Tribal Government

Title Due Date Maximum Award Amount Description
CalEPA Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grant $50,000.00

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program offers funding opportunities authorized by California Code of Regulations Title 27, Division 1, Chapter 3, Article 1 to assist eligible non-profit community organizations and federally-recognized Tribal governments address environmental justice issues in areas disproportionately affected by environmental pollution and hazards. The EJ Small Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

2021 Notice of Funding Availability

In March 2021, CalEPA announced it is accepting applications for its 2021 grant cycle. For each project, the maximum grant amount is $50,000. CalEPA plans to announce the grant awards in the fall of 2021. The grant term will be 18 months, approximately from fall 2021 through Spring 2023.
2021 National Fish Passage Program $2,000,000.00

Contact local FAC field Program or Service Regional staff prior to applying. To be considered for funding under this funding opportunity, an application must be submitted to the Service region where the project is located. If you have a proposed project that meets the Application Review Information criteria (Section E), we strongly encourage you to contact your regional and local FAC office below before submitting an application. Please refer to section G for list of regional contacts or, visit our website to find the nearest Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office: and more information on the National Fish Passage Program
CAL FIRE Forest Health Grant Program $5,000,000.00

CAL FIRE’s Forest Health Program funds active restoration and reforestation activities aimed at providing for more resilient and sustained forests to ensure future existence of forests in California while also mitigating climate change, protecting communities from fire risk, strengthening rural economies and improving California’s water & air.

Through grants to regionally-based partners and collaboratives, CAL FIRE seeks to significantly increase fuels management, fire reintroduction, treatment of degraded areas, and conservation of forests.

Project activities funded by CAL FIRE's Forest Health Grant Program may include:
California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Grant Program Varies

Through the California Climate Investments (CCI​) Fire Prevention Grant Program, CAL FIRE aims to reduce the risk of wildland fires to habitable structures and communities, while maximizing carbon sequestration in healthy wildland habitat and minimizing the uncontrolled release of emissions emitted by wildfires.

Project Types and Activities – The three qualifying projects and activities include those related to hazardous fuel reduction and removal of dead, dying, or diseased trees, fire prevention planning, and fire prevention education. Examples of qualifying projects and activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hazardous Fuel Reduction
  • Fire Prevention Education
  • Fire Prevention Planning


All project and activity work related to grants must be completed by March 15, 2025 or March 15, 2026, depending on the source of the funds awarded.
Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program - Fiscal Year 2021 $200,000.00

The Tribal Wildlife Grants (TWG) Program was created to support the development and implementation of programs for the benefit of wildlife and their habitats and species of Tribal cultural or traditional importance, including species that are not hunted or fished. The TWG Program is part of the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program which provides wildlife conservation grants to States, Commonwealths, and to the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and Tribes under provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act. TWG Program funding originates from the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Pub. L. 107-63), when Congress first specified that the Service use a portion of the funds appropriated under the SWG Program to establish a competitive grant program available to federally recognized Tribes. This language allows the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), to establish a separate competitive Tribal grant program which is not subject to the provisions or other requirements of the SWG Program portion. The TWG Program provides opportunities for federally recognized Tribes to engage in fish and wildlife conservation efforts on their lands, many of which are located adjacent to DOI- managed lands. Many of the TWG Program-funded project activities increase fish and wildlife populations, allowing for hunting and fishing opportunities on and off Tribal lands. Additionally, the TWG Program funds project activities that align and assist the Service with Endangered Species Act (ESA) activities supporting downlisting, delisting, and preventing new species listings under the ESA. Eligible projects include those that initiate, develop or implement activities or programs that benefit wildlife and their habitat, including species of Native American cultural or traditional importance and species that are not hunted or fished.
National Climate Adaptation Science Center Program (NCASC) $4,500,000.00

