Funding

Request for Proposals

USDA APHIS National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program (NADPRP) Tribal Funding Opportunity

In October 2022, APHIS will announce its first-ever NADPRP Tribal Nations funding opportunity. USDA APHIS will provide up to $500,000 to further animal disease prevention, preparedness, and response in priority areas. APHIS will prioritize funding to project proposals aimed at: Delivering outreach & education on animal disease prevention, preparedness, and response; Increasing livestock and poultry biosecurity; Supporting training and exercises for Tribal animal agriculture sector responders; Developing and exercising Tribal animal disease emergency response plans, and Enhancing animal disease traceability for an animal disease outbreak
Join the webinar on November 1, 2022 at 1:00PM EDT to learn more.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation –Southern Plains Grassland Program 2023 Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to conserve and restore grasslands and wildlife species in the Southern Great Plains. The Southern Plains Grassland Program seeks to work closely with nonprofit and government partners and the ranching community to bring important financial and technical resources to improve grassland ecosystem health and resilience to climate change in the Southern Great Plains. These actions will boost the vitality of this often-overlooked ecosystem, providing benefits to wildlife and to rural, ranching-based communities. These actions increase the ability of grasslands to store carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide key benefits to address climate change. The Southern Plains Grassland Program anticipates awarding approximately $1.5 million in grants.  Match requirement of 1:1. Register for the Webinar on August 23 at 2:00PM ET. Proposals due Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

The Conservation Alliance: Confluence Program

The goal of the Confluence Program is to intentionally connect to historically racially excluded people for the protection of natural places. By the end of this year, The Conservation Alliance will award four multi-year grants to groups led by Asian, Black, Brown, Hispanic, Indigenous, Latin American, or additional communities who identify as People of Color working to protect a natural place. Each grantee will receive $50,000 in 2022 and another $50,000 in 2023 for their effort to protect or conserve land and/or water to foster a planet where natural places, wildlife and people thrive together. Learn moreProposals due October 2, 2022 at 11:59PM Eastern Time.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation –Southern Plains Grassland Program 2023 Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals to conserve and restore grasslands and wildlife species in the Southern Great Plains. The Southern Plains Grassland Program seeks to work closely with nonprofit and government partners and the ranching community to bring important financial and technical resources to improve grassland ecosystem health and resilience to climate change in the Southern Great Plains. These actions will boost the vitality of this often-overlooked ecosystem, providing benefits to wildlife and to rural, ranching-based communities. These actions increase the ability of grasslands to store carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide key benefits to address climate change. The Southern Plains Grassland Program anticipates awarding approximately $1.5 million in grants.  Match requirement of 1:1. Register for the Webinar on August 23 at 2:00PM ET. Proposals due Wednesday, October 26, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries: Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition

NOAA Fisheries is accepting applications for the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Competition. This funding will support lead to the promotion, development and marketing of U.S. fisheries. Awards maximum is $300,000. Proposals due October 31, 2022.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Western Big Game Seasonal Habitat and Migration Corridors Fund

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals for projects that enhance and improve the quality of state-identified, or tribal-identified, priority big game habitat, stopover areas, and migration corridors on federal land and/or voluntary efforts on private and tribal land. Projects will promote robust, sustainable populations of big game such as elk, mule deer and pronghorn, have positive effects on a wide diversity of other species and implement strategies that provide for increased habitat connectivity and climate resiliency. Download the RFP and Tip Sheet.
Register for the Webinar on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Tuesday, November 8, 2022, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

NOAA Climate Program Office – Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program

The mission of the Climate and Fisheries Adaptation Program (CAFA) is to support targeted research to promote the adaptation and resilience of the nation’s valuable fisheries and fishing communities in a changing climate. The CAFA Program is accepting proposals for topics that address:

  • Advancing multidisciplinary systems to evaluate strategies that promote resilience and adaptation of fish stocks, fisheries, and fishing communities (Type A proposals)
  • Advancing understanding of and enhancing the effectiveness of locally determined adaptation planning in frontline fishing communities (Type B proposals)

Letters of intent (LOIs) should be received by email by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 1, 2022. Full applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, November 21, 2022.

 

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund – Link to Page

This funding invests in programs, initiatives and projects aimed at,

  • Conserving Wildlife and Habitat
  • Connecting New Audiences to the Outdoors
  • Advocating for Access and Sportsmen’s Rights
  • Supporting Military and Veterans
  • Strengthening Communities in the Missouri Ozarks

Apply all year round!

National Science Foundation – Planning Proposals to Catalyze Innovative and Inclusive Wildland Fire Science through Diverse Collaborations

NSF is calling for planning proposals focused on catalyzing innovative and inclusive wildland fire science through collaboration among diverse stakeholders and rights holders. Participants may include Tribal Nation and Tribal College and University (TCU) representatives, local community members, Indigenous researchers, and/or cultural knowledge holders. Budget requests must not exceed $100,000 per year (including indirect costs) for a total of $200,000, with a duration of up to 24 months. Prior to submission of a proposal, prospective investigators must submit a two-page description of the proposal concept to ascertain its suitability in responding to this DCL wildlandfire@nsf.gov. Planning proposals can be submitted at any time but should be submitted no later than May 31, 2023 for consideration during Fiscal Year 2023. Questions on planning proposal preparation or this DCL may be sent to wildlandfire@nsf.gov.

Useful Funding Links

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Opportunities Database
In November 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law increasing funding for existing federal programs and funding new programs. The Colorado River Collaborative created a new searchable database to identify funding opportunities through IIJA. See their Tribal Government Fact Sheet and search the database for funding opportunities.

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