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New Funding Opportunity; Feb. 24 Webinar Reminder


Funding Opportunity: Establishment of an Inter-Tribal Technical Assistance Energy Providers Network

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On Feb. 15, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the availability of up to $7 million to establish an inter-tribal technical assistance energy providers' network to assist Indian tribes and Alaska Native communities regionally. Under this initial pilot, the Office of Indian Energy is seeking applications from Inter-tribal Organizations and Alaska Native Regional Corporations interested in establishing internal energy experts to provide technical energy assistance and informational resources to their member Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages.

DOE anticipates making awards that range from $300,000 to $1,000,000 for the entire period of performance of 3–5 years. After that time it is expected that the inter-tribal technical assistance energy provider will be financially sufficient and can continue these efforts without further DOE support.

Applications are due April 14, 2016.

Learn more and apply.

Informational Webinar: March 1

The Office of Indian Energy is hosting an informational webinar about the funding opportunity and the application process on March 1, 2016, at 1 p.m. Mountain Time. Register now.

Feb. 24 Webinar to Explore Energy Markets

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The Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), is pleased to present a webinar on "Exploring Your Energy Markets" on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Speakers will provide information about energy markets, wholesale price drivers, and other factors involved in putting tribal energy deals together. Attendees will also hear a case study about the Paragon-Bisti Ranch solar project in New Mexico.

Speakers will include:

  • Allan Austin from Western
  • Wenona Benally of the Navajo Nation and Robert Kennedy of Tetra Tech
  • Todd Hegwer of Public Power Energy Services, LLC and Timber Canyon Energy Consulting, LLC.

There is no charge to attend the webinar, but registration is required. Register now.


Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20585

For more information on the Office of Indian Energy, visit our website and see our brochure.


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