Interior Invests $45 Million in Tribal Climate Resiliency

76 Tribes and 8 Tribal organizations along coastal areas receive funding.

The Department of the Interior recently announced a $45 million investment in Native American Tribes being affected by climate change. Coastal residences across the country are experiencing rising tides due to the melting of ice sheets and the expansion of seawater as it warms. These funds will help coastal Tribal nations to preserve their coastlines and relocate homes and public buildings as needed.

“Indigenous communities are facing unique and intensifying climate-related challenges that pose an existential threat to Tribal economies, infrastructure, lives, and livelihoods,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are making an unprecedented investment in Indian Country to help ensure that Native communities will have clean air, drinkable water, fertile soil, and an overall good quality of life for generations to come.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she oversees the allotment of funds for Tribal responses to climate change.
  • For Interior Department officials as they support Tribal communities in coastal regions.
  • For leaders of Tribal nations as they implement the government funding.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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