September 19, 2022

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: DOI

The Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (otherwise known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL), which was signed into law by President Joe Biden on November 15, 2021, has made historic investments in America’s infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)’s various grant programs for land management and environmental resilience have received substantial new financial support under BIL. The new resources that the DOI has obtained through BIL include:

  • The law provides $8.3 billion for water and drought resilience. BIL’s investments will fund water efficiency and recycling programs, rural water projects, WaterSMART grants and dam safety to ensure that irrigators, Tribes and adjoining communities receive adequate assistance and support.  
  • The law provides $1.5 billion for wildfire resilience. These funds will specifically invest in forest restoration, hazardous fuels management and post-wildfire restoration activities across America’s national parks, forests/grasslands, and federal firefighters.   
  • The law provides $1.4 billion for ecosystem restoration and resilience, including funding for stewardship contracts, ecosystems restoration projects, invasive species detection and prevention and native vegetation restoration efforts.
  • The law provides $466 million for tribal climate resilience and infrastructure. These funds will invest in projects including climate adaptation planning, ocean and coastal management planning, capacity building, and relocation, managed retreat and protect-in-place planning for climate risks. They will also help fund construction, repair, improvement and maintenance of irrigation and power systems, safety of dams, water sanitation and other facilities in Tribal communities.
  • The law provides $16 billion for legacy pollution clean-up, such as plugging orphan wells and reclaiming abandoned mine lands, which will help communities eliminate dangerous conditions and pollution caused by past coal mining.
  • The law provides $2.5 billion for Indian water rights settlements.

A full list of outstanding notice of funding opportunities for the DOI’s grant programs can be found below. These programs typically fall into several distinct categories that often repeat by state, which include:

  • Forest and Woodlands Resource Management
  • Plant Conservation and Restoration Management
  • Cultural and Paleontological Resources Management
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management
  • Invasive and Noxious Plant Management
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Wildlife Resource Management
  • Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance

 

Funding Opportunity #

Opportunity Title

Agency

Status

Open Date

Close Date

F23AS00187

F23AS00187 Yukon River Salmon Research and Management Assistance FY 2023

DOI-FWS

posted

09/16/2022

01/06/2023

R23AS00019

Small Surface Water and Groundwater Storage Projects

DOI-BOR

posted

09/14/2022

12/09/2022

R23AS00390

Desalination and Water Purification Research Program: Research Projects

DOI-BOR

posted

09/13/2022

11/30/2022

P22AS00438

FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights

DOI-NPS

posted

09/08/2022

11/08/2022

F23AS00310

F23AS00310 FY22/23 Recovery Challenge Fund

DOI-FWS

posted

09/08/2022

11/15/2022

P23AS00031

Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program

DOI-NPS

posted

09/07/2022

11/09/2022

P22AS00403

FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund - Semiquincentennial Grants

DOI-NPS

posted

09/07/2022

12/06/2022

F23AS00028

F23AS00028 National Outreach and Communication Program

DOI-FWS

posted

08/30/2022

10/31/2022

F23AS00017

F23AS00017 - FY23 Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants

DOI-FWS

posted

08/25/2022

11/03/2022

BIA-TTGP-2022-OIED

Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP)

DOI-BIA

posted

08/24/2022

10/24/2022

M22AS00404

NT-22-01: Capacity Building and Collaboration with the Aquinnah and Mashpee Wampanoag Tribes

DOI-BOEM

posted

08/23/2022

09/23/2022

M22AS00426

AT-22-X15: Marine Species Surveys in Support of Massachusetts Offshore Wind Development

DOI-BOEM

posted

08/19/2022

09/19/2022

P23AS00023

Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Development Grant Program

DOI-NPS

posted

08/19/2022

10/31/2022

R23AS00650

Central Valley Project Habitat & Facility Improvements

DOI-BOR

posted

08/17/2022

11/14/2022

BIA-NTBG-2022-OIED

National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG)

