Indian Energy Archived Funding Opportunities

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 ( When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through IE-Exchange ( 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.


  • DE-FOA-0002770_-_Notice_of_Intent_(NOI)_IE_for_2022_Electrification_FOA_-_DE-FOA-0002771 (Last Updated: 5/27/2022 02:58 PM ET)

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Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD