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. For information on other federal, state, and utility energy efficiency and renewable energy incentives, and local policies on interconnection and net metering, see the database of state incentives for renewables and efficiency (DSIRE). For a complete list of opportunities through DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, see their funding page.

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 Close Date
DOE FOA: Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands (DE-FOA-0001021)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the availability of up to $7 million in funding to accelerate clean energy development on tribal lands. Through this funding opportunity, the Tribal Energy Program, in cooperation with the DOE Office of Indian Energy, will help Indian tribes, tribal energy resource development organizations, and tribal consortia: (1) Install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofit projects for tribal buildings, and (2) Deploy clean energy systems on a community scale. Please note that only applications submitted through the EERE Exchange website will be considered. Any questions related to the FOA should be sent via email to  

Bloomberg Innovation Delivery Grant Program - $45 million

Bloomberg is seeking applicants to bring innovation to city challenges through Innovation Delivery, an approach that combines idea generation techniques with a structured, data-driven approach to deliver results. In the past, projects have focused on energy issues such as energy efficiency improvements. Eligible applicants must demonstrate an intention to achieve bold and sustained change on an issue that matters to citizens, a demonstrated understanding of how Innovation Delivery will help an applicant’s city achieve its goals, a credible plan for how the Innovation Delivery approach will integrate with and strengthen the city’s existing organizational structure and culture, and a commitment to bold innovation.

SPS Solar Generation Power Request for Proposals

The Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) is seeking proposals for up to 200 MW of photovoltaic (PV) solar generation resources that would be contracted through a power purchase agreement. This funding opportunity is open to all bidders.

EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Program

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is seeking applications to create and retain jobs and increase private investment in economically distressed communities. Eligible projects must address at least one of the following areas: collaborative regional innovation, public/private partnerships, national strategic priorities, global competitiveness, environmentally sustainable development, and economically distressed and underserved communities. Projects must also either enhance public works and infrastructure projects or provide economic assistance to regions experiencing severe economic dislocations.

EDA FY14 Regional Innovation Grants - $15 Million

The EDA is seeking applications for three programs that develop innovation strategies:

  • The i6 Challenge, with up to $8 million available, aims to commercialize innovations, ideas, intellectual property and research into viable companies.
  • Science and Research Park Development Grants, with up to $5 million available, seek to provide research hubs and increase regional competitiveness in the field of energy efficient building technologies, renewable energy, and cogeneration.
  • Cluster Grants for Seed Capital Funds, with up to $2 million available, are intended to create sustainable financing institutions for innovation-based start-ups.

USDA Rural Community Development Initiative - Nearly $6 Million

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service is seeking applications for Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects. Applicants must provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the federal grant. Eligible applicants: qualified private, nonprofit (including faith-based and community organizations and philanthropic foundations), and public (including tribal) intermediary organizations. 

NOAA Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program - $800,000

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking applications to support management of regional and local ecosystem effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The funding is intended to integrate dynamic physical and biological processes with sea level rise and coastal inundation to improve the prediction of coastal ecosystem effects to enable enhanced coastal resiliency.

HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition - $1 Billion

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) National Disaster Resilience Competition makes $1 billion available to communities that have been struck by natural disasters in recent years. This competition responds to requests from state, local, and tribal leaders who have asked the federal government to help them prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change and support investments in more resilient infrastructure.


Learn More About Federal Government Grant Opportunities

For all federal government grant opportunities, see To access procurement opportunities offered throughout the federal government, see FedBizOpps and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

See information on Rural Business Enterprise Grants and Rural Business Opportunity Grants.

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. For information on how to apply and the process EERE uses to evaluate applications, see New EERE Applicants.

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. Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs

See information on the Division of Energy and Mineral Development's Tribal Grant Program and for environmental resources for tribal energy development, see the Tribal Energy and environmental Information Clearinghouse.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

From the American Indian Environmental Office, see the Tribal Portal for information on grants and funding.