Here you'll find information on funding opportunities and grants from the Tribal Energy Program (TEP) 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.To see past FOAs and the projects selected, view the program's past financial opportunities.
For a general overview of the funding and grant process, see Federal Financial Assistance Opportunities at the Department of Energy.
Current Funding Opportunity Announcements
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 more, see the Progress Alert.
Follow the links below to view the full FOAs, which provide complete descriptions, eligibility requirements, instructions on how to apply, application content, and the criteria by which applications will be selected for funding:
Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country (DE-FOA-0000852)
Submittal deadline: June 27, 2013.
Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Deployment Assistance (DE-FOA-0000853)
Submittal deadline: June 20, 2013.
Please note that only applications submitted through the EERE Exchange website will be considered.
Also see related financial opportunities for funding and grants from other government programs.
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.