The US Department of Energy has $11.5 million in new grant funding available for energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Applications are due April 19, 2018. A 50% cost share of total project costs is required.
Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations, Village Corporations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations) will be eligible to apply.
More info: https://energy.gov/articles/department-energy-makes-115-million-available-energy-infrastructure-deployment-tribal-lands
The areas of interest are:
– Area 1: Install energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating systems for tribal buildings that may include deep energy retrofits, energy generating systems, or a combination of energy efficiency measures;
– Area 2: Deploy community-scale energy generating systems on tribal lands to provide electricity to a substantial number of buildings or even an entire tribal community; and
– Area 3: Install energy systems for autonomous operation to power single or multiple essential tribal loads during emergency situations, or to power a substantial number of essential tribal loads for community resilience.