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EERE Funding Opportunity Announcements

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  DE-FOA-0000788 Rooftop Solar Challenge II Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 1/25/2013 05:00 PM ET 1/25/2013 05:00 PM ET 3/22/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000852 Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 6/27/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0000853 Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Deployment Assistance Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 6/20/2013 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 10/2/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001071 Solar Market Pathways Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Solar 5/28/2014 05:00 PM ET 7/11/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001121 Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001189 Climate Action Champions: Request for Applications Other Strategic Programs 10/27/2014 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001390 Modification 0001_Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands - 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 12/10/2015 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001403 Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Strategic Programs 5/17/2016 05:00 PM ET 6/23/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001422 NOI: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Strategic Programs TBD
  DE-FOA-0001453 Establishment of an Inter-tribal Technical Assistance Energy Providers Network Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Weatherization and Intergovernmental 4/14/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001620 NOI_First Steps toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Weatherization and Intergovernmental TBD
  DE-FOA-0001621 First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 10/20/2016 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001659 Notice of Intent to Issue: Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001660 - Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands - 2016 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Indian Energy TBD
  DE-FOA-0001660 Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands - 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 2/7/2017 05:00 PM ET
  DE-FOA-0001846 Notice of Intent: Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands - 2018 Notice of Intent to Publish FOA (NOI) Indian Energy TBD
  DE-FOA-0001847 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Indian Energy 4/19/2018 05:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000788: Rooftop Solar Challenge II

The Rooftop Solar Challenge II (RSC II) is a program intended to deploy, at the regional and national scale innovative, local government-level solutions towards eliminating market barriers and lowering the non-hardware balance of system costs (“soft costs”) of grid-tied solar photovoltaics (PV).  Applicants will be expected to have already demonstrated exceptional progress towards achieving soft cost reductions in specific geographic areas, and must present a credible plan to build on these successes by rapidly deploying techniques and tools to achieve larger-scale impact on solar PV markets.  In addition to receiving a rigorous qualitative evaluation, Applicants will be quantitatively assessed and scored during and at the end of the project period according to the DOE Solar Market Maturity Model (SM3).  Applicants are expected to propose a means for achieving the widespread process standardization that is critical to achieving rapid scale-up of PV markets.

Applicants may apply for one of two Topic Areas of awards:

1.      Topic Area A: Wide-Impact Awards:   These awards are intended to fund unique and innovative approaches to local solar PV market transformation, with particular focus on approaches with wide geographic and large population impacts.

2.      Topic Area B: State and Regional-Impact Awards:  These awards are intended to fund efforts to streamline and standardize processes at the state and regional level. 

 

In accordance with 10 CFR 600.6(b), eligibility for award is restricted to Applicants:

·         Located in the United States; and

·         State or territorial governments; or

·         Local governments; or

·         Consortia, made up of regional or statewide teams of local, governments, large single jurisdictions, or Tribal governments; or

·         Non-profit or for-profit entities authorized to act on behalf of a consortia of state and/or local governments, and 

·         The total population represented or impacted by an Applicant for this FOA must be 1,000,000 or greater as defined by the 2010 report of the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website http://eere.energy.gov/financing/exchangeExchange/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

 

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE Exchange website.

Documents

  • FULL TEXT: DE-FOA-0000788 - Rooftop Solar Challenge II Amendment 002 (Last Updated: 12/10/2012 03:11 PM ET)
  • Solar Market Maturity Sample Scorecard (Last Updated: 12/20/2012 03:10 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:07 PM ET)
  • SF-424a Budget Information (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:09 PM ET)
  • PMC 123.1 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:10 PM ET)
  • NEPA Environmental Checklist (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:11 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Lobbying Form (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:12 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:13 PM ET)
  • Statement of Project Objectives Instructions (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:14 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 12/18/2012 06:15 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • RooftopChallenge@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of the FOA. All questions must be received at least 3 business days prior to each submission deadline.
  • eere-exchangesupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the submission of applications through EERE Exchange. All questons must be submitted at least 3 days prior to each submission deadline.

Submission Deadlines

  • Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/25/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/25/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/22/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 4/22/2013 8:00 PM ET – 4/24/2013 11:59 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000852: Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country

DOE is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations and Tribal Consortia to install “community-scale” or “facility-scale” clean energy systems on Indian lands to provide electricity and/or heating and cooling for local use in tribal buildings. For purposes of this announcement, “clean energy systems” include “renewable energy systems” and “combined heat and power systems.”  Projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are intended to reduce energy costs and increase energy security for Indian Tribes and tribal members.

