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DOI Announces $120 Million Funding Opportunity for Tribal Climate Resilience

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) announced a new $120 million funding opportunity for tribes during a visit to the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, known as the Gun Lake Tribe, in southwest Michigan.

The Tribal Climate Annual Award, part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Tribal Climate Resilience Program, will open July 17, with the solicitation continuing through Oct. 18 of this year. The funding will help tribes with planning and implementation of strategies meant to quickly save community infrastructure amid climate disasters.

The $120 million funding matches last year's amount, which supported an array of projects and infrastructure improvements, such as relocations for Alaska Native villages and housing planning for the Hoh tribe in Washington. In the wake of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in 2022, funding for the program jumped from a total of $110 million for the years 2011-2022 to $120 million in 2023.


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