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  DE-FOA0002770 Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002771, Powering Unelectrified Tribal Buildings - 2022 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Indian Energy TBD
  DE-FOA-0002775 Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002774, Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2022 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Indian Energy TBD
  DE-FOA-0002317 ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 2/11/2021 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA0002770: Notice of Intent (NOI) to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002771, Powering Unelectrified Tribal Buildings - 2022

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 for one Area of Interest in the FOA: to deploy energy infrastructure or integrated energy system(s) 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.

For purposes of this planned FOA, a Tribal Building is a building or buildings where the eligible entity has the authority to augment or modify the building and where the building is either owned by the eligible entity or tribal members, or the eligible entity has a long‐term lease (as a minimum, for the useful life of the proposed project). Tribal Building(s) may include, but are not limited to, tribal member homes, schools, community buildings, clinics/hospitals, tribal government buildings, fire stations, police stations, radio stations, washaterias, utility facilities (such as water/waste water systems), tribal casinos, or tribal businesses.

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 one (1) to three (3) years including a 12-month mandatory verification period. Under the planned FOA, the DOE Office of Indian Energy anticipates making awards that range from $250,000 to $4,000,000.

The DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to issue the FOA Summer of 2022. 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-0002770_-_Notice_of_Intent_(NOI)_IE_for_2022_Electrification_FOA_-_DE-FOA-0002771 (Last Updated: 5/27/2022 02:58 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002775: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0002774, Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2022

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).

Except for projects proposing energy efficiency measures, 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).

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 one (1) to three (3) 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 $2,000,000 or from $250,000 to $4,000,000, depending on the Area of Interest.

The DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to issue the FOA Summer of 2022. 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-0002775 - Notice of Intent (NOI) IE for 2022 Deployment FOA - DE-FOA-0002774 (Last Updated: 5/19/2022 05:45 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0002317: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2020

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is consistent with the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and with an all of-the-above energy strategy that recognizes the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, and each Tribe’s right to use them as they see fit. Projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral. Specifically, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:

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

(2) Deploy community-scale 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); or,

(4) Deploy energy infrastructure and integrated energy system(s) to electrify Tribal Buildings (Topic Area 4).

The intended results of the 50% cost-shared projects selected under this FOA are to reduce or stabilize energy costs and increase energy security and resiliency for Indian Tribes and tribal members.

DOE expects to make approximately $10 million to $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 6 to 12 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

All modifications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement are highlighted in yellow in the body of the FOA.

Modification 0001

1. Section I.B. (Topic Area 2.a.) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) buildings” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of buildings (page 21)

2. Section I.B. (Topic Area 2.b.) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) buildings” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of buildings (page 23)

3. Section I.B. (Topic Area 3.b.) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) essential tribal facilities” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of essential tribal facilities (page 26)

4. Section I.B. (Topic Area 4) – Deleted reference “no less than three (3) buildings” as there is no specific minimum, other than a substantial number of Tribal Buildings (page 28)

Modification 0002

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “July 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “July 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0003

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “July 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0004

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “August 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “September 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0005

Extended the submission deadline for applications from “September 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “December 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”

Modification 0006

Extend the submission deadline for applications from “December 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time” to “February 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time”.

Other Exchange Information:

EERE 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 (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov). The Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) 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 able to seek assistance from the EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system.

Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar was held April 7, 2020 to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. View the webinar and download presentation slides.



Documents

  • DE-FOA-0002317 Mod0006 (Last Updated: 11/3/2020 03:10 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

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Full Application

  • Application for Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 10:55 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 10:57 AM ET)
  • Workplan Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 10:59 AM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data File (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:00 AM ET)
  • Options Analysis Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:01 AM ET)
  • Eligibility Statements and Evidence (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:02 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (IE 335) (Last Updated: 3/19/2020 03:53 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification Workbook (IE 335) (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:05 AM ET)
  • Budget Support Template (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:06 AM ET)
  • Registration Certifications (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:07 AM ET)
  • SFLLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/16/2020 11:08 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/11/2021 5:00 PM ET