ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS – 2020

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Funding Opportunity ID: 322455
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0002168
Opportunity Title: ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE DEPLOYMENT ON TRIBAL LANDS – 2020
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.087
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOE-GFO
Agency Name: Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
Posted Date: Nov 13, 2019
Close Date: Feb 06, 2020 Submission Deadline for Full Applications: 02/06/2020, 5:00 pm ET; through EERE Exchange at https://eere-Exchange.energy.gov, EERE's online portal.
Last Updated Date: Nov 13, 2019
Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is consistent with the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and with an all of-the-above energy strategy that recognizes the breadth of energy resources on Tribal Lands, and each Tribe’s right to use them as they see fit. Projects sought under this FOA are fuel and technology neutral. Specifically, DOE’s 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 energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Topic Area 1); or, (2) Deploy community-scale energy generating system(s) or 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 facilities during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Topic Area 3); or, (4) Deploy energy infrastructure and integrated energy system(s) to electrify Tribal Buildings (Topic Area 4). Applications from a consortium of Indian Tribes (Tribal Consortium) will be accepted but must be submitted by a single Indian Tribe acting as the Applicant and representing the Consortium. Applications may also be submitted on behalf of Indian Tribe(s) by an authorized Tribal Organization, provided evidence of that authority is included as part of the application. 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 resiliency for Indian Tribes and tribal members. DOE expects to make approximately $3.5 million to $15 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 5 to 15 awards under this FOA. DOE may issue awards in one, multiple, or none of the topic areas. Informational Webinar: An informational webinar will be held December 10, 2019 to provide information on the 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://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8209149928731040013 EERE Exchange is designed to enforce the deadlines specified in this FOA. The “Apply” and “Submit” buttons will be automatically disable at the defined submission deadlines. Should Applicants experience problems with Exchange, the following information may be helpful: Applicants that experience issues with submission 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 Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system administrators (EERE-ExchangeSupport@hq.doe.gov) will assist Applicants in resolving issues. However, those Applicants who are unable to submit their applications because they are submitting them at the last minute, when network traffic is at its heaviest, will not be able to seek assistance from the EERE Exchange helpdesk and/or the EERE Exchange system.
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