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks to identify applicant organizations that propose to host and, as applicable, serve as consortium partners for a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) in the Midwest that includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and to determine if their proposed science, partnership, and program support activities and strategies are appropriate. Once selected, the recipient will be established as Host Institution. As a Host, an institution will be the sole entity eligible to receive funding to conduct follow-on research/science projects anticipated as a part of this NOFO. Host Institutions may engage with other institutions, including by subaward, as part of these projects.
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – NEBRASKA $1,000,000.00

SUMMARY INFORMATION Federal Awarding Agency Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service Funding Opportunity Title: Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – NEBRASKA Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NRCS-NE-CCA-21-NOFO0001076 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number (also known as Assistance Listing): 10.902 Soil and Water Conservation 10.912 Environmental Quality Incentives Program 10.924 Conservation Stewardship Program 10.069 Conservation Reserve Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement Summary The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing potential availability of cooperative agreements for the purpose of leveraging NRCS resources, addressing local natural resource issues, encouraging collaboration and developing state- and community-level conservation leadership. Proposals will be accepted for projects located in Nebraska. Proposals are requested for competitive consideration for cooperative agreement awards for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration. Applicants must be a tribal government or organization, State or local unit of government, special service district, non-profits with a 501 (c) (3) with status, or institution of higher learning. Entities may submit more than one application as long as the proposals are for different projects and entities may receive more than one award. This notice identifies the objectives, eligibility criteria, and application instructions for projects. Proposals will be screened for completeness and compliance with the provisions of this notice. Incomplete and/or noncompliant proposals will be eliminated from competition, and notification of elimination will be sent to the applicant. For new users of, see Section D.1. for information about steps required before submitting an application via Key Dates Applications must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on May 10, 2021. For technical issues with, please 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 April 9, 2021. Responses to questions posed will be posted on approximately two weeks before the application due date. The agency anticipates making selections by June 30, 2021 and expects to execute awards by September 15, 2021. Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts NRCS anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2021 is identified below, although the availability and composition of available funds has not yet been determined. 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. The anticipated funding floor for this opportunity is $20,000 and the anticipated 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).
Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management (HQ) Wildlife Resource Management $100,000.00

Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management Headquarters Wildlife Resource Management
Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (HQ) Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management $100,000.00

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management (State) Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management
2021 Urban and Community Foresty Challenge Cost Share Grant Program $300,000.00

The USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Program restores, sustains, and manages more than 140 million acres of urban and community forest lands for the benefit of communities in the United States. Healthy urban & community forests and green infrastructure are not only critical to all our nation’s forests, but also essential to the economic, environmental, physical, and mental well-being of our population. Increasingly, our urban and community forests are facing threats such as insects, diseases, extreme weather events and other hazards. Additionally, the lack of investment in urban forest disaster mitigation is contributing to community disasters such as urban flooding and human heat deaths in our cities-- disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations. New systemic solutions are needed to create and enhance green infrastructure in the right place and at the right scale and encompass pressing social, economic, ecological, and historic factors holistically. GRANT CATEGORIES (1) Increasing Resiliency of Urban Forests through Reforestation and Management The USDA Forest Service seeks innovative grant proposals for establishing climate resilient tree species in urban and community forests that are resistant to impacts of invasive pathogens, pests, and severe weather events. Applicants should consider long-term forest health as it aligns with species of choice, diversity, and genetic variation. Consider which species have proven as the most problematic over the last 20 years and which species have been the most reliable, problem-free and can withstand the climate impacts. Genetic diversity within a species will depart from single genotype cultivars, which may be aesthetically pleasing in the short-term, but offer less resilience as a biotic and abiotic events/agents factor into survival in the future and help to adapt to climate change by reducing exposures to future hazards, like increased heat waves or flooding. This approach will require implementing standard protocols to assess forest health and species resilience across the country and may include development of new tools to improve propagation, development, or management of urban tree plantings. Proposals that incorporate new or innovative planting protocols, with an emphasis on native tree species propagated from genetically diverse local seed sources, are encouraged. Projects should focus on capacity building and power sharing with communities as partners and stakeholders that can assist with education, training, and outreach on techniques to manage and monitor urban forests. Funded projects are expected to translate and implement findings on the ground as part of a comprehensive city / community master plan. Timelines should reflect installation, maintenance, and monitoring results, but not exceed 5 years. This category aligns with Goal 4 in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026): Strengthen Urban and Community Forest Health and Biodiversity for Long-Term Resilience. (2) Planning Disaster Mitigation Strategies for Urban Forests The USDA Forest Service seeks innovative grant proposals for the critical management of our existing and future urban and community forests to promote disaster risk reduction and community resilience and better prepare communities for the increasingly destructive impacts of climate change. With a focus on environmental justice communities, where suitable tree installations can provide equitable access to shade, reduce heat exposure, improve air quality, and reduce storm water flooding, solutions should bring together community members, planners, local and state government officials, urban foresters and resilience and sustainability professionals and may include, but are not limited to, prevention, planning, policy, preparedness, implementation, demonstrated best management and maintenance practices, uniform standards, risk mitigation, recovery, social equity, and reforestation. Proposed solutions should serve as replicable models and are to include on the ground implementation such as increasing community capacity to use green infrastructure in public space planning, infrastructure, private development, cost-benefit comparisons, monitoring and results. Projects that involve planting trees should be or become a part of an overall tree planting plan section of a community’s comprehensive master plan, which also accounts for tree maintenance over the span of the project in their proposals and budgets as appropriate. Systems based solutions that position urban forests as part of addressing multiple economic, social, and environmental stressors, for example, unemployment and housing stabilization, are encouraged. This category aligns with Goal 1 in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026): Integrate Urban and Community Forestry Into all Scales of Planning. Proposals must meet the Urban and Community Forestry Program Authorities as designated by Congress in the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, (Section 9 PDF, pp. 19-24) State & Private Cooperative Forestry Handbook of Programs and identity with either Goal 1 or Goal 4 in the National Ten Year Urban and Community Forestry Action Plan (2016-2026). All applicants are to contact their Forest Service Regional Coordinators before applying to provide program guidance and address any program questions. Please click on the link to find your Forest Service Urban Forestry Program Manager: Forest Service Urban Forestry Regional Program Managers. Partnership collaboration is required - two or more related stakeholders will be involved in these categories. All proposals will include formal letters of partnership. They may also include letters of support from other key stakeholders, as applicable. Available Funding: Based on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (P.L. 116-260), the U.S. Forest Service may provide up to $1,000,000 in national cost share grants based on the suitability/competitiveness of the proposals received. Funds are to support national urban and community forestry projects on nonfederal public land that have a national or multi-state impact and application. All awards are based on the availability of funding, which may be subject to change.· Time to complete these grants averages 2-3 years, up to 5 years with approval. The grant process may take about 4 months. Eligible Applicants: Non-Profits, educational institutions of higher learning, any U.S. non-federal and federally recognized Tribal Organization that is operating within the United States or its territories, and state organizations representing multi-state or national proposals are eligible. Matching Requirements: All grant funds must be matched at least equally (dollar for dollar) Non-federal match may include in-kind donations, volunteer assistance, and private and public (non-federal) monetary contributions. (While other Federal dollars or technical support may contribute to the project, they may not be used to match the Urban and Community Federal grant program dollars.) Registrations - Please allow at least two (2) weeks to apply or renew these registrations. o All applicants must include a current Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number in their application. o All prospective awardees must be registered in the System for Award Management Ensure all applicable Indirect Cost Rates are current. An applicant organization may apply to both categories but will only receive up to one award per organization. · Definitions and Resources · Proposal Evaluation The dropdown windows and flow are self-explanatory. Applicants may edit the application until submission. Once the application is completed and submitted; the applicant will receive notice that it was successfully submitted.