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U.S. Department of Energy: First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

Deadline: October 20, 2016

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs seeks applications from Indian Tribes and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

  • Conduct energy options analyses (Topic Area 1)
  • Establish baseline energy use and efficiency options (Topic Area 2)
  • Develop energy organizations (Topic Area 3)
  • Conduct climate resiliency planning (Topic Area 4)
  • Establish policy, regulations, and codes to reduce energy use or promote energy development (Topic Area 5)
  • Obtain skills and training related to energy use and development (Topic Area 6)

It is expected that proposed activities will result in specific outcomes (measurable results or end-products) that will lead to the development and deployment of strategic energy solutions, and/or build knowledge or skills necessary to implement successful energy solutions.

Amount: A total of up to $3,000,000 is available to award up to 20 grants, ranging from $50,000-$250,000. There is a required cost share of at least 10% of the total allowable costs of the project.

Eligibility: 1) an Indian Tribe, defined as any Indian tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community, including Alaska Native villages, Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, that is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the U.S. to Indians because of their status as Indians; and 2) Tribal Energy Resource Development Organization, defined as an “organization” of two or more entities, at least one of which is an Indian Tribe that has the written consent of the governing bodies of all Indian Tribes participating in the organization to apply for a grant or loan, or other assistance, where “organization” means a partnership, joint venture, Limited Liability Company (LLC) or other unincorporated association or entity that is established to develop Indian energy resources.

Applications will only be accepted from new applicants (renewals of existing DOE-funded awards are not accepted).

Link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=287557

Note: An informational webinar will be held on September 6, 2016.

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