Funding Opportunities

Here you'll find information on funding opportunities and grants from the Tribal Energy Program for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects on tribal lands. As an implementing arm of the program, the Golden Field Office solicits, awards, administers, and manages these financial assistance agreements.

Funding and grants through the Tribal Energy Program are awarded via a competitive process. Each funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will include instructions on how to apply, application content, and the criteria by which applications will be selected for funding.

For a general overview of the funding and grant process, see Federal Financial Assistance Opportunities at the Department of Energy.

Current Tribal Energy Program Funding Opportunity Announcements

Informational Webinar

Thursday, Aug. 14
11 a.m.–1 p.m. MT
Learn more about this FOA, including:

  • Types of applications sought
  • Who is eligible to apply
  • Cost share and other requirements
  • What the application needs to contain
  • How to ask questions
  • How applications will be selected for funding.

View the presentation slides and video.

The Tribal Energy Program, in collaboration with DOE's Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, is currently seeking applications for funding from Indian tribes, tribal energy resource development organizations, and tribal consortia to install community and facility-scale clean energy projects on Indian lands. For details, read the Progress Alert or follow the link below to view the full FOA.

Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands
Submittal deadline: 10/02/2014.

Please note that only applications submitted through the EERE Exchange website will be considered. Any questions related to the FOA should be sent via email to

For other EERE funding opportunities, see their funding list.

Related Funding Opportunities for Tribes

Please see related funding opportunities for a list of funding and grants from other government offices and programs.

Project Financing

Developing energy projects on tribal lands can require not only tapping into government funding and grants but also other financing options. For more information, see project financing in the Guide to Tribal Clean Energy Development.