As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has awarded $11.8 million in Tribal Climate Resilience Program funding awards. The funding will help federally recognized Tribes and tribally chartered organizations with climate change adaptation and ocean and coastal management planning projects.

Projects will help Tribes plan, train, and participate in technical workshops and forums, while also supporting coastal Tribes as they address the unique challenges of coastal erosion and development, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and emergency management.

Read more on the DOI website