The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on Nov. 15, 2016, to deploy funds for clean energy and energy efficiency projects in Indian Country. Eligible applicants include tribal governments, Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, tribal energy resource development organizations and tribal consortiums to maximize the development and deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency solutions.

Project Areas of Interest

Topic Area 1: DOE anticipates making multiple awards that range from $50,000 to $500,000 for tribal buildings with clean energy and energy efficiency retrofits, including facility-scale clean energy systems, either renewable energy generation or combined heat and power systems, and/or facility-scale deep energy retrofits, including energy efficiency measures that address total building energy intensity.

Topic Area 2: In addition, DOE anticipates making awards that range from $250,000 to $1 million for community-scale solar, biomass, wind, hydropower or other renewable energy hybrid power systems or combined heat and power systems. Applicants must develop proposed clean energy solutions on tribal land for a substantial number of tribal facilities and/or produce no less than 250 kW of energy.

Applicants must demonstrate a 50 percent cost share from nonfederal sources. Applications are due Feb. 7, 2017.

Application Materials

Required application materials include:

To view the FOA, please see FOA Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands 2017.