The Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program is part of the DOE Office of Indian Energy effort to assist in the development of tribal renewable energy projects. Through START, Tribes in the 48 contiguous states and Alaska can apply for and are selected to receive technical assistance from DOE and national laboratory experts to move projects closer to implementation.
Learn more about:
- START 2013 Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance Projects
- START 2013 Alaska Native Community Energy Planning and Projects
- View a map of START Projects
- Download the START fact sheet
- Read our new brochure on the START Program and Capacity Building 2012-2013 Success Highlights
- Download brochures on the five-step tribal project development and financing process developed by the Office of Indian Energy and used to assist START projects:
- Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Community Energy Planning: Highlights a strategic energy planning process for Tribes, includes examples of how Tribes have benefited from strategic energy planning
- Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Project Development Fundamentals: Provides and overview of the five-step tribal renewable energy project development and financing process and includes examples from Tribes that have used the process to help move their projects forward.
- Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Evaluating Project Potential and Options: Provides an overview of "Step 1: Project Potential" and "Step 2: Project Options" in the five-step energy project development process and highlights how the tasks involved in completing these steps helped the Pueblo of Zuni and the Passamaquoddy Tribes of Indian Township and Pleasant Point advance their renewable energy projects.
- Developing Tribal Energy Projects: Selecting the Technology and Refining the Project: Provides an overview of "Project Refinement," Step 3 in the five-step energy project development process, and highlights how completing this step helped the Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and the Organized Village of Kake advanced their renewable energy projects.
- Access the Office of Indian Energy's renewable energy online learning for Tribes, which includes free, on-demand educational webinars on renewable energy basics, strategic energy planning, and tribal renewable energy project development and financing.