This funding opportunity was released on September 1, 2023. Applications are due November 17, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
For information on this solicitation, please visit the solicitation's funding page at California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment Tribal Research Grant Program.
CEC and OPR staff are hosting a Pre-Application Workshop on September 14, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to answer questions about the solicitation and application process.
Additionally, CEC and OPR staff will host a series of Office Hours on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting September 21, 2023 and continuing through October 19, 2023 to answer questions about the Tribal Research Program and Tribal Research Grant Program.
Please register for the Pre-Application Workshop and Office Hours to learn more.
We encourage prospective applicants to participate in the Pre-Application Workshop and Office Hours, but it is not required.
Through California's Fifth Climate Change Assessment Tribal Research Grant Program, the state is investing in tribally led climate change research initiatives. This effort is supported by a collaborative multi-agency team to leverage existing expertise and roles across state agencies, including the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, California Natural Resources Agency, California Energy Commission, and California Strategic Growth Council.
Funding through the Tribal Research Grant Program is available to support tribally led projects focused on climate research, Indigenous Knowledge(s), and similar projects deemed a priority by California Tribes.
The Tribal Research Grant Program draft solicitation is available for review. We are accepting feedback during the public comment period which is open through February 1, 2023. Please submit questions and comments to Quenby Lum and Gabriel Roark at TribalGrants@energy.ca.gov.
Additional program information can be found in the links and resources below.
- California's Fifth Climate Change Assessment Tribal Research Program Fact Sheet
- November Request for Comments Workshop: Event Recording (36) CA Fifth Climate Change Assessment: Tribal Research & Grant Program Draft Guidelines Workshop - YouTube
For more information on the Tribal Research Grant Program, please contact Quenby Lum and Gabriel Roark at TribalGrants@energy.ca.gov.
For more information on California's Fifth Climate Change Assessment and the Tribal Research Program, please visit Climate Assessment, Science, and Research - Office of Planning and Research (ca.gov) or contact Patricia.Kennedy@opr.ca.gov.