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Program Management and Implementation

Program management for the Tribal Energy Program is carried out by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (WIP), which provides programmatic direction and funding to DOE field offices for program implementation.

The DOE Golden Field Office issues solicitations and manages resulting projects. And DOE national laboratories provide technical support for the program.

For the organizations responsible for implementing the program, below you'll find summaries about their roles and links to more information.

For help with specific inquiries, see Tribal Energy Program Contacts or send an inquiry to our Help Desk.

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program

WIP provides information on cost, performance, and financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The program is responsible for maintaining working relationships with stakeholders, including Native American tribal governments.

WIP's role in the Tribal Energy Program includes:

  • Determining scope of the program
  • Managing program budget
  • Directing field activities, including work at DOE laboratories.

For more information, see the WIP website.

Golden Field Office

The Golden Field Office's role in the Tribal Energy Program includes:

  • Issuing solicitations
  • Managing resulting projects.

For more information, see the following:

National Laboratories

DOE's national laboratories, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories provide technical support to the Golden Field Office and tribal projects.Their role includes:

  • Providing technical support to DOE headquarters, DOE field offices, and projects
  • Conducting renewable resource assessments and technology options analysis
  • Conducting technology research and development in cooperation with U.S. industry.

NREL is DOE's premier laboratory for renewable energy research and development (R&D) and is a lead laboratory for energy efficiency R&D. Sandia's (multiprogram engineering and science laboratories) design all non-nuclear components for the nation's nuclear weapons, perform a wide variety of energy research and development projects, and work on assignments that respond to national security threats — both military and economic.

For more information, see the following: