Deadlines Extended for some Tribal Energy Grants; More Tribal Energy Roundtable Information Available

Tribal Energy Grants. On January 31, 2011, we reported in General Memorandum 11-011 on the availability of up to $10 million in grants made available to Indian tribes through the Department of Energy (DOE). On March 23, the DOE published a deadline extension for two of the three grant programs and clarified the definition of “Tribal or Inter-tribal Organizations” for purposes of the grant application. The deadline extensions are:

  • Energy Efficiency Development and Deployment in Indian Country (FOA number DE-FOA-0000423) – Submission deadline extended to April 13, 2011
  • Renewable Energy Development and Deployment in Indian Country (FOA number DE-FOA-0000424) – Submission deadline extended to May 11, 2011

The Funding Opportunity Announcements have been amended to define “Tribal or Inter-tribal Organizations” and to allow authorized “Tribal or Inter-tribal Organizations” to submit an application on behalf of an Indian Tribe, provided evidence of that authority is supplied as part of the application. For purposes of the Funding Opportunity Announcements:

“Tribal or Inter-tribal Organization” means any legally established organization of an Indian Tribe(s), which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by the recognized governing body of an Indian Tribe(s). A “Tribal or Inter-tribal Organization” may include, but is not limited to, a subsidiary, subdivision, or band of an Indian Tribe, or organizations established under Congressional, State or Tribal law to act on behalf of an Indian Tribe(s).

Tribal Energy Roundtables. On March 18, 2011, we reported in General Memorandum 11-035 on the national Tribal Energy Roundtables hosted by the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (OIEPP). Additional information has been posted with more specific details as to the times and venues where the Roundtables will be held. We attach the original Dear Tribal Leader Letter as well as a link to the OIEPP site where further updates will be posted:

March 30 – Washington, D.C.
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Department of Energy (tentative)

April 5 – Phoenix, Arizona
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency (tentative)

April 6 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (tentative)

April 12 – Quinault Reservation, Washington
Time: TBD
Location: ATNI Conference, Quinault Beach Resort & Casino

April 14 – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

April 14 – Anchorage, Alaska
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: TBD

Please let us know if we may provide additional information regarding the Tribal Energy Grant programs or the Tribal Energy Roundtables.