Indian Energy Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001621: First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016


Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

(1) Conduct energy options analyses (Topic Area 1);

(2) Establish baseline energy use and efficiency options (Topic Area 2);

(3) Develop energy organizations (Topic Area 3);

(4) Conduct climate resiliency planning (Topic Area 4);

(5) Establish policy, regulations, and codes to reduce energy use or promote energy development (Topic Area 5); and,

(6) Obtain skills and training related to energy use and development (Topic Area 6).

It is expected that proposed activities will result in specific outcomes (measureable results or end-products) that will lead to the development and deployment of strategic energy solutions, and/or build knowledge or skills necessary to implement successful energy solutions.

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement, required cost share must be at least 10% of the total allowable costs of the project (i.e., the sum of the Government share, and the Recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project). All cost share must come from non-Federal sources, unless otherwise allowed by law. Cost share may include cash or in-kind contributions (e.g., contribution of time, unrecovered indirect costs, unrecovered facilities and administrative costs, rental value of buildings or equipment, and the value of a service, other resource, or third party in-kind contribution) made during the period of performance of the grant.

DOE expects to make approximately $2 million to $3 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

DOE anticipates making approximately eight (8) to twenty (20) grant awards with DOE funding per individual award varying between ranging from $50,000 to $250,000, and to not exceed $250,000. DOE will not consider applications proposing DOE funds of less than $50,000. DOE anticipates making awards with period of performances of approximately one (1) to two (2) years, but no longer than three (3) years. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

See the Funding Opportunity Announcement for definitions and eligibility.

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy webinar, hosted on September 6, 2016 can be accessed at the following link. The webinar is intended for those interested in applying under this FOA and will describe the FOA, discuss who is eligible to apply, what the application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding.

First Steps Webinar

Other eXCHANGE Information

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions 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 full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere- after logging in to the system.

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.


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 (SF424) (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:21 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (IE 335) (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:22 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:23 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:23 PM ET)
  • Workplan Template (Last Updated: 8/17/2016 05:29 PM ET)

Contact Information

    For technical issues related to the EERE Exchange Website
    For questions related to the content of this FOA. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: Please note that you must first select this specific FOA Number in order to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA. EERE will attempt to respond to a question within 3 business days, unless a similar question and answer has already been posted on the website. Upon the issuance of a FOA, EERE personnel are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with applicants regarding the FOA except through the established question and answer process as just described.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/20/2016 5:00 PM ET