U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Technologies Office
DOE to Fund Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Tribes
October 6, 2004
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.