Documents

  • FULL TEXT_Amendment 003: Community-Scale Clean Energy Projects in Indian Country (Last Updated: 6/7/2013 11:49 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF424 Application for Federal Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 3/5/2013 10:21 AM ET)
  • SF424a Budget Information (Last Updated: 3/5/2013 10:21 AM ET)
  • PMC 123.1 Detailed Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/30/2013 03:05 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/5/2013 10:22 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • tribal@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Please include “DE-FOA-0000852 Question” in the subject line of the email.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding technical support

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/27/2013 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 12/3/2012 5:00 PM ET – 12/4/2012 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0000853: Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Deployment Assistance

DOE is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations and Tribal Consortia, to install “community-scale” or “facility-scale” renewable energy and/or energy efficiency energy projects on Indian lands.  The renewable energy and/or energy efficiency projects are intended to provide electricity and/or heating and cooling or efficiency measures for existing tribal buildings, including homes, businesses, community buildings, government buildings, or other tribal facilities.  Projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are intended to reduce energy costs and increase energy security for Indian Tribes and tribal members. 

Documents

  • FULL TEXT_Amendment 002: Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Deployment Assistance (Last Updated: 6/7/2013 11:52 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance (Last Updated: 4/1/2013 07:25 PM ET)
  • Budget File - SF424 A Excel, Budget Infomration - Non-Construction Programs (Last Updated: 4/1/2013 07:28 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification File for SF 424 A budget (Last Updated: 4/1/2013 07:28 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Lobbying Disclosure Form (Last Updated: 4/1/2013 07:29 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • tribal@go.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding the content of this Funding Opportunity Announcement. Please include “DE-FOA-0000853 Question” in the subject line of the email.
  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For questions regarding technical support.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/20/2013 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001021: Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands

The Funding Opportunity Anonuncement (Number DE-FOA-0001021) indicated EERE anticipated notifying applicants selected for negotiation of award by January 9, 2015 and promptly notify in writing each applicant whose application has not been selected for award. Even though selections were anticipated Janaury 9, 20015, none have been made. We are working toward an announcement as quickly as possible, however we do not have a specific date for the announcement of the selections at this time.  Once selections have been made, however, all applicants will be notified of the status of their application.

The purpose of modification 0004 is to correct grammatical errors on Page 13, Sections 4(b), 4(d) and 4(e).

 

The purpose of modification 0003 is to further update the “Energy Saved Template – DE-FOA-0001021” which is posted in Exchange under Required Application Documents to fix all the errors in the spreadsheet.  There are no changes to the FOA document.

The purpose of modification 0002 is to update the “Energy Saved Template – DE-FOA-0001021” which is posted in Exchange under Required Application Documents to fix an error in the spreadsheet.  There are no changes to the FOA document.

The purposes of modification 0001 are to:

1. Modify the FOA to omit the words “natural gas” in the description of clean energy systems as follows:

Clean energy systems (renewable energy or natural gas combined heat and power systems).

Note that this correction does not change the definition of a clean energy system.  It only clarifies that eligible combined heat and power systems may be fueled by either renewable energy resources or natural gas.

2. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 5:

The minimum system size (10 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems and the 15% displacement of energy may be for either a single Tribally-owned building or the cumulative energy displaced in multiple buildings.  

3. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 7:

The minimum system size (10 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems and the 20% reduction in the total of all energy may be for either a single Tribally-owned building or the cumulative energy reduction in multiple buildings.  

4. Modify the FOA by adding the following on page 8:

The minimum system size (50 kW rated capacity or equivalent) may be for a single individual clean energy system or the aggregate of multiple clean energy systems.  

5. Modify the description of Example #1 in Appendix C, Calculating Energy Savings (page 72) from:

1)      Example #1: Renewable Power System: Displaced energy using a small wind system

to:

1)      Example #1: Renewable Power and Heating Systems: Displaced energy using a photovoltaic power and biomass heating system

6. Modify the FOA by deleting the words “and C” on page 4 as follows:

All cost share must come from non-Federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law (see Section III.B and Appendices B and C).

7. Modify the FOA by correcting the following references:

a. On the bottom of page 8 change Section IV.C.11 to Section IV.C.12
b. On page 16, change Section IV.C.11 to Section IV.C.12
c. On page 17, third paragraph change Section IV.C.18 to Section IV.C.20
d. On page 17, third paragraph change Section IV.C.17 to Section IV.C.19
e. On page 17, fifth paragraph change Section IV.C.18 to Section IV.C.20
f. On page 39, change Section IV.C.20 to Section IV.C.21

 

Under this FOA, EERE is soliciting Applications from Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations and Tribal Consortia to: (1) install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofits projects for tribal buildings; and (2) to deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale on Indian Lands (see Section III.A for eligibility definitions).

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).


