In 2023, the Climate Science Alliance’s Tribal Working Group launched the small grants program with the goal of supporting member’s professional, cultural, community based, and educational efforts in a respectful and equitable manner.
By providing resources in the form of small grants and technical support, we aim to increase equity in funding availability to our partners. We are interested in supporting projects that focus on advancing Indigenous climate resilience, adaptation, and/or environmental health for the collective community.
About the Grant
The total amount available for each year varies. Projects should focus on advancing Indigenous climate resilience, adaptation, and/or environmental health for the collective community.
To apply for a small grant, you must be an active member of the Tribal Working Group. If you are interested in joining, submit your contact information here.
I. Community Based Projects
(up to ~ $5,000)
Examples of appropriate use of funding include, but are not limited to, added
capacity to existing efforts, supplies, materials, communication, education &
outreach, travel support, or honorariums. All use of funding should be related to
climate resilience practices which can include Indigenous and academic sciences and research, and cultural revitalization.
II. Educational Support/Professional Development
(up to ~ $1,000)
Examples of appropriate use of funding include, but are not limited to, travel support, conference attendance fees, education course or training fees, or
In order to provide an accessible and equitable opportunity for all, if a project does not fall under the categories listed, please submit under "other."
How to Apply
The Tribal Working Group Small Grants will accept applications on a rolling basis.
Funding must be used within one calendar year after funding has been received.
Requirements to apply:
Submit completed application form
Must be an active member of the Tribal Working Group
Members can submit, or be a part of, more than one application
Projects should focus on advancing Indigenous climate resilience, adaptation, and/or environmental health for the collective community
** If you are uncertain that your idea meets these requirements, please contact us for support at email@example.com.
Provide photos, videos, and updates of the project
Present about your work in a Tribal Working Group meeting
If these are not appropriate asks, please explain and offer an alternative
Projects will be selected based on perceived need, relevance, and benefit to the community. Collaborations between members are encouraged but not required. Incomplete applications will not be considered but can be re-submitted once completed. In the case that you have an idea but need assistance completing an application please contact us for support.
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Small Grants Recipients
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Kumeyaay Ethnobotany Board Game
The Kumeyaay Ethnobotany Board Game is a indigenized educational medium designed to bolster Indigenous climate resilience, environmental health, and adaptation. This immersive board game is a conduit to the rich Kumeyaay culture, traditional plant knowledge, and their profound understanding of their bioregion.