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  DE-FOA-0002975 CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 5/16/2023 05:00 PM ET



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, 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 Buildings during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Topic Area 3); or,

(4) Provide electric power to unelectrified tribal buildings (Topic Area 4).

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

Unless DOE approves a requested cost share reduction to 10%, 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 of 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 $50 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 10 to 25 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.

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

Modification 0001

Changes include updates to the following sections:

1. Section I.B. (Topic Areas) – Add “For Topic Area 3 and Subtopic Area 4.a., applications proposing energy storage will only be considered if integrated into an integrated energy system(s) as that term is defined herein.” To the third paragraph on page 10.

2. Section I.B. (Topic Areas) – Add “Note that some components of the proposed integrated energy system(s) may already exist and, therefore, not all of the components must be proposed for DOE funding; however, the integrated energy system(s) as a whole must meet the requirements under Topic Area 3. See definitions under Appendix A.” to the last paragraph on page 10.

3. Section I.B.2.a. (Community-Scale Clean Energy Generating System(s) (Subtopic Area 2.a.)) – Add “exclusively” after “applications” and add “clean” after “community-scale” in the first sentence (page 18).

4. Section II.A.1. (Estimated Funding) – At the end of paragraph 5, change $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 and delete “for each Subtopic Area” (page 29).

Other IE-Exchange Information:

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 ( 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 February 28, 2023 to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. View the webinar and download presentation slides.


  • DE-FOA-0002975 Clean Energy Technology Deployment on Tribal Lands - 2023_M0001 (Last Updated: 4/19/2023 10:44 AM 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.

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:13 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:15 PM ET)
  • Technical Volume (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:02 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 2/15/2023 12:02 PM ET)
  • Eligibility Statements and Evidence File (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:12 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook form (IE 540.132-01) (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:10 PM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification Workbook form (IE 540.132-01) (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:14 PM ET)
  • Budget Support (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:11 PM ET)
  • Cost Share Reduction Request (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:12 PM ET)
  • Applicant Registration Certifications (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 2/14/2023 06:10 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Must be signed by an authorized representative) (Last Updated: 2/15/2023 12:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/16/2023 5:00 PM ET