Tribal Energy Events and Funding Opportunities


Register for September 30 Indian Energy Webinar on Major Energy Project Agreements

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting a free webinar on major energy project agreements Wednesday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain Time.

Energy projects that are not “behind the meter” often require agreements that define how the tribe will work with other parties such as utilities, contractors, and investors. Negotiating and understanding these agreements is essential to the success of any tribal energy project. This webinar will explain some of the most common project agreements and provide ideas on how to negotiate them.

Register now.

2020 Office of Indian Energy Program Review Postponed

Due to the current COVID situation, DOE has made the difficult decision to postpone the Office of Indian Energy’s annual Program Review, which is typically held in the fall in Colorado. We will continue to monitor the situation and will explore the possibility of conducting the review in the spring of 2021.

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2020 Virtual National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference: September 14–17

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is honored to host the United States’ First Biennial National Tribal and Indigenous Climate Conference (NTICC), along with support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Tribal Resilience Program. The NTICC is open to all U.S. tribal nations and indigenous peoples from throughout the world, with an emphasis on including elders and youth. There is no registration fee for this virtual conference.

Learn more and register.

DOE Better Buildings Webinars: September 15 and 22

The DOE Better Buildings Initiative is hosting two webinars this month that may be relevant to tribes.

Building Resilient Communities: State and Local Perspectives: This session will explore how different state and local governments are developing and planning their communities to improve energy efficiency and bolster resilience. Attendees will learn how energy efficiency and renewable energy act as resilience measures for mitigating the impacts of natural disasters. Panelists will share how they use federal and local funds, tools, and public-private partnerships to support energy resilience projects. Panelists will also share real-world examples and best practices for building resilient communities. Register now.

Innovative Energy Efficiency in Public Housing: Energy and water efficiency upgrades in public housing can free up operating funds while reducing tenant utility bills and improving resident health and comfort. However, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) face persistent financial barriers that often prevent them from accessing capital for retrofits. This webinar will present innovative solutions from three PHAs that successfully financed efficiency projects. Panelists will spotlight the proven, replicable approaches that made their projects possible. Register now.

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