Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower, Solar, Wind Power

Native Tribes Offered US$2.5 Million To Develop Their Own Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will invite native tribes to apply for US$2.5 million of financial support to develop Renewable Energy on Tribal lands.

GOLDEN, Colorado 2002-02-26 [SolarAccess.com] The DOE will only consider applications from federally recognized tribes or Alaskan Native Corporations. Through one to three year cooperative agreements, DOE intends to provide financial support to conduct feasibility studies and share in the cost of implementing sustainable Renewable Energy installations on tribal lands. Under this solicitation the DOE is requesting applications to either: conduct feasibility studies for the development of economically sustainable Renewable Energy installations on tribal Lands or to implement sustainable Renewable Energy development projects. DOE will only consider applications from tribes on whose lands the project will be located. Applications from a consortium of tribes will be accepted but must be submitted by a single tribe representing the consortium. The DOE anticipates awarding 10 to 15 Renewable Energy Feasibility Study Applications and three to five Renewable Energy Development Project Applications. No cost share is required in order to be considered for feasibility study awards under this program. For development projects, a minimum cost share of 20 percent of total project costs is needed for awards to be considered. However, applicants proposing more than the required cost share will be given additional consideration in the selection process. All applicant cost sharing must come from non-federal sources.