2002 Projects Funding History

In fiscal year (FY) 2002, under the authority of the Energy Policy Act, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) solicited applications from federally recognized tribes or Alaskan Native corporations to do one of the following:

  • Conduct feasibility studies for the development of economically sustainable renewable energy installations on tribal lands
  • Implement sustainable renewable energy development projects.

The feasibility studies were intended to demonstrate the potential sustainability of renewable energy development on tribal lands, including the potential economic and environmental benefits to the tribe.

The development projects were the result of previously conducted feasibility assessments and were intended to demonstrate the potential for job creation, market penetration locally or for export, replicability, and the environmental and economic benefits to the tribe.

A total of 14 projects, including 12 feasibility studies and two development projects, were awarded in FY 2002. The DOE press release provides a brief summary of the awards.