Tribal Government

Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers $750,000.00

This notice announces the availability of funds for fiscal year (FY) 2021 and solicits applications from community-based and non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Tribal entities to compete for financial assistance through the Outreach and technical assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (hereinafter referred to as the “2501 Program”).The overall goal of the 2501 Program is to encourage and assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, veteran farmers and ranchers, and beginning farmers and ranchers with owning and operating farms and ranches and in participating equitably in the full range of agricultural, forestry, and related programs offered by USDA. In partnership with the OPPE, eligible entities may compete for funding on projects that provide education and training in agriculture, agribusiness, forestry, agriculturally related services, and USDA programs, and to conduct outreach initiatives designed to accomplish those goals. This partnership includes working closely with OPPE, attend OPPE-led events in your proposed service territory, and collaborate with your State Food and Agriculture Council (SFAC). The SFAC consists of leadership in each state of the following agencies: Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development.
Community Air Grants $300,000.00

The purpose of the Community Air Grants is to provide community-based organizations with logistical and technical assistance to support their efforts in improving local air quality. Projects are intended to further the purposes of AB 617 and AB 32 by designing and executing projects that build capacity in communities through supporting community-based organizations’ and community members’ participation in the Community Air Protection Program. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The following are eligible to apply for a Community Air Grants: 1) A California community-based organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 2) A California organization, not affiliated with a local, municipal, city, county, or state governmental agency or entity, and holding a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as the Grantee, in partnership with a California community-based organization without Section 501(c)(3) status designated as a sub-grantee, and 3) A California Native American Tribe.  For the purposes of this grant, this includes all Federally Recognized Tribes, and other California Native American Tribes, as defined by Governor’s Executive Order B-10-11. The total funding available for this project is $10 million.

Incentive grants help owners replace older high-polluting  vehicles and equipment with newer models that have much lower emissions —or zero emissions. In addition to funding mobile sources, grant funds may also be used to reduce greenhouse gases, toxic and smog-forming pollutants at stationary sources and may fund infrastructure projects such as zero-emission charging stations. Incentive funds also support implementation of AB 617 (C. Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) programs and local strategies that air districts and communities identify through AB 617 Community Emissions Reduction Programs.
Scientists in Parks Internship Program - Natural Resource Stewardship $3,000,000.00

The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Internship Program provides opportunities for college students, recent graduates, and early career professionals to complete paid internship projects designed to apply the best available science, resource management principles, and interpretation techniques to natural resource stewardship needs in national parks.
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity $5,000,000.00

Through this Indigenous Communities NOFO, EDA aims to assist indigenous communities to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the pandemic, indigenous communities faced high levels of economic distress and unique economic development challenges, resulting in severe inequalities in opportunity for members of these communities. The pandemic greatly exacerbated those challenges and inequities and will continue to cause deep economic injury to indigenous communities in unprecedented ways.EDA’s American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities NOFO is designed to support indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. Under this announcement, EDA solicits applications under the authority of its Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program, which is intended to be flexible and responsive to the economic development needs and priorities of indigenous communities. Competitive applications for funding under this NOFO will propose projects designed to create the conditions for economic growth in indigenous communities and to accelerate economic recovery from the pandemic. These projects can include foundational economic infrastructure projects, such as such as broadband, energy, road, water, and wastewater infrastructure (including community water facilities); vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities that are necessary for future job creation. Projects can also include non-construction projects to provide technical assistance to support business development, entrepreneurship assistance, economic development planning, rural prosperity, and workforce training in indigenous communities. Further, EDA seeks to fund projects representing diverse geographies, from rural and urban settings to projects on or near tribal lands.EDA plans on funding construction and non-construction projects that cost between approximately $500,000 and $5,000,000 under this NOFO.
FY21 Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) $10,100,000.00

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) has been published. This notice announces the availability of approximately $10.1 million for projects in four categories: safety plans; data assessment, improvement, and analysis activities; systemic roadway departure countermeasures; and infrastructure improvement and other eligible activities as listed in 23 U.S.C.148(a)(4). The goal of these projects is to reduce fatalities and serious injuries from transportation incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes. For complete instructions on preparing and submitting an application for TTPSF, please download the application, application information, systemic roadway departure risk assessment form (if applicable) and NOFO at Applications will NOT be submitted on Instead, please use the "apply now" button on the program web page.
Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program $1,000,000.00

