-governmental organizations that serve federally recognized tribes and tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCUs) are eligible for funding. Other entities may participate as sub-grantees.
Contact
Jo Ann Metcalfe
Description

The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through Bureau of Indian Affair’s Office of Trust Services (BIA), hereby solicits proposals from tribal non-profit, non-governmental organizations, and tribally controlled colleges or universities, to enter into a cooperative agreement for the support of tribal climate science needs through the hiring of a tribal climate resilience liaison in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs). The agreement provides a mechanism for the BIA to provide the selected Tribal organizations with non-recurring funding for mutually agreed upon tasks in keeping with the climate science needs of the BIA and all tribal communities in the Northwest, Southwest, and Alaska CASC regions (learn more and see map of DOI Climate Adaptation Science Centers here: https://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/climate-adaptation-science-centers). The BIA’s Office of Trust Services, Tribal Climate Resilience Program, will evaluate all proposals and select three tribal organization (one per region) to hire: Alaska: up to three* tribal climate resilience liaisons to be hosted at the Alaska CASC, Anchorage, AK, or University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK**. Northwest: up to two* tribal climate resilience liaison to be hosted at the Northwest CASC, Corvallis, OR, or University of Washington, Seattle, WA**. Southwest: up to two* tribal climate resilience liaison to be hosted at the Southwest CASC, Tucson, Arizona**. *Final number of liaisons contingent on funding availability. **Final hosting location may be determined between the regional CASC and the selected tribal organizations, but will allow for proximity and communication between the liaison(s) and the CASC. See Related Document for more information.

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