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Interior Department allocates $120M to tribal nations to fight climate threats

New funding will help communities most affected by climate-related environmental changes

The U.S. Department of the Interior is allocating more than $120 million to more than 100 tribal governments to fight the impacts of climate change, officials announced Thursday, March 14.

The funding - the largest ever awarded under the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Climate Annual Awards Programs - is designed to help tribal nations with 146 projects to adapt to climate threats, including relocating infrastructure.

It will go to 102 tribes and nine tribal organizations, stretching from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest to California, Florida and the northeastern United States.


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