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May 8, 2014
Secretary Jewell Announces Approval of Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to build strong and prosperous tribal communities and the Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on May 7, 2014, the approval of the 200-megawatt Moapa Solar Energy Center Project on tribal trust land in Nevada and that nine federally recognized tribes have been awarded Tribal Energy Development Capacity grants totaling over $700,000.

April 17, 2014
April 23 Webinar to Examine First Two Steps of Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Attend this webinar for an in-depth look at the first two steps of the energy project development framework developed by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help guide Tribes on the path toward successful tribal renewable energy project development.

March 26, 2014
New Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country

On Thursday, April 3, the White House and eight federal agencies will launch a four-part webinar series focused on evaluating, assessing, and mitigating the impacts of climate change on U.S. tribal communities.

March 26, 2014
April 2 Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Attend this webinar to learn about the five key steps to successful tribal energy project development.

March 13, 2014
DOE to Host Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop April 29-30

The DOE Office of Indian Energy and the Tribal Energy Program will present a workshop on Alaska Native village energy project development on April 29–30 at the Dena'ina Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The workshop is designed to help Alaska Native villages and corporations understand the range of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that exist in their remote communities.

February 28, 2014
USDA Grant Program Creates Opportunities for Alaska Natives

State USDA Rural Development Office announces FY14 Rural Business Enterprise Grants; submission deadline is April 10.

February 20, 2014
DOE Office of Indian Energy to Sponsor Energy Forum at RES 2014

The DOE Office of Indian Energy is sponsoring an energy forum during the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of DOE's silver-level sponsorship of RES 2014, the forum will take place on March 17, 2014, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and will feature the following roundtable sessions:

February 20, 2014
ANA Announces FY14 Funding Opportunities for Tribes

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans (ANA) has announced the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding opportunities. Applications are due April 15, 2014.

Competitively selected awards will fund projects focused in the following areas:

February 11, 2014
February Webinar to Focus on Strategic Energy Planning

Attend this webinar to learn how strategic planning can help bring tribal energy visions into focus and provide a path forward.

January 21, 2014
January 29 Webinar to Highlight the Latest Developments in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy

Attend this webinar to gain insight into how the various technologies are competing in the marketplace and how Tribes can use them separately and in combination to the greatest benefit.