Indian Energy Archived Funding Opportunities

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  DE-FOA-0002168 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 2/6/2020 05:00 PM ET


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is consistent with the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and with an all of-the-above energy strategy that recognizes the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, and each Tribe’s right to use them as they see fit. Projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral. Specifically, DOE’s 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 energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Topic Area 1); or,

(2) Deploy community-scale 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 facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Topic Area 3); or,

(4) Deploy energy infrastructure and integrated energy system(s) to electrify Tribal Buildings (Topic Area 4).

Applications from a consortium of Indian Tribes (Tribal Consortium) will be accepted but must be submitted by a single Indian Tribe acting as the Applicant and representing the Consortium. Applications may also be submitted on behalf of Indian Tribe(s) by an authorized Tribal Organization, provided evidence of that authority is included as part of the application.

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 resiliency for Indian Tribes and tribal members.

DOE expects to make approximately $3.5 million to $15 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 5 to 15 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

Informational Webinar:

An informational webinar was held on December 10, 2019 to provide information on the FOA to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, information was 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 were unable to attend the webinar, please see links to the webinar presentation below:

Submission Details:

EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will be automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines.

Should Applicants experience problems with Exchange, the following information may be helpful:

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 and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators ( 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 able to seek assistance from the EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system.


  • DE-FOA-0002168 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2020 (Last Updated: 11/18/2019 09:35 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 Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/4/2019 12:12 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:16 AM ET)
  • Workplan Template (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:16 AM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data File (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:17 AM ET)
  • Options Analysis Template (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:18 AM ET)
  • Eligibility Statements and Evidence (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:18 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook (IE 335) (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:19 AM ET)
  • Subrecipient Budget Justification Workbook (IE 335) (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:20 AM ET)
  • Budget Support Template (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:22 AM ET)
  • Registration Certifications (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:20 AM ET)
  • SFLLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/12/2019 10:21 AM ET)

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/6/2020 5:00 PM ET