Current Tribal Energy Funding Opportunities
New DOE Building Technologies FOA Is Open to Tribes: Learn More on June 30 and Submit Concept Papers by July 27
The Building Technologies Proving Ground – Public Sector Field Validation funding opportunity will invest up to $10 million to allow state, local, and tribal government entities to compete for funding designed to meet U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) goals via field validation of high-impact commercial building technologies.
Projects under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will be funded by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Building Technologies Office and administered in partnership with EERE’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office’s State Energy Program.
The objective of this funding is to generate and disseminate data on the field performance of novel approaches to integrate advanced building technologies, that can inform commercial and multi-family building efficiency, demand flexibility, and building-to-grid programs. Projects funded through this FOA will have the potential to significantly reduce energy use in U.S. commercial buildings, develop new value streams for commercial building owners, and provide the end use flexibility required to dynamically balance the distribution grid.
An informational FOA webinar will be held on June 30, 2020, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. To join, please follow this link at least 5 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.
Learn more about the FOA and how to apply. Concept papers are due July 27, 2020, and full applications are due September 28, 2020.
DOE Indian Energy FOA: Apply by July 30
On March 27, DOE announced up to $15 million in new funding to deploy energy technology on tribal lands. This funding through the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs will support Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations. Should tribes so choose to unleash their vast undeveloped energy resources, this FOA would help support those communities.
The intended results of the 50% cost shared projects selected under this FOA are to stabilize or reduce energy costs and increase energy security and resiliency for Indian Tribes and tribal members.
DOE is soliciting applications to install energy technology on tribal lands. Specifically, the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is soliciting applications to:
- Install energy generating systems and energy efficiency measures for tribal buildings;
- Deploy community-scale energy generating systems or energy storage on tribal lands;
- Install integrated energy systems for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single facility or multiple essential tribal facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience; or
- Deploy energy infrastructure or integrated energy systems to electrify tribal buildings.
Applications may also be submitted on behalf of an Indian Tribe(s) by an authorized Tribal Organization, provided evidence of that authority is included as part of the application.
See the FOA for all eligibility requirements. The application deadline has been extended to July 30, 2020.
IEED Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grant: Apply by September 1
The U.S. Department of Interior’s Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is soliciting applications for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) grant program.
TEDC will fund approximately 15 grants, ranging in value from approximately $10,000 to $1,000,000 to federally recognized American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and entities, and tribal energy resource development organizations to fund feasibility studies for the managerial, technical, and institutional capacity to develop energy resources and account for the resulting energy production and revenues.
Applications are due to IEED by September 1, 2020. Learn more and apply.