An Informational Webinar was held on August 14, 2014. You may access the recorded webinar at the following link:
http://eeredevapps1.nrel.gov/tribalenergy/webinar_de-foa-0001021.cfm 

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands Mod 0004 (Last Updated: 7/10/2014 12:20 PM ET)
  • DE-F0A-0001021 Webinar (Last Updated: 8/21/2014 03:35 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 7/14/2014 06:35 PM ET)
  • EERE 159 Budget Justification (Last Updated: 7/14/2014 06:36 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 7/14/2014 06:36 PM ET)
  • Energy Saved Template Topic Area 1 - DE-FOA-0001021 Mod 0003 (Last Updated: 7/16/2014 12:33 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/2/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001071: Solar Market Pathways


 This FOA was amended on July 8, 2014.   The purpose of this amendment is to add information regarding a waiver of cost share requirements for eligible applicants, and to update the FOA with the changes as described below.

1. In the Executive Summary on page 5, add a brief Cost Share Waiver description;

2. In Section III.B. Cost Sharing, add a detailed Cost Share Waiver description;

3. In Section IV.D.1. Content and Form of the Full Application – Full Application Content and Requirements, add the naming convention for the Technical Volume Workplan;

4. In Section IV.D.2. Content and Form of the Full Application – Technical Volume, add the Data Management Plan to the table; and

5. In Section IV.D.2. Content and Form of the Full Application – Technical Volume, add clarifying language that the Workplan counts toward the Technical Volume’s 25 page limit.

This FOA was amended on June 5, 2014.  The purpose of this amendment is to modify the following dates:

  1. Submission deadline for full applications;
  2. Reviewer comments to applicants;
  3. Submission Deadline for Replies to Reviewer Comments;
  4. Expected date for EERE selection notification.

This funding opportunity seeks to support regional, state, tribal, and locally-driven efforts to develop multi-year solar deployment plans that will help provide business certainty and establish a clear path for the next five to ten years of solar deployment. Specifically, this FOA is intended to enable replicable multi-year strategies that spur significant solar deployment, drive down solar soft costs, support local economic development efforts, and address the potential challenges arising from increased solar penetration on the electrical grid. Awardees are expected to convene stakeholder processes to develop their plan, and subgroups could address specific topics such as the net benefits and costs of solar electricity (to and from the grid), and/or develop solar deployment programs including, but not limited to, commercial property assessed clean energy financing, shared solar, and/or incorporating solar within their emergency response plans. 

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Concept Paper and Full Application submissions.  The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines.  The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: 

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (exchangehelp@hq.doe.gov ). The eXCHANGE helpdesk &/or the EERE eXCHANGE System Administrators (eXCHANGE@go.doe.gov ) will assist the Applicant in resolving all issues.


THE WEBINAR & TRANSCRIPT OF WEBINAR FOR

APPLICANTS IS AVAILABLE BELOW IN FOA DOCUMENTS 

Documents

  • Solar Market Pathways Funding Opportunity Announcement - Amendment 000002 (Last Updated: 6/5/2014 03:07 PM ET)
  • Pre-Concept Paper Webinar (Last Updated: 4/29/2014 04:09 PM ET)
  • Pre-Concept Paper Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 4/22/2014 07:30 PM ET)
  • Full Application Webinar (Last Updated: 6/18/2014 04:38 PM ET)
  • Full Application Webinar Transcript (Last Updated: 6/18/2014 04:42 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application for Financial Assistance (Last Updated: 4/17/2014 10:52 AM ET)
  • EERE 159 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 4/16/2014 05:03 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 4/17/2014 10:53 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 6/18/2014 11:05 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/28/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 7/11/2014 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/5/2014 5:00 PM ET – 8/8/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001121: Notice of Intent to Issue DE-FOA-0001021 Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands

The purpose of this modification is to change the planned FOA issue date from June 20, 2014 to July 15, 2014.

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled “Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands”.

 

Through this planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE continues its efforts to promote tribal energy sufficiency and spur increased deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency projects on Indian lands. In an effort to foster a more holistic engagement by the Department with Tribes on energy issues, the EERE Tribal Energy Program is coordinating with DOE’s Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs to develop funding opportunities and provide technical assistance to Tribes. In support of these programs’ objectives, EERE intends to solicit applications from Indian Tribes, Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations and Tribal Consortia to: (1) install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofit projects for tribal buildings; and (2) deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale.

 

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange on or about July 15, 2014.

Documents

  • Notice_of_Intent_to_Issue_DE-FOA-0001021_Deployment_of_Clean_Energy_and_Energy_Efficiency_Projects_on_Indian_Lands_Mod_0001 (Last Updated: 5/21/2014 07:53 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001189: Climate Action Champions: Request for Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to advancing the Administration’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address global climate change.