DOI-BIA

posted

08/17/2022

10/17/2022

P22AS00647

FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- History Grants

DOI-NPS

posted

08/04/2022

11/08/2022

P22AS00648

FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights- Preservation Grants

DOI-NPS

posted

08/04/2022

11/08/2022

L23AS00020

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Resource Management

DOI-BLM

posted

08/03/2022

01/31/2023

F23AS00407

F23AS00407 - FY 2023 Clean Vessel Act (CVA)

DOI-FWS

posted

07/29/2022

11/22/2022

P22AS00645

Land and Water Conservation Fund Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program

DOI-NPS

posted

07/29/2022

05/31/2023

L22AS00418

BLM IIJA Bureau of Land Management (AK) Wildlife Resource Management

DOI-BLM

posted

07/27/2022

09/30/2022

L22AS00424

IIJA Bureau of Land Management (Alaska) Fuels Management and Community Fire Assistance

DOI-BLM

posted

07/27/2022

09/30/2022

L22AS00421

BLM IIJA Bureau of Land Management (AK) Rangeland Resource Management

DOI-BLM

posted

07/27/2022

09/30/2022

L22AS00383

Bureau of Land Management Colorado Rangeland Resource Management

DOI-BLM

posted

07/26/2022

09/27/2022

F22AS00420

F22AS00420 - FY 22 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection

DOI-FWS

posted

07/22/2022

09/20/2022

S22AS00001

Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program (WCAP) Not- for-Profit Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Reclamation Projects.

DOI-OSM

posted

07/20/2022

09/20/2022

S22AS00003

OSMRE Mine Drainage Technology Initiative (MDTI

DOI-OSM

posted

07/20/2022

09/20/2022

S22AS00002

Science and Technology Projects Related to Coal Mining and Reclamation; Applied Science Projects

DOI-OSM

posted

07/20/2022

09/20/2022

S20AS00326

OSMRE Semester Internship Program

DOI-OSM

posted

07/20/2022

09/20/2022

S22AS00004

OSMRE AmeriCorps Program

DOI-OSM

posted

07/19/2022

09/19/2022

S22AS00329

OSMRE VISTA Program

DOI-OSM

posted

07/19/2022

09/19/2022

L22AS00382

Bureau of Land Management Colorado Youth Conservation Opportunities on Public Lands

DOI-BLM

posted

07/19/2022

09/19/2022

F23AS00018

F23AS00018 - Sea Duck Joint Venture FY23 Competitive Grants

DOI-FWS

posted

06/23/2022

09/30/2022

F23AS00015

F23AS00015 - NAWCA 2023 US Small Grants

DOI-FWS

posted

06/22/2022

10/13/2022

F23AS00378

F23AS00378 - FY 2023 - Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act - BIG Tier 2

DOI-FWS

posted

06/15/2022

09/22/2022

F23AS00377

F23AS00377 - FY 2023 - Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act - BIG Tier 1

DOI-FWS

posted

06/15/2022

09/22/2022

G23AS00011

2023 National Geological & Geophysical Data Preservation Program

DOI-USGS1

posted

06/13/2022

10/13/2022

F22AS00359

F22AS00359 Migratory Bird Joint Ventures: 2022 Arctic Goose Joint Venture Notice of Funding Opportunity

DOI-FWS

posted

05/18/2022

09/30/2022

P22AS00355

FY 2022 - National Maritime Heritage Grant Program - Education Grants

DOI-NPS

posted

05/10/2022

09/20/2022

P22AS00347

FY 2022 - National Maritime Heritage Grant Program - Preservation Grants

DOI-NPS

posted

05/10/2022

09/20/2022

F22AS00301

Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program - Base Funding

DOI-FWS

posted

04/13/2022

10/31/2022

F22AS00304

Highlands Conservation Act Grant Program – Competitive Funding

DOI-FWS

posted

04/13/2022

10/31/2022

F22AS00300

FY22 NATIONAL FISH PASSAGE PROGRAM

DOI-FWS

posted

04/08/2022

12/30/2022

F22AS00181

Aquatic Invasive Species Grants to Great Lakes States - Fiscal Year 2022 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

DOI-FWS

posted

02/03/2022

12/31/2022

F22AS00183

Aquatic Invasive Species Interjurisdictional Grants to the Great Lakes States and Tribes - Fiscal Year 2022 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

DOI-FWS

posted

02/02/2022

12/31/2022

F22AS00182

Aquatic Invasive Species Grants to Great Lakes Tribes - Fiscal Year 2022 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

DOI-FWS

posted

02/02/2022

12/31/2022

P22AS00054

2022 ABPP Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant

DOI-NPS

posted

12/30/2021

12/31/2022

F22AS00093

FY22 Recovery Implementation

DOI-FWS

posted

12/21/2021

09/30/2022

F22AS00096

FY22 Candidate Species Conservation Fund

DOI-FWS

posted

12/21/2021

09/30/2022

F22AS00110

Coastal Program - 2022

DOI-FWS

posted

12/13/2021

09/30/2022

F22AS00095

Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY22

DOI-FWS

posted

12/10/2021

09/30/2022

A20AC00017

Osage Nation Wildland Fire Response

DOI-BIA

forecasted

04/07/2020

 

L20AS00080

USDA/USDOI Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP)

DOI-BLM

forecasted

03/16/2020

 

P19AS00263

Produce an Historic Resource Study for Devils Tower National Monument

DOI-NPS

posted

06/12/2019

 

P19AS00207

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD

DOI-NPS

posted

05/28/2019

 

F18AS00003

Cooperative Agriculture

DOI-FWS

posted

10/20/2017

09/30/2023

USGS-17-FA-0222

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program

DOI-USGS1

posted

06/09/2017

 

P17AS00037

Cooperative Research and Training Programs

DOI-NPS

posted

04/03/2017

12/31/2022

P17AS00001

Enhancing Interpretation at Ford's Theatre

DOI-NPS

posted

09/28/2016

 

P16AS00322

R Package Development and Data Certification for the National Park Service Units of the National Capital Region and the Northeast

DOI-NPS

posted

07/14/2016

 

P16AS00333

Regional Resource Condition Assessment

DOI-NPS

posted

07/14/2016

 

P16AS00337

National Capital Parks- East Shaw Neighborhood Research Interns

DOI-NPS

posted

07/14/2016

 

USGS-15-FA-0426

Developing Methodologies for Coastal Impacts Associated with Climate Variability

DOI-USGS1

posted

08/27/2015

 

P12AC10113

Vegetation Interns

DOI-NPS

posted

01/30/2012

 

P11AT80708

Data Management

DOI-NPS

posted

08/10/2011

 

P11AT80752

Research Techs

DOI-NPS

posted

08/10/2011

 

FWS-R4-FLEXFUND

Southeast Region Flex Funds

DOI-FWS-REG4

posted

06/17/2008

 

 

The DOI mostly distributes funds in the form of grants. However, the DOI’s Bureau of Indian Affairs also provides loans through its Indian Loan Guarantee and Insurance Program (IGLP) and its Indian Loans Economic Development Program.

Bureau of Indian Affairs – Division of Capital Investments, Indian Loan Guarantee and Insurance Program

Through the Indian Loan Guarantee and Insurance Program (ILGP), the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Division of Capital Investment helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and individuals get reasonable interest rates on business loans.

Indian Loans Economic Development

This program provides assistance to Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Native American Organizations, and individual American Indians in obtaining financing from private sources to promote business development initiatives to improve the economies of Federally Recognized Indian Reservations. However, this program does not appear to have any funding available at this time.

 

*Faegre Drinker Policy Assistant Andrew Bryant contributed to this article.

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