Up To $11.5 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands

Up To $11.5 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
Deadline: April 19

DOE has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. This funding through the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs will support Native American and Alaska Native communities interested in harnessing their vast undeveloped energy resources.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) builds on efforts to strengthen tribal energy, economic infrastructure resource development, and electrification on tribal lands. This is also the first time that DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is issuing a FOA on an entirely fuel- and technology-neutral basis. This will expand

the potential for tribes to use the particular resources available to them, and is consistent not only with an all-of-the above energy policy, but also with the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination.

This funding opportunity will solicit and select applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations in the following areas:

  • Install energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating system(s) for tribal building(s) (Topic Area 1);
  • Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on tribal lands (Topic Area 2); and
  • Install energy system(s) for autonomous operation (Topic Area 3).

For additional details, read the full press release and download the full FOA. An informational webinar was held Feb. 27, 2018, to provide potential applicants with more information. download the webinar. For more information about the Office of Indian Energy Programs, click here.