Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) Grant; Solicitation


Funding Opportunity ID:327500
Opportunity Number:BIA-TEDC-2020
Opportunity Title:Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) Grant; Solicitation
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.148
Eligible Applicants:Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code:DOI-BIA
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Posted Date:Jun 04, 2020
Close Date:Sep 01, 2020
Last Updated Date:Jun 04, 2020
Award Ceiling:$1,000,000
Award Floor:$10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:15
Description:IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT, YOU MUST GO TO THE RELATED DOCUMENTS TAB TO RETRIEVE THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT AND INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO APPLY. PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN INFORMATION HOW TO PREPARE YOUR PROPOSAL AND HOW TO SEND IN YOUR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE 21 PAGES TO REVIEW. The Secretary of the Interior (“Secretary”), through the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), is soliciting grant proposals from Federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Federally recognized Tribal entities to build Tribal capacity for energy resource regulation and management. The Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) grant program seeks to develop the Tribal management, organizational and technical capacity needed to maximize the economic impact of energy resource development on American Indian and Native Alaskan land. TEDC grants equip Federally recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Federally recognized Tribal entities to regulate and manage their energy resources through development of organizational and business structures and legal and regulatory infrastructure. Examples of projects TEDC grants may fund include establishment of Tribal business charters under Federal, state, or Tribal law with a focus on energy resource development; adoption and/or implementation of a secured transactions code; feasibility studies on forming a Tribal utility authority; and development of Tribal energy regulations pursuant to the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act) 25 U.S.C. § 415.

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