Tribal carbon offset assistance program grants

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Tribal Carbon Offset Assistance Grants provide funding for Tribes to support developing carbon offset projects on federally-recognized tribal lands in Washington.

Through the Climate Commitment Act, a total of $5 million is available for this competitive grant program in the 2021-23 Biennium.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: $5 million
  • Grant award limit: None
  • Amount of matching funds required: None

Applications are not being accepted at this time.

$5 million is available to support Tribes in developing carbon offset projects on federally-recognized Tribal lands in Washington.

Funding is available for the following entities:

Federally-recognized Tribes. Project activities must occur on federally-recognized Tribal lands in Washington.

Proposals must be related to designing, developing, and implementing carbon projects that would occur on federally-recognized Tribal lands in Washington. Applications must include one or more of the following elements:

  • Assessing an offset project’s technical feasibility.
  • Assessing an offset project’s investment requirements, or development and operational costs.
  • Assessing an offset project’s expected returns.
  • Assessing an offset project’s administrative and legal hurdles.
  • Assessing an offset project’s risks and pitfalls.
  • Reducing costs associated with getting financing to develop new carbon projects.
  • Developing or revising carbon offset protocols to improve applicability to Tribal lands in Washington.
  • Holding intra- or intertribal meetings to evaluate offset project feasibility.

More information about this funding program

The Tribal Carbon Offset Assistance Program is supported with funding from Washington’s Climate Commitment Act. The CCA supports Washington’s climate action efforts by putting cap-and-invest dollars to work reducing climate pollution, creating jobs, and improving public health.

Learn how CCA funds are supporting climate action across our state at