 

In recognition of the importance of the dual policy goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing climate resilience[1], the DOE­ – in close collaboration with other Federal agencies – is launching an initiative to identify and showcase U.S. local and tribal governments that have proven to be climate leaders through pursuing opportunities to advance both of these goals in their communities. In particular, the initiative will select 10-15 U.S. local governments and tribal governments  – or regional collaborations or consortia thereof – that demonstrate a strong and ongoing commitment to implementing strategies that both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance climate resilience, with a particular emphasis on strategies that further both goals. The DOE-led effort will provide a platform for other Federal agencies to participate in, and give leverage to, the activities of communities that are selected for this initiative.

 

The DOE initiative is being led as a combined effort through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the Office of Indian Energy, and the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis.


Climate Action Champions Request for Applications Informational Webinar

This Webinar was held on October 9th 2014.  The presentation from the is available for viewing. This file is located in the documents below. 

 

 


[1] “Resilience” means the ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and recover rapidly from disruptions. (E.O. 13653)

 

Documents

  • Climate Action Communities Request For Applications (Last Updated: 9/30/2014 01:47 PM ET)
  • Webinar Presentation for Climate Action Champions 10-9-14 (Last Updated: 10/9/2014 04:54 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF_424_-_Application_for_Financial_Assistance (Last Updated: 9/29/2014 06:27 PM ET)
  • SF_LLL_-_Disclosure_of_Lobbying_Activities (Last Updated: 9/29/2014 06:33 PM ET)
  • Climate Action Champions Application Template (Last Updated: 10/9/2014 05:34 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/27/2014 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001390: Modification 0001_Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands - 2015

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian tribes (including Alaska Native regional corporations, village corporations, tribal consortia, and tribal organizations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to install (1) facility-scale clean energy and energy efficiency projects and (2) community-scale clean energy projects on Indian lands.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement is soliciting applications under two Topic Areas:

Install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofit projects for tribal buildings (Topic Area 1);

Clean Energy Systems (Topic Area 1.a.)

"Deep Energy Retrofit” Energy Efficiency Measures (Topic Area 1.b.)

And,

Deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale (Topic Area 2).

Under Topic Area 1, DOE is seeking applications for the deployment of facility-scale:

(a) clean energy systems (renewable energy power systems or combined heat and power systems) to displace electrical, heating and/or cooling loads by at least 15%; and

(b) deep energy retrofit energy efficiency measures to reduce the total of all energy used in a building or buildings by at least a 20%.

Under Topic Area 2, DOE is soliciting applications for the deployment of community-scale clean energy systems of 50 kW or more (or for heating or cooling the Btu equivalent of 170,607 Btu/hour) on Indian lands to provide electricity, and/or heating or cooling for many buildings or to an entire tribal community.

Under this FOA, a 50% cost share of total project costs (100% match against DOE funds) is required, unless an Applicant requests a reduction in the cost share as part of the application and receives approval from DOE. Applicants may request up to a 40% reduction in cost share, to no less than 10% of the total project costs. Cost share reduction requests to less than 10% will not be considered. If DOE does not grant a request for reduced cost share, the Applicant will be required to meet the requisite 50% cost share.

DOE expects to make approximately $4 million to $6 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. DOE anticipates making approximately 6 to 10 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the following topic areas.

Modification 0001

All modifications to the Funding Opportunity Announcement are highlighted in yellow in the body of the FOA. Modification 0001 included the following:

1. Section I.B.(a) – Clarified the types of eligible hydropower systems

2. Section I.B.(b) – Clarified the “community‐scale project”

3. Section III.A.1.c. – Added “Alaska regional development organization” as an example of an “Inter‐Tribal Organization”

4. Section IV.C.3. – Updated Summary Slide Requirements

5. Section IV.C.4. – Added requirement to include an explanation and rationale as to how the proposed project meets the community‐scale requirement, specifically addressing the “substantial” element.

6. Appendix A – Updated the definition of “community‐scale project”

7. Appendix C – Defined kBtu and clarified description of Table 2

8. Added Appendix E – Summary Slide Template

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted on Sept. 16, 2015 providing information on the funding opportunity to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, the presenters discussed who is eligible to apply, what the application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding.

The webinar slides and audio are posted at www.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/webinar_20150916.cfm.

Other eXCHANGE Information

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).


Documents

  • Modification_0001_Deployment_of_Clean_Energy_and_Energy_Efficiency_Projects_on_Indian_Lands_-_2015_Issued_10.1 (Last Updated: 10/1/2015 04:47 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 8/31/2015 10:47 AM ET)
  • EERE_335_-_Budget_Justification_3 (Last Updated: 8/31/2015 10:49 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 8/31/2015 10:49 AM ET)
  • Energy_Saved_Template_Topic_Area_1_Only (Last Updated: 9/2/2015 12:31 PM ET)
  • Summary_Slide_Template_(Tribal) (Last Updated: 10/1/2015 04:50 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 12/10/2015 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 8/18/2015 5:00 PM ET – 8/26/2015 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001403: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)

* The purpose of Modification 0002 is to correct the page limit for the Technical Volume from 20 pages to 10 pages, as stated in Section IV.D.ii of the FOA.

*The purpose of Modification 0001 is to revise the following dates: Full Application submission deadline, expected submission deadline for replies to reviewer comments, expected date for EERE selection notifications, and expected timeframe for award negotiations.*

Q&A from the March 31st Webinar may be found in the FOA FAQ's Question & Answer Log under the Documents section.

The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development and piloting of data-driven decision frameworks by local and tribal governments. These frameworks should advance model practices and processes that improve the ability of local and tribal governments to integrate, analyze, and understand varied datasets, in order to pursue opportunities across all clean energy sectors such as sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, and renewable power.

To develop and pilot such data-driven efforts, this FOA strongly encourages partnerships between local or tribal governments and entities such as academic institutions, technology companies, utilities, regional planning bodies, and non-governmental organizations.

An informational webinar was held March 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm ET. Below is the link to view the presentation:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3767454976092086787

 

Documents

  • Cities-LEAP FOA Modification 0002 (Last Updated: 5/26/2016 03:04 PM ET)
  • FOA FAQs 8-15-16 Question and Answer Log (Last Updated: 8/15/2016 11:45 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Sample (Last Updated: 6/22/2016 07:50 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Statement of Project Objectives (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 10:34 AM ET)
  • SF-424 (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:19 AM ET)
  • Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:20 AM ET)
  • Subaward Budget Justification (EERE 335) (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:21 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 3/2/2016 09:21 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 5/17/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 6/23/2016 5:00 PM ET
  • View Reviewer Comments Period: 7/7/2016 1:00 PM ET – 8/31/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001422: NOI: Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Strategic Programs Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)”. As part of the Cities-LEAP project, EERE’s Office of Strategic Programs, through its Policy and Analysis and Technology-to-Market Teams, intends to solicit applications to advance data-driven decision-making by local governments in support of their climate and energy goals. This anticipated funding opportunity is intended for local and tribal governments as prime applicants and strongly encourages partnerships between local and tribal governments and entities such as academic institutions, technology companies, utilities, regional planning bodies, and non-governmental organizations to develop and pilot data-driven decision frameworks that strengthen the analytical underpinning of energy-impacting actions by local governments across the United States.

The purpose of this Notice is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Strategic Programs, on behalf of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), intends to issue a FOA titled, “Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP)”. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of the issuance of this FOA. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE Exchange in March 2016.

Documents

  • NOI_DE-FOA-0001422 (Last Updated: 2/22/2016 02:26 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001453: Establishment of an Inter-tribal Technical Assistance Energy Providers Network

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from “Alaska Native Regional Corporations” and “Inter-tribal Organizations” to provide technical assistance on a regional basis, to best meet the needs of their member Indian tribes, resulting in clear measurable outcomes or end-products that include a plan to become financially sufficient beyond DOE’s Office of Indian Energy funding and a methodology of equitably providing services across member Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages. See the Funding Opportunity Announcement for definitions and eligibility.

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy hosted on March 1, 2016 providing information on the funding opportunity to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, the presenters discussed who is eligible to apply, what the application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding.

The webinar slides are posted at www.energy.gov/indianenergy/downloads/doe-establishment-inter-tribal-technical-assistance-energy-providers-network.

Other eXCHANGE Information

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Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

Documents

  • Establishment_of_an_Inter-tribal_Technical_Assistance_Energy_Providers_Network (Last Updated: 2/9/2016 04:05 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • SF-424 Application (Last Updated: 2/10/2016 11:52 AM ET)
  • EERE 335 - Budget Justification (Last Updated: 2/10/2016 11:52 AM ET)
  • SF-LLL (Last Updated: 2/10/2016 11:53 AM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 2/10/2016 11:54 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/14/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001620: NOI_First Steps toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016

 

The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (Office of Indian Energy) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “First Steps toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016.”

Under the planned FOA, the Office of Indian Energy intends to solicit applications from Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native regional corporations and village corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations under the following topic areas:

Conduct energy options analyses (Topic Area 1); Establish baseline energy use (Topic Area 2); Develop energy organizations (Topic Area 3); Conduct climate resiliency planning (Topic Area 4); Establish policy, regulations, and codes to reduce energy use or promote energy develop (Topic Area 5); and, Obtain skills and training related to energy use and development (Topic Area 6).

It is expected that proposed activities will result in specific measurable results or end-products that will lead to the development and deployment of energy solutions, and/or build knowledge or skills necessary to implement successful strategic energy solutions.

