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START Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program assists 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 the START team

48 Contiguous States

The START Program assists tribes in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Alaska Native regional corporations, with moving renewable energy projects closer to implementation. Learn more.

Alaska

Through the Alaska START Program, the Office of Indian Energy assists rural Alaska Native communities in developing strategic energy plans to help mitigate climate change, conducting energy awareness and training programs, and pursuing new renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities. Learn more.

Eligibility

The START Program is supported by funds appropriated to the Office of Indian Energy under Title V of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Title V directs and authorizes the Office of Indian Energy to provide technical assistance services to “Indian Tribes,” which are defined in Section 2601 of the Act to mean “any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.”

START Projects

Location

Tribe

Project

Year

California

Blue Lake Rancheria

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2015

Minnesota

Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Indians

Community-Scale Wind

2015

Wisconsin

Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin

Community-Scale Solar

2015

New Mexico

Picuris Pueblo

Community-Scale Solar

2015

Colorado

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2015

Alaska

Hoonah Indian Association

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2015

Alaska

Huslia Village

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2015

Alaska

Kokhanok Village

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2015

Alaska

Organized Village of Kwethluk

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2015

Alaska

Native Village of Shungnak

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2015

Alaska

Chugachmiut Regional Corporation

Community-Scale Biomass

2013

Wisconsin

Ho-Chunk Nation

Community-Scale Biomass

2013

California

Pinoleville Pomo Nation

Community-Scale Solar

2013

Arizona

San Carlos Apache Tribe

Facility-Scale Solar PV System

2013

Colorado

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Community-Scale Solar PV System

2013

Alaska

Native Village of Kongiganak

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2013

Alaska

Native Village of Koyukuk

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2013

Alaska

Native Village of Minto

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2013

Alaska

Native Village of Shishmaref

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2013

Alaska

Yakutat T’lingit Tribe

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2013

California

Campo Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Commercial-Scale Wind Farm

2012

Wisconsin

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Community-Scale Biomass

2012

Arizona

Hualapai Tribe

Solar PV Micro-Grid System

2012

Arizona

Pascua Yaqui Tribe

Facility-Scale Solar PV System

2012

New Mexico

Pueblo of Zuni

Facility-Scale Solar PV System

2012

Alaska

Arctic Village Council

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2012

Alaska

Native Village of Kwinhagak

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2012

Alaska

Native Village of Teller

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2012

Alaska

Organized Village of Kake

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2012

Alaska

Venetie Village Council

Community Energy Planning and Clean Energy Projects

2012