Tribal Clean Energy Projects Selected for Funding

At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 13, 2013, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the selection of nine tribal communities to receive more than $7.2 million in funding for clean energy projects. The projects selected were a result of two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding opportunity announcements.

The table below lists the nine selected projects in alphabetical order and the requested funding amounts. For more information, including a brief summary of each selected project, see the DOE press release.

# Applicant Project Title Technology Requested DOE Funds Proposed Cost Share
1 Coeur d'Alene Tribe Coeur d'Alene Tribe: Benewah Market Energy Efficiency Project Wx Retrofits (EE) $250,000 $500,000
2 Forest County Potawatomi Community Installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Milwaukee and Forest Counties Solar Electric (PV) $1,400,026 $1,400,027
3 Gwichyaa Zhee Gwichin Tribal Government Gwich'in Solar and Energy Efficiency in the Arctic Wx Retrofits (EE); Solar Electric (PV) $105,486 $105,486
4 Menominee Tribal Enterprises Menominee Tribal Enterprises District Biomass CHP Project Biomass $1,350,000 $1,814,853
5 Seneca Nation of Indians 1.8 MW Wind Turbine on Tribal Common Lands near Lake Erie in New York State Wind $1,500,000 $3,750,000
6 Southern Ute Indian Tribe dba Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund Community-Scale Solar for Southern Ute Indian Tribe Solar Electric (PV) $1,500,000 $1,500,000
7 Tonto Apache Tribe Tonto Apache Tribe's Solar Assist for Governmental and Community Facilities Project Solar Electric (PV) $398,918 $398,918
8 White Earth Reservation Tribal Council White Earth Biomass Boiler Project Biomass $642,899 $642,899
9 Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Winnebago Tribe Solar Project Solar Electric (PV) $75,258 $75,302
TOTAL $7,222,587 $10,187,485