Indian Energy Archived Funding Opportunities


DE-FOA-0001847: Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2018

Consistent with the Administration’s all of the above energy strategy and recognizing the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, energy infrastructure projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral. Specifically, under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

Install energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating system(s) for tribal building(s) (Topic Area 1);

Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on tribal lands (Topic Area 2); and

Install energy system(s) for autonomous operation (Topic Area 3).

Applications may also be submitted on behalf of an Indian Tribe(s) by an authorized Tribal Organization or Inter-Tribal Organization, provided evidence of that authority is included as part of the application. See the FOA for all eligibility requirements and definitions.

Under Topic Area 1, DOE is seeking applications for the deployment of energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating system(s) for tribal buildings that may include deep energy retrofits, energy generating systems, or a combination of energy efficiency measures and energy generating systems. Proposed projects that include energy generating systems are intended to be grid-connected and/or provide power directly to individual or multiple tribal buildings.

Under Topic Area 2, DOE is soliciting applications for the deployment of community-scale energy generating systems on tribal lands to provide electricity and/or heating or cooling to a substantial number of buildings or to an entire tribal community. Projects proposed under Topic Area 2 are intended solely for energy generating systems that are grid-connected.

Under Topic Area 3, DOE is soliciting applications to install energy system(s) for autonomous operation to power a single or multiple essential tribal load(s) during emergency situations, or to power a substantial number of essential tribal loads for tribal community resilience. Projects proposed under Topic Area 3 are intended to be for either: energy systems that are normally grid-connected, but can disconnect and function autonomously, or energy systems that normally operate independently of the traditional centralized electric power grid.

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 resilience for Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages.

DOE expects to make approximately $5.5 million to $11.5 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 topic areas.

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy will conduct an informational webinar on February 27, 2018 (3:00 Eastern) to provide information on the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, information will be provided on who is eligible to apply, what an application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding. If you are unable to attend the webinar, it will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

The webinar slides and audio are posted at:

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.

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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 Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 03:02 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/29/2018 04:14 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 1/30/2018 10:49 AM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data File (Last Updated: 1/29/2018 04:15 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook IE 335 (Last Updated: 1/29/2018 04:17 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 03:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/19/2018 5:00 PM ET