The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy provides Alaska Native villages with resources, technical assistance, skills, and analytical tools needed to develop sustainable energy strategies and implement viable solutions to community energy challenges.
Alaska Native villages and regional and village corporations can apply to receive up to 40 hours of technical assistance with residential energy efficiency, grantee support, strategic energy planning, transmission, interconnection of regional grids, and research and analysis. Learn more about technical assistance.
Through the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, federally recognized Alaska Native villages receive community-based technical assistance with preparing tribal energy and infrastructure projects for financing and construction. See a list of START projects in Alaska.
Federal agencies, including the Office of Indian Energy, provide grant, loan, and technical assistance programs to support Alaska Native villages and corporations with evaluating, developing, and deploying energy projects. View a list of current funding opportunities.
Education and Capacity Building
Webinars, workshops, and trainings help educate tribal leaders and staff on renewable energy project development and financing. Education and capacity building resources offered by the Office of Indian Energy include:
- Alaska Workshops and Presentations
- Energy Resource Library
- Tribal Renewable Energy Webinars and Curriculum
The Office of Indian Energy also offers educational workshops and training at Alaska regional events. See our events calendar for upcoming Alaska events.
National Strategy for the Arctic Region
The National Strategy for the Arctic Region outlines strategic priorities intended to position the United States to respond effectively to emerging opportunities in the region, while simultaneously pursuing efforts to protect and conserve its unique environment. As part of that effort, the Office of Indian Energy is responsible for developing a 10-year renewable energy strategy for the Arctic region through consultation and coordination with Alaska Native communities. Learn more about the National Strategy for the Arctic Region.
Givey Kochanowski is the Alaska program manager for the Office of Indian Energy. Stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he is responsible for the support and delivery of DOE technical assistance, capacity building, energy education, and outreach to all Alaskan tribal entities.
Contact Givey via email or phone at 907-271-1423. The Alaska office is located at 420 L Street, Suite 305, Anchorage, AK 99501.