BIA’s Tribal Resilience Program

Solicitation Opportunity Number: BIA-TRP2020-0001


Grant application packages must be submitted to the BIA Tribal Resilience Program Office no later than 5:00 pm Alaska Daylight Time, March 2, 2020.


BIA’s Tribal Resilience Program recently announced its Annual Funding Solicitation, with funding available for Tribal resiliency programs.

Funding is available for several categories of funding. This includes:

  • Adaptation Planning
  • Ocean and Coastal Planning
  • Capacity Building 
  • Relocation, Managed Retreat, and Protect-in-Place Planning for coastal and riverine communities

BIA held a webinar to go over the program and the presentation material including the recording of the webinar are posted on the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’ Tribes & Climate Change Program website.

Learn more and watch the webinar here: 

Find all the details about the BIA Announcement and requirements for the application here:


Judge orders Oregon clean energy ballot measures to proceed

Yesterday, a Judge in Marion County, has ruled that two proposed Oregon Climate Initiatives can proceed. 

The measures were previously rejected by the Oregon Secretary of State, Bev Clarno. Like the forestry ballot initiatives that she rejected, she concluded that these earlier said the ballot initiatives violated a state requirement that legislative measures stick to one subject. And again, like the forestry ballot measures, a Judge has found she was incorrect.

As the AP Reports:

The judge’s permanent injunction means the process of earning a final ballot title from the attorney general will resume. Notably, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, a Democrat, refused to defend Clarno in the litigation and had challenged her legal basis for tossing the two proposals and a third one.

This ruling relates to Initiative Petitions #48 and 49. Proponents had said they proposed the initiatives to help spur the Legislature to take action during the short session in early 2020. It will be interesting to see what happens. Stay tuned!

Full Text

Ballotpedia has the full text of all Oregon’s ballot initiatives for the upcoming election, including those already on the ballot, those proposed, and those rejected. There is also a short summary on the process.

Initiative Petition 48

Initiative Petition 49


Voting by Mail in Oregon


Climate change action on the ballot?

In addition to several proposed Forestry initiatives, Oregon voters may have the option to vote on Climate Change Actions as there are several Oregon climate ballot measures proposed.

As reported by OPB,

“Three initiative petitions filed with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office on Monday would require the state to phase out electricity sources that contribute to global warming, and transition to a carbon-free economy by 2050.”

They could be on the ballot in November 2020. The petitions were filed by a coalition calling itself 100% Ready For Clean Air, which includes Renew Oregon, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Climate Solutions, the Oregon Environmental Council and other groups. 

Organizers hope that the proposed ballot measures will get the Legislature to take action during the upcoming short session in 2020. 

Stay tuned!