All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. The Office of Indian Energy may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all. The Office of Indian Energy will not respond to questions concerning this Notice.

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. Please do not submit questions or respond to this Notice of Intent. The Office of Indian Energy will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. It is anticipated that this FOA will be posted to EERE eXCHANGE in August or September, 2016

In order to submit an application if a FOA is issued, interested applicants must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website http://eere.energy.gov/financing/exchangeExchange/Manuals.aspx  after logging in to the system.

Documents

  • Notice of Intent: First Steps toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016 (Last Updated: 7/15/2016 06:36 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001621: First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016

 

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

(1) Conduct energy options analyses (Topic Area 1);

(2) Establish baseline energy use and efficiency options (Topic Area 2);

(3) Develop energy organizations (Topic Area 3);

(4) Conduct climate resiliency planning (Topic Area 4);

(5) Establish policy, regulations, and codes to reduce energy use or promote energy development (Topic Area 5); and,

(6) Obtain skills and training related to energy use and development (Topic Area 6).

It is expected that proposed activities will result in specific outcomes (measureable results or end-products) that will lead to the development and deployment of strategic energy solutions, and/or build knowledge or skills necessary to implement successful energy solutions.

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement, required cost share must be at least 10% of the total allowable costs of the project (i.e., the sum of the Government share, and the Recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project). All cost share must come from non-Federal sources, unless otherwise allowed by law. Cost share may include cash or in-kind contributions (e.g., contribution of time, unrecovered indirect costs, unrecovered facilities and administrative costs, rental value of buildings or equipment, and the value of a service, other resource, or third party in-kind contribution) made during the period of performance of the grant.

DOE expects to make approximately $2 million to $3 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

DOE anticipates making approximately eight (8) to twenty (20) grant awards with DOE funding per individual award varying between ranging from $50,000 to $250,000, and to not exceed $250,000. DOE will not consider applications proposing DOE funds of less than $50,000. DOE anticipates making awards with period of performances of approximately one (1) to two (2) years, but no longer than three (3) years. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

See the Funding Opportunity Announcement for definitions and eligibility.

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy webinar, hosted on September 6, 2016 can be accessed at the following link. The webinar is intended for those interested in applying under this FOA and will describe the FOA, discuss who is eligible to apply, what the application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding.

First Steps Webinar

Other eXCHANGE Information

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline:

In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

The full Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications must be submitted through the EERE eXCHANGE website to be considered for award. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for the EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere- exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Information on where to submit questions regarding the content of the announcement and where to submit questions regarding submission of applications is found in the full FOA posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website.

Documents

  • DE-FOA-0001621_First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands – 2016 (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 01:37 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF424) (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:21 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (IE 335) (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:22 PM ET)
  • SF LLL - Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:23 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 8/16/2016 03:23 PM ET)
  • Workplan Template (Last Updated: 8/17/2016 05:29 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov 
    For technical issues related to the EERE Exchange Website
  • tribal@ee.doe.gov 
    For questions related to the content of this FOA. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Please note that you must first select this specific FOA Number in order to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA. EERE will attempt to respond to a question within 3 business days, unless a similar question and answer has already been posted on the website. Upon the issuance of a FOA, EERE personnel are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with applicants regarding the FOA except through the established question and answer process as just described.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 10/20/2016 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001659: Notice of Intent to Issue: Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001660 - Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands - 2016

Notice of Intent to Issue: Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001660 - Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands - 2016

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (Office of Indian Energy) is charged by Congress under the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005 (Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005)), Title V, § 502, codified at 42 USC § 7144e and 25 USC § 3501 et seq.) , to “provide, direct, foster, coordinate, and implement energy planning, education, management, conservation, and delivery programs that –

(1) Promote Indian tribal energy development, efficiency, and use;
(2) Reduce and stabilize energy costs;
(3) Enhance and strengthen Indian tribal energy and economic infrastructure relating to natural resource development and electrification; and
(4) Bring electric power and service to Indian land and homes for tribal members located on Indian lands or acquired, constructed, or improved (in whole or in part) with Federal funds.” 42 USC § 7144e(b).

Through this planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Office of Indian Energy will be continuing its efforts to maximize the development and deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of American Indians and Alaska Natives and help build the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement those energy solutions.

Specifically, the Office of Indian Energy intends to solicit applications from Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

(1) Install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofit projects for tribal buildings (Area of Interest 1); and,

(2) Deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale (Area of Interest 2).

DOE envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of grants. The estimated period of performance for each award will be approximately from one (1) to two (2) years, but no longer than three (3) years (including the 12-month energy savings verification period for Area of Interest 1).

DOE anticipates making awards that range from $50,000 to $500,000 for Area of Interest 1 (Tribal Building Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Retrofits) and from $250,000 to $1,000,000 for Area of Interest 2 (Community-Scale Clean Energy Deployment).

