Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs announced a notice of intent (NOI) to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) in February 2016 for inter-tribal organizations to help provide tribal communities with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement successful strategic energy solutions.

Through this planned FOA, it is envisioned that inter-tribal organizations will structure their technical assistance to best meet the needs of their member Indian tribes and/or Alaska Native villages, resulting in clear measurable outcomes or end-products that include a plan to become financially sufficient beyond DOE’s Office of Indian Energy funding.

As part of these inter-tribal regional programs, it is envisioned that energy experts would:

  1. Coordinate energy solutions among participating Indian Tribes and Alaska Native regional corporations and village corporations
  2. Network with regional and national energy organizations
  3. Deliver technical assistance to participating Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives within the region
  4. Build the human capacity of participating Indian Tribes and Alaska Native regional and village corporations by providing information to tribal leaders and staff through workshops or webinars
  5. Serve as an information clearinghouse
  6. Advise DOE’s Office of Indian Energy on the energy goals and needs within the region
  7. Enhance DOE’s technical assistance network across Indian Country and in Alaska.

Read more from the source: DOE Office of Indian Energy

Act Now  to read the full Notice of Intent DE-FOA-0001452.