June 5, 2019
June 26: Register for the June Tribal Webinar on Jobs and Economic Development
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a free webinar on the jobs and economic development from tribal energy projects Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time. Energy development is a powerful tool to help bring economic growth, jobs, and independence to tribal communities. Among the benefits of energy project development to tribal communities are the jobs and economic development that come with local investment. This webinar will share tools and methods tribes can use to estimate the jobs and broader economic benefits of energy projects. The webinar will also feature case studies from tribes that have successfully created jobs and economic development through energy development. Register now.
Save the Date for the 2019 Office of Indian Energy Program Review
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Office of Indian Energy Program Review November 18–22, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. This annual event is a tremendous opportunity for Indian tribes to meet, learn from other Indian tribes that are pursuing energy self-sufficiency, and share in each other’s successes. Hotel registration, agenda, and details to come. To learn more, visit the Program Review web page.
Tribal Resilience Grants and Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning Grants: Apply by June 10
The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs is accepting applications to provide funding for tribal activities that support tribal resilience and/or and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate the science, including traditional knowledge, and technical information to prepare for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare. Federally recognized tribes are eligible as well as tribal organizations, and other entities may participate as sub-grantees to federally recognized tribes.
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant: Apply by June 17
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications to provide associations technical assistance and/or training with respect to essential community facilities programs. The technical assistance and/or training will assist communities, Indian tribes, and nonprofits to identify and plan for community facility needs that exist in their area. Once those needs have been identified, the grantee can assist in identifying public and private resources to finance those identified community facility needs.
Solicitation of Proposals for Economic Development Feasibility Study Funding from the Native American Business Development Institute: Apply by July 1
DOI’s Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development is soliciting proposals from federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native villages for technical assistance to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities. Feasibility studies may concern the viability of an economic development project or business or the practicality of a technology a tribe or entity may choose to pursue.