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  DE-FOA-0002974 CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2023 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Indian Energy TBD
  DE-FOA-0002771 POWERING UNELECTRIFIED TRIBAL BUILDING(S) - 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 2/23/2023 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0002774 CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 2/9/2023 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002974: CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2023

DE-FOA-0002974: NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. DE-FOA-0002975, CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2023

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of DOE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. DOE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. However, once the FOA has been released, DOE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

Through this planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to solicit applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:

  1. Install clean energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Area of Interest 1); or,
  2. Deploy community-scale clean energy generating system(s) or energy storage on Tribal Lands (Area of Interest 2); or,
  3. Install integrated energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple essential tribal buildings during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Area of Interest 3); or,
  4. Power unelectrified Tribal Buildings (Area of Interest Area 4).

Except for Area of Interest 4, projects proposed under this FOA are intended for Tribal Buildings that are either (1) grid-connected (connected to the traditional centralized electric power grid), or (2) connected to an integrated energy system(s) that operates autonomously from the grid (not connected to the traditional centralized electric power grid).

Area of Interest 4 is intended to deploy integrated energy system(s) or energy infrastructure to provide electricity to Tribal Buildings which otherwise would be unelectrified, where “unelectrified” means Tribal Buildings that are not connected to (1) the traditional centralized electric power grid, or not connected to (2) an integrated energy system(s) operating independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid.

The DOE Office of Indian Energy envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of grants. The estimated period of performance for each award will be approximately from two (2) to four (4) years, including a 12-month mandatory verification period. Under the planned FOA, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy anticipates making awards that range from $100,000 to $2,500,000 or from $250,000 to $5,000,000, depending on the Area of Interest.

The DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to issue the FOA spring 2023. If Applicants wish to be notified when the FOA is issued, they should subscribe to the DOE Office of Indian Energy email newsletter list on its website homepage (https://energy.gov/indianenergy). When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through IE-Exchange (https://ie-exchange.energy.gov). NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. See the attached NOI for more details and the registrations needed prior to submitting an application.

This is a NOI only. DOE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002974_Notice_of_Intent_(NOI)_IE_for_2023_Deployment_FOA_-_DE-FOA-0002975 (Last Updated: 1/24/2023 01:01 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002771: POWERING UNELECTRIFIED TRIBAL BUILDING(S) - 2022

The DOE Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations (hereafter referred collectively as “Indian Tribes”), Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to provide electric power to Tribal Buildings, which otherwise would be unelectrified, by deploying (1) integrated energy system(s) (Topic Area 1) or (2) energy infrastructure (Topic Area 2). See Section III.A. of the FOA for eligibility information and Appendix A for the definitions.

Unless DOE approves a requested cost share reduction, a 20% cost share of the total allowable costs of the project (i.e., the sum of the DOE share, and the Recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) is required. If requested by the Applicant as part of its application, a cost share reduction to not less than 10% may be considered, based on poverty rate and median household income of the tribal community relative to the statewide median household income (see Section III.B.2. of the FOA and ‘Application Forms and Templates’ for this FOA on IE-Exchange).

DOE expects to make approximately $15 million of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on Congressional appropriations. DOE anticipates making approximately 4 to 10 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the aforementioned topic areas.

See the FOA document for full description.

IE-Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will be automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline (in the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission), the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk will assist Applicants in resolving issues. However, those Applicants who are unable to submit their applications because they are submitting them at the last minute, when network traffic is at its heaviest, will not be eligible for assistance from the Exchange helpdesk.

Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar was held December 1, 2022 to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. View the webinar and download presentation slides.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002771_Powering_Unelectrified_Tribal_Building(s)_-_2022 (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 04:59 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 1/27/2023 03:06 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 04:44 PM ET)
  • Technical Volume (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 04:45 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 04:45 PM ET)
  • Eligibility Statements and Evidence File (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:07 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook form (IE 540.132-01) (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:00 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification Workbook form (IE 540.132-01) (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 03:00 PM ET)
  • Budget Support (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 04:47 PM ET)
  • Cost Share Reduction Request (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 02:34 PM ET)
  • Applicant Registration Certifications (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 04:48 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 1/27/2023 03:06 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/23/2023 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0002774: CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2022

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations (hereafter referred collectively as “Indian Tribes”), Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:

(1) install clean energy generating system(s) and energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Topic Area 1); or,

(2) deploy community-scale clean energy generating system(s) or energy storage on Tribal Lands (Topic Area 2); or,

(3) install integrated energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple essential tribal facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Topic Area 3).

See Section III.A. of the FOA for eligibility information and Appendix A for the definitions.

Unless DOE approves a requested cost share reduction, a 20% cost share of the total allowable costs of the project (i.e., the sum of the DOE share, and the Recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) is required. If requested by the Applicant as part of its application, a cost share reduction to not less than 10% may be considered, based on poverty rate and median household income of the tribal community relative to the statewide median household income (see Section III.B.2. of the FOA and ‘Application Forms and Templates’ for this FOA on IE-Exchange).

DOE expects to make approximately $20 million of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on Congressional appropriations. DOE anticipates making approximately 6 to 15 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the aforementioned topic areas.

See the FOA document for full description.

IE-Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will be automatically disabled at the defined submission deadlines.

Applicants that experience issues with submission PRIOR to the FOA deadline (in the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission), the Applicant should contact the Exchange helpdesk for assistance (ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk will assist Applicants in resolving issues. However, those Applicants who are unable to submit their applications because they are submitting them at the last minute, when network traffic is at its heaviest, will not be eligible for assistance from the Exchange helpdesk.

Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar was held November 29 to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. View the webinar and download presentation slides.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002774_Clean_Energy_Technology_Deployment_on_Tribal_Lands_-_2022 (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 04:43 PM ET)

Application Forms and Templates

The following forms and templates may be used as part of the application submission. Note that these forms and templates do not necessarily constitute all the documents required for a complete application. Please refer to the 'Application and Submission Information' of the published announcement to learn more about the required application content requirements.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 1/27/2023 03:08 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 03:18 PM ET)
  • Technical Volume (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 03:19 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 03:19 PM ET)
  • Eligibility Statements and Evidence File (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 03:19 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook form (IE 540.132-01) (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 04:26 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification Workbook form (IE 540.132-01) (Last Updated: 10/28/2022 04:26 PM ET)
  • Budget Support (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 03:20 PM ET)
  • Cost Share Reduction Request (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 11/3/2022 02:47 PM ET)
  • Applicant Registration Certifications (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 10/26/2022 03:21 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 1/27/2023 03:09 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/9/2023 5:00 PM ET