Monday November 29, 2021

Sierra Sun Times

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that 31 tribes in 12 states will receive $9.9 million through the Native American Affairs Technical Assistance to Tribes Program.

“Water 2021 was one of the most hydrologically challenging years to date. As the year unfolded, Reclamation recognized the need to reprogram $100 million dollars to directly deal with the drought and to build resiliency into the future. This funding is a part of that reprogramming and will help facilitate partnerships with Tribes and Tribal organizations as they address severe and continued drought conditions affecting their critical water resources,” said Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Commissioner Camille Calimlim Touton. “Reclamation is committed to partnering with Indian Tribes and Tribal nations on these important water resources issues.”

Reclamation’s Native American Affairs Technical Assistance Program provides technical assistance to Indian Tribes to develop, manage, and protect their water and related resources. The program has supported a broad range of activities in each year since its inception in the early 1990s.


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