Related Funding Opportunities
Here you'll find information on grants and funding opportunities for tribal energy projects from other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and federal government programs.
Current Funding Opportunities for Tribes
To explore current solicitations for tribal grant applications, click on the titles of the funding opportunities in the table below.
|Funding Opportunity||Open Date||Close Date|
Environmental Solutions for Communities Grants Program
Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Funding priorities include "greening" traditional infrastructure and public projects such as storm water management and flood control, urban forestry, and education and training of community leaders on sustainable practices.
Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Environmental Solutions for Communities
Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announces the availability of grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 each. Wells Fargo and the NFWF seek to promote sustainable communities through Environmental Solutions for Communities by supporting highly-visible projects that link economic development and community well-being to the stewardship and health of the environment. Funding priorities include 'greening' traditional infrastructure and public projects such as storm water management and flood control, urban forestry, and education and training of community leaders on sustainable practices.
Georgetown Climate Center In-kind Legal and Policy Support for Adaptation Projects
The Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) has released an application to provide in-kind legal and policy support for state and local adaptation projects. GCC provides assistance to state and local communities that are preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change. GCC is seeking projects that meet certain criteria, including projects: that address impacts or sectors including coastal, urban heat, transportation, water supply, water quality, and/or stormwater and wastewater management; with high likelihood of being implemented; and with high transferability of findings. Examples of previous GCC projects include model codes, analyses of legal authority, toolkits, and more. This assistance is made possible by the support of the Kresge Foundation.
National Endowment for the Arts Fiscal Year 2014 Our Town Initiative
The National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $200,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. The Our Town Initiative will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to improve their quality of life, foster stronger community identity and a sense of place, and revitalize economic development.
EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Act 2013 Construction Equipment Rebate Program
EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign opened a new rebate program on November 20, 2013. This round of rebates focuses on the retrofit and replacement of nonroad construction equipment engines in both public and private fleets. The total funding for this opportunity is approximately $2 million. Applicants may submit only one application for up to five pieces of equipment and up to $120,000 in rebate funds.
Community Forest and Open Space Program
Provides financial assistances to tribes, local governments, and nonprofit organizations (whose mission is to conserve and protect land) to establish community forest through fee simple aquisition of private forest land from a willing seller.
The Forest Service's Community Forest and Open Space Program
The Community Forest Program is a grant program that authorizes the Forest Service to provide financial assistance up to $4 million to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits. Community forests provide many benefits such as protection of habitat, water quality, and other environmental benefits, and they can provide economic benefits through timber resources. Community Forests have also long been sites for environmental and cultural education.
Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps State and National Grants
The AmeriCorps State and National Grants provide funding to engage AmeriCorps members in service interventions to strengthen communities. Focus areas for the grants include disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Grants may be used to provide support for direct services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improving at-risk ecosystems.
EPA Indoor Air and Climate Change
As part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, the EPA is seeking applications proposing research to improve understanding of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality and the resulting health effects. EPA is interested in supporting research that will explore the anticipated effects of climate change on indoor air quality directly through a variety of mechanisms, and indirectly through adaptations in building use and design.
NFWF 2013 Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants Program
Marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of the Interior launched the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program. The program will use competitive grants to award funding for science-based solutions by states, local communities, non-profit organizations, and other partners to help restore key habitats and bolster natural systems, enabling these areas to withstand the impacts and better protect local communities from future storms.
Georgetown University Energy Prize
The Georgetown University Energy Prize is a competition in which communities will be challenged to work together with their local governments and utilities in order to develop and begin implementing plans for innovative, replicable, scalable, and continual reductions in the per capita energy consumed from local natural gas and electric utilities. Participating communities will be asked to develop a long-term energy efficiency plan and to demonstrate initial effectiveness and sustainability over a two-year period. Participating communities will benefit from access to various resources and the winning community will receive $5 million, which will help to support their continuing community-based energy efficiency efforts.
EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program Grant
The EJCPS Program provides up to $120,000 financial assistance over a two-year period to enable community-based organizations to partner with stakeholders from across industry, government, academia to develop and implement solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issues at the local level. Projects must use the CPS Model, comprised of seven elements of a successful collaborative partnership, to address local environmental and/or public health issues. Because EPA requires substantial involvement and interaction between the applicant, EPA regions and OEJ, these awards will be made in the form of cooperative agreements.
Learn More About Federal Government Grant Opportunities
For all federal government grant opportunities, see Grants.gov. To access procurement opportunities offered throughout the federal government, see FedBizOpps and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce
For funding opportunities, see the Economic Development Administration website.
U.S. Department of Energy
For funding opportunities through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), see EERE Financial Opportunities.
The DOE Weatherization Assistance Program has funds to improve the energy performance of dwellings of low-income families using the most advanced technologies.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
See Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Tribal Agencies. If your Tribe is not a LIHEAP tribal grantee, you may need to contact your state agency for assistance.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
See information on grants for Indian housing and community development.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
From the American Indian Environmental Office, see the Tribal Portal for information on grants and funding.
Also see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publication, Funding Opportunities: A Directory of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Environmental Protection Assistance Programs.