Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection

Funding Program Name: Forestry on Indian Lands
Program Overview This U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs program is intended to maintain, protect, enhance, and develop Indian forest resources through the execution of forest management activities, including reforestation and commercial forest stand improvement, timber sales management, forest inventories and plans, forest program management and administration, and forest protection activities. Previously funded projects include tree planting, weeding and fertilization, development or revision of long-term sustained-yield forest management plans, timber preparation, timber sale administration, and forest restoration.
Application Deadline Applications are accepted year-round
When Funds are Available October 1 each year
Average annual number of applicants Not available
Typical percentage of applicants funded 90%
Is a matched amount required? No
Match Amount None
Funding Level FY 2016 TBD
Funding Level FY 2015 TBD
Funding Level FY 2014 Not available
Funding Level FY 2013 $54.8 million
Typical lowest amount awarded $10,000
Typical highest amount awarded $1 million
Typical median amount awarded $100,000
Other details on funding -
Primary Address Contact regional office (See www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html for contact information).
Primary Telephone (202) 208-4837
Primary Email Please contact by telephone or mail
Primary Internet http://www.bia.gov/
Secondary Address U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Office of Trust Services, Division of Forestry and Wildland Fire Managment
1849 C Street, NW, MS-4620-MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Secondary Telephone -
Secondary Email -
Secondary Internet www.cfda.gov (program number 15.035)
Legislative Authority Multiple authorizations, including: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, 25 U.S.C. 450; Indian Forest Resources Management Act of 1990, Public Law 101-630, 36 Stat. 857, 25 U.S.C. 406 and 407
Associated Keywords Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Floodplains/Riparian Zones, Forests, Land Acquisition, Nonpoint Source Control, Partnerships, Planning, Restoration, Water Conservation, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Eligible Organizations Tribal Agency
Eligibility Constraints Specifically, those eligible include federally recognized Indian tribal governments and Native American organizations authorized by Indian tribal governments. Proposed forest land management activities must be on Indian trust forest land.