The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (DOE office of Indian Energy), in partnership with the Denali Commission, 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.
Through the Alaska START Program, federally recognized Alaska Native villages apply to receive community-based technical assistance with preparing tribal energy and infrastructure projects for financing and construction. See START projects in Alaska.
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.
Eligible Alaska Native villages and corporations can apply to receive financial assistance through the DOE Tribal Energy Program’s competitive grant program, which focuses on evaluating, developing, and deploying energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Education and Capacity Building
Resources such as webinars, workshops, and trainings help educate tribal leaders and staff on renewable energy project development and financing. These include:
- Energy Resource Library
- Renewable Energy Course Curriculum for Tribes
- Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series
The DOE Office of Indian Energy also offers educational workshops and training at Alaska regional events. See our events calendar for upcoming Alaska events.