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Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP)

Federal Agency


Loans Program Office (LPO)


To provide partial loan guarantees to support economic opportunities to tribes through energy development projects and activities. LPO provides borrowers access to capital, flexible financing, and expert project support to help reinvigorate, advance, and transform America’s energy infrastructure.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible borrowers must be a federally recognized tribe or a tribal energy development organization with majority tribal ownership and control. The project can involve a single site or distributed portfolio. Projects employing commercial technology are preferred.

Decarbonization Considerations

Consider utilizing partial loan guarantees to finance large clean energy projects, such as off-site renewable energy projects, transmission infrastructure, and EV charging infrastructure.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources:

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Other Notes

TELGP’s specialized expertise is in large-scale energy projects and loans that exceed $25 million. For FY22, TELGP has undergone a series of changes based on feedback from Tribal communities. See here for more:

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)


Funding Available


Max Award Amount

Up to 90% of the unpaid principal and interest due on any loan for energy development.

Expected Allocations


Average Award (Estimated)


Matching Funds

Not required

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