U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program
Tribal Energy Program
Turbine installed at the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota
Credit: Intertribal Council on Utility Policy Corporation
The program promotes tribal energy sufficiency and fosters employment and economic development on America's tribal lands. For more information, see the Tribal Energy Program Web site.
The Tribal Energy Program offers financial and technical assistance to Indian tribes to help them evaluate and develop their renewable energy resources and reduce their energy consumption through efficiency and weatherization. As building knowledge and skills is essential to developing, implementing, and sustaining energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, the program also offers education and training opportunities.
See our "Renewable Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands" program brochure.
Since 2002, DOE has invested $41.8 million in 175 tribal energy projects across the Country. For a map of project locations and project summaries, see Projects on Tribal Lands.
For Tribes interested in energy efficiency or developing their renewable energy resources, the program has developed a "Guide to Tribal Energy Development."
DOE Funding for the Tribal Energy Program
The following graph shows Congressional funding by year for the DOE Tribal Energy Program.
PROGRAM FUNDING HISTORY