Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grants


To provide development grants to Indian tribes for use in developing and sustaining the managerial and technical capacity needed to develop their energy resources, and to properly account for resulting energy production and revenues. Proposals from tribes should strive to achieve the following stated goals: Evaluated the type and range of energy development activities that a tribe way want to assume under a TERA; Determine the current level of scientific, technical, administrative, for financial management capacity of the tribe to assume responsibility for the identified development activities; and determine which scientific, technical, administrative, or financial management capacities need enhancement and what process and/or procedures the grantee may use to eliminate these capacity gaps.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Indian Education, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
C - Direct Payments For Specified Use
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2020 The IA fulfilled its program objectives by issuing approximately 10 grants to Indian Tribes in FY2020.
Fiscal Year 2021 Indian Affairs issued 52 new awards and modifications to existing awards to 46 recipients.
Fiscal Year 2023 Awards 34 grants to entities to complete the goals and objectives of the program.
Title XXVI (Indian Energy) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as amended (25 CFR, Section 3502(a)(2)(A)).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Tribal Governments and their members.
Application for financial assistance must contain a formal signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe; a proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must meet all requirements published in the Federal Register notice and be submitted to IEED, Division of Indian Energy Policy Development, Room 20 - South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20245.
Award Procedure
Recommendations from an IEED technical evaluation committee must be approved by the Director, IEED.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
30 to 45 days.
An applicant with a rejected TEDC proposal may appeal the denial of the application to the Department of the Interior's Board of Indian Appeals or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR Part 900.
The TEDC program cannot award multi-year funding for a project. Funding available for building energy development capacity is subject to annual appropriations by Congress and therefore IEED can only consider single-year projects.
How are proposals selected?
The proposal ranking criteria factors are as follows: (1) Resource potential; (2) Energy development history and current status; (3) Existing energy development capabilities; (4) Intent to develop and retain energy development capacity within tribal government or business entities; (5) Demonstrated willingness to develop independent energy development business entity; and (6) Tribal commitment to staff, training, or monetory resources.
How may assistance be used?
Federally recognized tribes whose lands are held in trust or restricted fee by the Federal government.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Financial records must be retained for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from the date of the final payment. Property records must be retained for three years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions, or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the recipient. The timing of payments will be negotiated by the Regional Office, Contract Officer, and the recipient. Information not available.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional Office Contract Officer.
Headquarters Office
Juanita Mendoza
1849 C Street, N.W.
Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB
Washington, DC 20240 US
Phone: 2022083559
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 22$300,000.00; FY 23 est $2,225,326.00; FY 24 est $2,000,000.00; FY 21$8,085,825.00; FY 20$907,000.00; FY 19$0.00; FY 18$250,000.00; FY 16 FY 17 - Budget Fiscal Year 2024 estimate based on prior year appropriations and expenditures.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Determined on an annual basis, subject to appropriations.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Published in Federal Register Notice annually.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2017 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2018 No Information Available.
Fiscal Year 2023 Projects funded will provide Tribes resources to meet the objectives of this program.


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