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the DOE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. DOE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. However, once the FOA has been released, DOE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

The Office of Indian Energy plans to issue the FOA, DE-FOA-0001660: “Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands – 2016” November 2016 via the EERE Exchange website (https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/). If Applicants wish to receive official notifications and information regarding this FOA, they should register in EERE Exchange. When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.



Documents

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001660: Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands - 2017

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

(1) Install energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems on tribal buildings (Topic Area 1) through:

a. Deep energy retrofits (Topic Area 1.a.), or

b. Energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems (Topic Area 1.b.),

and/or,

(2) Deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale (Topic Area 2).

For purposes of this FOA, an eligible “Indian Tribe” (including Alaska Native villages, but not Alaska Native Regional Corporations or Village Corporations), must be federally recognized as listed in Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. Applications may also be submitted on behalf of an Indian Tribe(s) by an authorized Tribal Organization or Inter-Tribal Organization, provided evidence of that authority is provided as part of the application.

Under Topic Area 1, DOE is seeking applications for the installation in tribal buildings of (a) deep energy retrofits (multiple energy efficiency measures) to meet at least a 15% reduction in the total of all energy and fuel sources used; and (b) energy efficiency measures and clean energy systems (renewable energy power systems or combined heat and power systems) of at least 10kW or equivalent for heating and/or cooling to meet at least a 20% reduction in the total of all energy and fuel sources used.

Under Topic Area 2, DOE is soliciting applications for the deployment on a community-scale of at least 250 kW (or equivalent for heating and/or cooling) of clean energy systems on Indian lands to provide electricity and/or heating or cooling too many buildings or to an entire tribal community. Any technology proposed must be commercially-proven and warrantied, and the projects proposed under Topic Area 1 must be based on a prior energy audit or industrial energy assessment.

The intended results of the 50% cost shared projects selected under this Funding Opportunity Announcement are immediate cost savings, reduced energy use, and increased energy security for Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native villages, and tribal members.

DOE expects to make approximately $4 million to $6 million of Federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on Congressional appropriations. DOE anticipates making approximately 6 to 10 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy will conduct an informational webinar on December 1, 2016 (3:00 Eastern) to provide information on the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, information will be provided on who is eligible to apply, what an application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding. If you are unable to attend the webinar, it will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

Register for the webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3954444524942948612

Other eXCHANGE Information

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).

Documents

  • FOA_Deployment_of_Energy_Efficiency_and_Clean_Energy_on_Indian_Lands_-_2017 (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 10:46 AM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF424) (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:23 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification (IE 335) (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:24 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide Template (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:25 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:25 PM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data File (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:26 PM ET)
  • Energy Savings Calculations (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:26 PM ET)
  • Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/10/2016 03:27 PM ET)

Contact Information

  • EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.govEERE eXCHANGE support 
    For technical issues related to the EERE Exchange Website
  • tribal@ee.doe.govTribal Mailbox 
    For questions related to the content of this FOA. All questions and answers related to this FOA will be posted on EERE Exchange at: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Please note that you must first select this specific FOA Number in order to view the questions and answers specific to this FOA. EERE will attempt to respond to a question within 3 business days, unless a similar question and answer has already been posted on the website. Upon the issuance of a FOA, EERE personnel are prohibited from communicating (in writing or otherwise) with applicants regarding the FOA except through the established question and answer process as just described.

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 2/7/2017 5:00 PM ET

DE-FOA-0001846: Notice of Intent: Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands - 2018

Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No. DE-FOA-0001847 Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2018

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy is charged by Congress under the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self Determination Act of 2005 (Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), Title V, § 502, codified at 42 USC § 7144e and 25 USC § 3501 et seq.), to “provide, direct, foster, coordinate, and implement energy planning, education, management, conservation, and delivery programs that –

(1) Promote Indian tribal energy development, efficiency, and use;

(2) Reduce and stabilize energy costs;

(3) Enhance and strengthen Indian tribal energy and economic infrastructure relating to natural resource development and electrification; and

(4) Bring electric power and service to Indian land and homes for tribal members located on Indian lands or acquired, constructed, or improved (in whole or in part) with Federal funds.” 42 USC § 7144e(b).

Through this planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE’s Office of Indian Energy will be continuing its efforts to maximize the deployment of energy solutions for the benefit of American Indians and Alaska Natives and help build the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement those energy solutions.

Specifically, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy may solicit applications from Indian Tribes including Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations (hereafter referred to as “Indian Tribe”) and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

(1) Install energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating system(s) for Tribal Buildings (Area of Interest 1);

(2) Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on Tribal lands (Area of Interest 2);

(3) Install energy system(s) for autonomous operation to power a single or multiple essential tribal loads for a short period of time during an emergency situation or for long-term tribal community resilience. (Area of Interest 3).

DOE envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of grants. The estimated period of performance for each award will be approximately from one (1) to two (2) years, but no longer than three (3) years (including the 12-month energy savings verification period for Area of Interest 1).

This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of the DOE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. DOE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. However, once the FOA has been released, DOE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.

DOE’s Office of Indian Energy plans to issue the FOA on or about December 2017 or January 2018 via the EERE Exchange website (https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/). If Applicants wish to be notified when the FOA is issued, they should subscribe to the DOE Office of Indian Energy email list on the website homepage (https://energy.gov/indianenergy/office-indian-energy-policy-and-programs). When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through EERE Exchange. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE.


Documents

  • Notice of Intent (NOI) - 2018 Deployment FOA 11-07-2017 Final Rv 12-11-2017 (Last Updated: 12/11/2017 08:49 AM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: TBD

DE-FOA-0001847: ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2018

DE-FOA-0001847: Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands – 2018

Consistent with the Administration’s all of the above energy strategy and recognizing the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, energy infrastructure projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral. Specifically, under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOE’s Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations to:

Install energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating system(s) for tribal building(s) (Topic Area 1);

Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) on tribal lands (Topic Area 2); and

Install energy system(s) for autonomous operation (Topic Area 3).

Applications may also be submitted on behalf of an Indian Tribe(s) by an authorized Tribal Organization or Inter-Tribal Organization, provided evidence of that authority is included as part of the application. See the FOA for all eligibility requirements and definitions.

Under Topic Area 1, DOE is seeking applications for the deployment of energy efficiency measures and/or energy generating system(s) for tribal buildings that may include deep energy retrofits, energy generating systems, or a combination of energy efficiency measures and energy generating systems. Proposed projects that include energy generating systems are intended to be grid-connected and/or provide power directly to individual or multiple tribal buildings.

Under Topic Area 2, DOE is soliciting applications for the deployment of community-scale energy generating systems on tribal lands to provide electricity and/or heating or cooling to a substantial number of buildings or to an entire tribal community. Projects proposed under Topic Area 2 are intended solely for energy generating systems that are grid-connected.

Under Topic Area 3, DOE is soliciting applications to install energy system(s) for autonomous operation to power a single or multiple essential tribal load(s) during emergency situations, or to power a substantial number of essential tribal loads for tribal community resilience. Projects proposed under Topic Area 3 are intended to be for either: energy systems that are normally grid-connected, but can disconnect and function autonomously, or energy systems that normally operate independently of the traditional centralized electric power grid.

The intended results of the 50% cost-shared projects selected under this FOA are to reduce or stabilize energy costs and increase energy security and resilience for Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages.

DOE expects to make approximately $5.5 million to $11.5 million of federal funding available for new awards under this FOA, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. The actual level of funding, if any, depends on Congressional appropriations. DOE anticipates making approximately 6 to 15 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas.

Informational Webinar

The DOE Office of Indian Energy will conduct an informational webinar on February 27, 2018 (3:00 Eastern) to provide information on the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to potential applicants. In addition to describing the FOA in detail, information will be provided on who is eligible to apply, what an application needs to include, cost share and other requirements, how to ask questions, and how applications will be selected for funding. If you are unable to attend the webinar, it will be recorded and posted for later viewing.

The webinar slides and audio are posted at: https://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/downloads/webinar-office-indian-energy-2018-energy-infrastructure-deployment-tribal

Other eXCHANGE Information

The eXCHANGE system is currently designed to enforce hard deadlines for Application submissions. The APPLY and SUBMIT buttons automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. The intention of this design is to consistently enforce a standard deadline for all applicants.

Applicants that experience issues with submissions PRIOR to the FOA Deadline: In the event that an Applicant experiences technical difficulties with a submission, the Applicant should contact the eXCHANGE helpdesk for assistance (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov).


Documents

  • Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: DE-FOA-0001847 ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS - 2018 (Last Updated: 2/15/2018 02:35 PM ET)

Required Application Documents

Pursuant to the FOA, Applicants are required to submit the "Required Application Documents" with their Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed or considered.

View Required Application Documents

Full Application

  • Application for Financial Assistance SF-424 (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 03:02 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide (Last Updated: 1/29/2018 04:14 PM ET)
  • Workplan (Last Updated: 1/30/2018 10:49 AM ET)
  • Project Metrics Data File (Last Updated: 1/29/2018 04:15 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Workbook IE 335 (Last Updated: 1/29/2018 04:17 PM ET)
  • SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Last Updated: 11/30/2017 03:03 PM ET)

Contact Information

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 4/19/2018 5:00 PM ET