USDA Programs and Resources to Assist with Adaptation to Climate Change


Introduction:

This table is a compilation of USDA programs and resources to assist Tribes with adaptation and mitigation of climate change. This resource have been reviewed and approved by the USDA Office of Tribal Relations. There are over 140 USDA program and resources that provide financial assistance, technical assistance, loans, insurance, or services to help Tribes adapt to climate change.
Disclaimer: Details of programs and resources listed are from the 2014 Farm Bill and will be updated to reflect the 2018 Farm Bill.

Instructions:

To learn more information about a specific program click on Program Title, which will open a new page that provides additional information including a link to the USDA agency’s website to gain more information. To narrow down the items displayed choose a Keyword from the dropdown menu. The list of programs and resources displayed will be reduced to only show the Keyword selected. The list can be further reduced by choosing items from Eligibility and/or Category. To see programs or resources available eligible to multiple groups select ‘Many’ in the Eligible dropdown menu. Also, clicking on the column header Disaster Assistance will sort programs by “Yes” to “No” and a second click will result sorting the list from “No” to “Yes”.
Program Title Disaster Assistance Category Eligibility Keywords
"Grassroots" Source Water Protection Program No Information resource Business, Individuals Drinking water, Health, Waste disposal
2016 USDA Resource Guide for American Indians & Alaskan Natives No Financial support, Technical support Many Business, Commodity, Community, Conservation, Extension, Food security, Research
A Guide to Funding Resources No Technical support Many Community
Acer Access and Development Program (Acer) No Grant Research institution, State agencies, Tribal government Commodity, Research
Aerial Photography Field Office No Information resource Many Climate vulnerability, Research
Agricultural Analytics No Technical support Many Commodity
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) No Financial support, Technical support Business, Individuals Conservation
Agricultural Law Information Partnership No Technical support Many Information, Research
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) No Financial support, Technical support Business, Individuals Conservation
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) No Information resource Many Research