Notice of Intent - Dept. of Energy: Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands.
Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
This Notice is issued so that interested parties are aware of DOE’s intention to issue this FOA in the near term. All of the information contained in this Notice is subject to change. DOE will not respond to questions concerning this Notice. However, once the FOA has been released, DOE will provide an avenue for potential Applicants to submit questions.
Through this planned Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to solicit applications from Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal Energy Development Organizations to:
1) Install clean energy generating system(s) and/or energy efficiency measure(s) for Tribal Building(s) (Area of Interest 1); or,
2) Deploy community-scale clean energy generating system(s) or energy storage on Tribal Lands (Area of Interest 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 Buildings during emergency situations or for tribal community resilience (Area of Interest 3).
Except for projects proposing energy efficiency measures, projects proposed under this FOA are intended for Tribal Buildings that are either (1) grid-connected (connected to the traditional centralized electric power grid), or (2) connected to an integrated energy system(s) that operates autonomously from the grid (not connected to the traditional centralized electric power grid). The DOE Office of Indian Energy envisions awarding multiple financial assistance awards in the form of grants. The estimated period of performance for each award will be approximately from one (1) to three (3) years including a 12-month mandatory verification period. Under the planned FOA, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy anticipates making awards that range from $100,000 to $2,000,000 or from $250,000 to $4,000,000, depending on the Area of Interest.
The DOE Office of Indian Energy plans to issue the FOA Summer of 2022. If Applicants wish to be notified when the FOA is issued, they should subscribe to the DOE Office of Indian Energy email newsletter list on its website homepage (https://energy.gov/indianenergy). When the FOA is released, applications will be accepted only through IE-Exchange (https://ie-exchange.energy.gov). NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THIS NOTICE. See the attached NOI for more details and the registrations needed prior to submitting an application. This is a NOI only. DOE may issue a FOA as described herein, may issue a FOA that is significantly different than the FOA described herein, or DOE may not issue a FOA at all.
Pursuant to its authorizing statute, the DOE Office of Indian Energy will only consider applications from: (1) an Indian Tribe; (2) Intertribal Organization, or (3) Tribal Energy Development Organization; and (4) on whose Tribal Lands the project(s) will be located. 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.
Under the planned FOA, DOE’s Office of Indian Energy anticipates making awards that range from $100,000 to $2,000,000 or from $250,000 to $4,000,000, depending on the Area of Interest.
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