DE-FOA-0003298: CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2024

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 27th, 2024
Close Date
May 30th, 2024
Total Funding
$25,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$5,000,000.00
Award Floor
$100,000.00
Expected No. Awards
10
Opportunity No.
DE-FOA-0003298

Agency

Golden Field Office (DOE-GFO)

Eligible Applicants

Nonfederally Recognized Native American Tribal Organizations

Funding Category

Energy

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Additional Information

https://ie-exchange.energy.gov

Summary

The Golden Field Office of the Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a grant opportunity titled "DE-FOA-0003298: CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2024". This grant aims to support the installation of clean energy systems, energy efficiency measures, and community-scale clean energy generating systems on Tribal lands. It also includes the installation of integrated energy systems for autonomous operation and providing electric power to unelectrified Tribal buildings. The grant requires a cost-sharing or matching requirement of at least 20% of the total allowable costs of the project. The estimated total program funding is $25 million, and approximately 5 to 10 awards are expected to be made. Nonfederally Recognized Native American Tribal Organizations are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is May 30, 2024. For more information and to apply, please visit the Office of Indian Energy Funding Opportunity Exchange at https://ie-exchange.energy.gov.

Description

DE-FOA-0003298: CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2024 Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to: (1) Install clean energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal building(s) (Topic Area 1); or, (2) Deploy community-scale clean energy generating system(s) or community energy storage on Tribal lands (Topic Area 2); or, (3) Install integrated energy system(s) for autonomous operation (independent of the traditional centralized electric power grid) to power a single or multiple essential Tribal buildings during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Topic Area 3); or, (4) Provide electric power to Tribal Building(s), which otherwise would be unelectrified (Topic Area 4). See Section III.A. of the FOA for eligibility information and Appendix A for the definitions. Unless DOE approves a requested cost share reduction from 20% to 10%, all Applicants are required to provide non-federal cost share of at least 20% of the total allowable costs of the project (i.e., the sum of the federal share and the non-federal Recipient cost share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project). Cost share reduction requests of less than 10% of the total project costs will not be considered. If requested by the Applicant as part of its application, a cost share reduction from 20% to 10% may be considered based on financial need, specifically (1) poverty rate, or (2) median household income of the tribal community as a percentage of statewide median household income. (see Section III.B.2. of the FOA and ‘Application Forms and Templates’ for this FOA on IE-Exchange). DOE expects to make approximately $25 million of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA. DOE anticipates making approximately 5 to 10 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the Topic Areas. All modifications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement are highlighted in yellow in the body of the FOA. Modification 0001 Section II.A.1. (Estimated Funding) – At the end of paragraph 5 for Subtopic Area 3.a. (Powering Essential Tribal Building(s), add a parenthesis after Building(s) and change $2,000,000 to $2,500,000 (page 30). Please see full announcement at: https://ie-exchange.energy.gov/

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant