Tribal Resilience Program (TRP)


This funding supports tribes and tribal organizations to build adaptation and resilience, with a particular focus on the negative impacts of environmental changes. Grants support resilience training, adaptation planning, vulnerability assessments, supplemental monitoring, capacity building and youth engagement. TRP has seven distinct award categories:

  1. trainings and workshops (maximum: $150,000)
  2. adaptation planning (maximum: $150,000)
  3. travel support for adaptation planning (maximum: $15,000)
  4. ocean and coastal management planning (maximum: $150,000)
  5. travel support – ocean & coastal (maximum: $15,000)
  6. capacity building for scoping efforts to support future Category 2 proposal development (maximum: $65,000)
  7. planning for relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place activities for coastal and riverine communities

Federally recognized tribes, tribal organizations and consortia of tribes

Role In Creative Placemaking

These funds could be used to conduct culturally centered planning for tribal communities facing the need to relocate or reshape themselves or increase resiliency due to climate change.


Not required, but will boost application competitiveness


Climate change adaptation workshops – Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, CO

Managed retreat from Kuskokwin River – Akiak Native Community, AK

Role in Creative Placemaking

This section represents our attempt to capture how this specific funding opportunity might fit into a placemaking initiative.


Who can apply? Eligibility is often limited, but in partnership with other entities you may identify an access point, such as subgrant opportunities. This information can help you determine which potential partners in your community might be able to access the funds.

Previous Projects/Grantees

These examples show how these funds have been used for creative or placemaking endeavors in the past, the types of organizations that have successfully accessed the funds and/or the types of activities for which the funds can be used.

Max Award

Maximum funding amounts can vary from year to year. We have provided the most recent information available. Where available, we also include a median or a range in cases in which the maximum is not typical of an average award.

Match Requirement

Most federal programs require some form of cost sharing. This is expressed differently for different agencies and programs. Sometimes a direct 1:1 match is specified. Other times, the application will state the maximum percentage of a project cost that the funding award can cover. We include this information, where available, in order to give you a sense of what to expect when applying for a particular funding program.


Most federal funding programs will require financial and progress reports at least annually, along with a final report. We consider this to be a "moderate" compliance burden. Where a higher degree of data collection and reporting is indicated, we convey that information with a "substantial" rating.