DOE Announces Up To $17 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $17 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. This funding through the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs will support Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations, interested in harnessing their vast undeveloped energy resources. Through grants awarded as result of this FOA, DOE intends to provide financial support under the provisions of the Title V of EPAct 2005. Specifically, the Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations (hereafter referred collectively as “Indian Tribes”), Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations, to:

Topic Area 1: Install energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s)

Topic Area 2: Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on Tribal Lands

Topic Area 3: Install energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple essential tribal facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience

The intended results of the 50% cost-shared projects selected under this FOA are to reduce or stabilize energy costs and increase energy security and resilience for Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages. The full FOA is available online. Read more in the press release. An informational webinar will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019, to provide potential applicants with information on the FOA. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, presenters will discuss who is eligible to apply, what an application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding. Register for the webinar.

Applications are due May 1, 2019.  

Regards,
Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20585

For more information on the Office of Indian Energy, visit our website.