NIDIS announced approximately $2 million in funding for projects to support tribal drought resilience as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. This investment will help tribal nations address current and future drought risk on tribal lands across the Western U.S. while informing decision-making and strengthening tribal drought resilience in a changing climate. Applicants must be developed by or in full partnership with tribal nations to fund the implementation of activities that address current and future drought risk in the context of a changing climate on tribal lands across the Western U.S. including activities such as conducting drought vulnerability assessments; developing drought plans and communication plans; and identifying primary drought impacts, optimal drought indicators, and/or triggers.
NIDIS hosted an informational webinar providing an overview of the competition process on Oct. 4. NIDIS will host an additional webinar at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 6 to provide feedback on letters of interest and an overview of the application process.
For more information, contact Crystal Stiles.