The primary objective of the program is to provide grants to Agriculture Innovation Centers that will provide technical assistance to agricultural producers to market value-added agricultural products.
Klamath River Coho Restoration Grant Program (Program) Administration $2,700,000.00

Questions regarding application and submission information and award administration may be submitted to the attention of Ms. Leanne Henderson, Grants Officer, as follows:
Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program $10,000,000.00

The primary objective of the RISE program is to support jobs accelerator partnerships to improve the ability of distressed rural and energy communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The minimum award per grant is $500,000 and the maximum award amount per grant is $2,000,000. Grant funds may be used to pay for up to 80 percent of eligible project costs. Grant funds may be used to pay for costs directly related to the purchase or construction of an innovation center located in a rural area; costs directly related to operations of an innovation center including purchase of equipment, office supplies, and administrative costs including salaries directly related to the project; costs directly associated with support programs to be carried out at or in direct partnership with job accelerators; reasonable and customary travel expenses directly related to job accelerators and at rates in compliance with 2 CFR 200.474; utilities, operating expenses of the innovation center and job accelerator programs and associated programs; and administrative costs of the grantee not exceeding 10% of the grant amount for the duration of the project.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for NRCS’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Program for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 $1,000,000.00

SUMMARY INFORMATION Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture – NRCS Notice of Funding Opportunity Title: Notice of Funding Opportunity for NRCS’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Program for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NHQ-WMBP-21-NOFO0001116 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA): This program is listed in the Assistance Listings under the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 10.933 Notice of Funding Opportunity Summary NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $5 million in Wetland Mitigation Banking Program (WMBP) grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the Wetland Conservation Compliance provisions of the 1985 Food Security Act (as amended). WMBP is a competitive grants program accepting proposals from qualified applicants with the expertise and capacity to operate and manage all aspects of a wetland mitigation bank. Eligible entities include Federally recognized Native American tribal governments, State and local units of government, for-profit entities, small businesses, special district governments, nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, and public and State controlled institutions of higher education. Applications will be accepted from eligible entities to carry out projects in any of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Caribbean Area (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), and the Pacific Islands Area (Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). Priority will be given to banks based in locations with significant numbers of individual wetlands, wetland acres, and conservation compliance requests. According to NRCS data, these locations include the Prairie Pothole Region, Nebraska Rainwater Basin Region, and the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, South Dakota, Georgia, and Ohio. For new users of, see Section D.1. of the full announcement for information about steps required before submitting an application via Key Dates Applicants must submit their applications via by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on August 16, 2021. For technical issues with, contact Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726 or Awarding agency staff cannot support applicants regarding accounts. Questions regarding this notice of funding opportunity (NFO) may be submitted until July 22, 2021. Responses to questions posed will be posted on approximately two weeks before the application due date. A webinar for potential WMBP applicants is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on July 20, 2021. Participate in the webinar by using the coordinates below: Step 1: Dial into the conference. Dial-in: 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694 Access Code: 2318215# Need an international dial-in number? Step 2: Join the conference on your computer. Entry Link: The agency anticipates making selections by October 1, 2021 and expects to execute awards by January 01, 2022. Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $400,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $1,000,000. The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded. These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period. Federal Financial Assistance Training The funding available through this NFO is Federal financial assistance. Grants 101 Training is highly recommended for those seeking knowledge about Federal financial assistance. The training is free and available to the public via It consists of five modules covering each of the following topics: 1) laws, regulations, and guidance; 2) financial assistance mechanisms; 3) uniform guidance administrative requirements; 4) cost principles; and 5) risk management and single audit. FPAC agencies also apply Federal financial assistance regulations to certain non-assistance awards (e.g., non-assistance cooperative agreements). See the Related Documents tab of this opportunity for the full announcement.
California Conservation Agreements $75,000.00

Emphasis will be placed on projects that provide technical assistance to NRCS staff in the implementation of Farm Bill conservation programs in California counties. NRCS seeks collaboration with conservation partners and outside entities to perform conservation planning on private lands and complete conservation plans under NRCS conservation planning policy.