Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program (TELGP)
Loans Program Office
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.
Consider utilizing partial loan guarantees to finance large clean energy projects, such as off-site renewable energy projects, transmission infrastructure, and EV charging infrastructure.
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/
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: https://www.energy.gov/lpo/articles/lpo-improves-access-tribal-energy-projects-updated-solicitation