Tribal Fish Hatchery Operations and Maintenance 

Funding for:

What does this funding get me?

$10 million in funds appropriated to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) may be used in a variety of ways to strengthen the capabilities of Tribes and Alaska Native Villages, consortia, and organizations to support fish hatchery operations and maintenance. 

Examples include program-level planning, training, technical support, development of tools, monitoring, and response.

Am I eligible?

Federally-recognized Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations (including cooperatives, corporations, partnerships, associations) are eligible. 

How can I access the money?

Eligible parties should monitor funding opportunities on and the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience web page.

What is the timeline?

Awards are made on an annual basis and funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the Tribe or other awardee. 

Contact the headquarters or regional location of the BIA, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

What other incentives could I use to help me accomplish my goals?

You can view funding announcements at the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience web page.

Check the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) for additional incentives that may be offered by your state, local government, or utility, as well as important federal, state, and local policies. For questions regarding DSIRE, contact Justin Lindemann (NC Clean Energy Technology Center) at

Where can I get more information?

  • An overview of the funding opportunity can be found at
  • Contact the headquarters or regional location of the BIA with questions.
  • More information can be found at the BIA website
  • You may be able to get technical assistance with this program from the EPA’s Region 4 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (EJ TCTAC), also called Resource for Assistance and Community Training in Region 4 on Environmental Justice (REACT4EJ), which provides technical assistance to residents, community organizations, and Federally recognized tribal nations in Region 4 states including North and South Carolina. REACT4EJ can assist in developing capabilities and identifying resources for understanding or resolving EJ circumstances. Visit to learn more and connect with their team.
  • As you look at current federal funding opportunities and those anticipated in 2024, SSDN’s Local Infrastructure Hub (LIH) program has resources that may be able to help!  The LIH program supports local governments and community-based organizations that are working on cross-cutting projects at the intersection of addressing climate impacts and promoting racial wealth equity.  Learn more on the LIH website or through this one-pager.  The application for LIH support is a light lift and is linked HERE! Reach out to Nick Deffley if you have questions about eligibility or need guidance.
  • For specific questions about this program or for more assistance, contact Jessica Finkel at