Indian Energy Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0001660: Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands - 2017

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) Install energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems on tribal buildings (Topic Area 1) through:

a. Deep energy retrofits (Topic Area 1.a.), or

b. Energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems (Topic Area 1.b.),

and/or,

(2) Deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale (Topic Area 2).

For purposes of this FOA, an eligible “Indian Tribe” (including Alaska Native villages, but not Alaska Native Regional Corporations or Village Corporations), must be federally recognized as listed in Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. 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 provided as part of the application.

Under Topic Area 1, DOE is seeking applications for the installation in tribal buildings of (a) deep energy retrofits (multiple energy efficiency measures) to meet at least a 15% reduction in the total of all energy and fuel sources used; and (b) energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems (renewable energy power systems or combined heat and power systems) of at least 10kW or equivalent for heating and/or cooling to meet at least a 20% reduction in the total of all energy and fuel sources used.

Under Topic Area 2, DOE is soliciting applications for the deployment on a community-scale of at least 250 kW (or equivalent for heating and/or cooling) of clean energy systems on Indian lands to provide electricity and/or heating or cooling too many buildings or to an entire tribal community. Any technology proposed must be commercially-proven and warrantied, and the projects proposed under Topic Area 1 must be based on a prior energy audit or industrial energy assessment.

The intended results of the 50% cost shared projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are immediate cost savings, reduced energy use, and increased energy security for Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native villages, and tribal members.

DOE expects to make approximately $4 million to $6 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 10 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 December 1, 2016 (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.

Register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3954444524942948612

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 (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

Documents

  • FOA_Deployment_of_Energy_Efficiency_and_Clean_Energy_on_Indian_Lands_-_2017 (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 10:46 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.

View Application Forms and Templates

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF424) (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:23 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (IE 335) (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:24 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:25 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:25 PM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data File (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:26 PM ET)
  • Energy Savings Calculations (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:26 PM ET)
  • Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:27 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.govEERE eXCHANGE support 
    For technical issues related to the EERE Exchange Website
  • tribal@ee.doe.govTribal Mailbox 
    For questions related to the content of this FOA. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. 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: 2/7/2017 5:00 PM ET