Indian Energy Program - American Cities Climate Challenge

Indian Energy Program

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

Purpose

To promote Indian tribal energy development, efficiency, and use; reduce or stabilize energy costs; enhance and strengthen Indian tribal energy and economic infrastructure relating to natural resource development and electrification; and bring electrical power and service to Indian land and the homes of tribal members.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible entities include an Indian tribe, intertribal organization, tribal energy development organization, or land located in a census tract in which the majority of residents are Natives (as defined under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act) or enrolled members of a federally recognized Tribe or village.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider prioritizing renewable energy development projects, building efficiency, and distributed renewable energy resources, and battery storage.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources: https://cityrenewables.org/resources/equity-design-considerations-for-federal-funding/

Helpful Tips

N/A

Other Notes

Reauthorizes the previously lapsed program at an increased amount (from $20M to $30M annually) for FY 2021-2025.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Rolling

Funding Available

$30,000,000

Max Award Amount

N/A

Expected Allocations

N/A

Average Award (Estimated)

$451,696

Matching Funds

Yes, 50% match typically required, tribal organizations may qualify for as low as a 10% match

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