DOE to Fund Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Tribes

October 6, 2004

Photo of a wind turbine.

This wind turbine on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation is a prime example of a tribal renewable energy project.
Credit: Robert Gough

DOE announced on September 29th that it is accepting applications for two types of grants to Native American tribes that wish to pursue renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

DOE is accepting applications for grants of up to $300,000 for tribes to conduct feasibility studies, hardware demonstrations, and pre-development activities for renewable energy projects. In addition, tribes can apply for grants of up to $150,000 to conduct strategic planning, energy options analysis or resource planning, organizational development, and human capacity building related to energy efficiency or renewable energy projects.

The application deadlines for the two types of grants are February 4th and January 20th, respectively. See the announcement on the DOE Tribal Energy Program Web site.