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July 30, 2015
Aug. 5 Webinar to Showcase Best Practices in Procurement for Tribes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Best Practices in Procurement, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

July 28, 2015
Through a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Tonto Apache Tribe installed a 76.5-kilowatt photovoltaic system on their administration building to reduce building energy use. Photo by Deb Lastowka, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for Tribal Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) later this year that will help promote tribal energy sufficiency by providing funding for Tribes to make their buildings more energy efficient and deploy community-scale clean energy systems.

Eligible applicants for this opportunity include Indian Tribes, Alaska Native regional and village corporations, tribal energy resource development organizations, and tribal consortia on whose Indian land the project will be located.

July 15, 2015
White House Steps Up Commitment to Cultivating Next Generation of Native Leaders

On July 9, the White House hosted the inaugural Tribal Youth Gathering in collaboration with United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY) and the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS).

July 15, 2015
Both the Tribal Leader Forum and workshop will be held at the Pueblo Cultural Center (photo above) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Energy Department to Host Tribal Leader Forum and Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop in New Mexico

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting two back-to-back events July 27–29, 2015, at the Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico: a Tribal Leader Forum on forming tribal utilities and an interactive workshop on developing community-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

July 9, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Native American Communities to Receive Technical Assistance for Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that five Native American Tribes will receive on-the-ground technical support from DOE’s Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program.

July 9, 2015
Interior Department Announces $11.8 Million to Support Tribal Climate Change Adaptation and Planning Projects

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has awarded $11.8 million in Tribal Climate Resilience Program funding awards.

July 2, 2015
A row of homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation

On June 22, the Oglala Lakota Community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sustainable and energy-self-sufficient community conceived and championed by the people who live there.

June 23, 2015
June 24 Webinar Will Discuss How Environmental Laws and Regulations Affect Tribal Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Regulatory Impacts for Renewable Energy Projects on Indian Lands, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

June 1, 2015
Energy Department to Lead Workshop on Tribal Renewable Energy Development in Oklahoma

Oklahoma tribal energy leaders have an opportunity to explore the tribal energy project development and financing process hands-on at an interactive workshop being hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy June 9–11 at the Riverwind Hotel and Casino in Norman, Oklahoma.

May 28, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Alaska Villages in next round of START Project to Support Clean Energy Development

Program provides Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate tribal clean energy projects and initiatives.