The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy 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.

Technical Assistance

Alaska Native villages and regional and village corporations can apply to receive no-cost technical assistance with residential energy efficiency, grantee support, strategic energy planning, transmission, interconnection of regional grids, village power, and research and analysis. Learn more about technical assistance.

Through the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, federally recognized Alaska Native villages receive community-based technical assistance with preparing tribal energy and infrastructure projects for financing and construction. See a list of START projects in Alaska.

Funding Opportunities

Federal agencies, including the Office of Indian Energy, provide grant, loan, and technical assistance programs to support Alaska Native villages and corporations with evaluating, developing, and deploying energy projects. View a list of current funding opportunities and ongoing funding opportunities.

Education and Training

Webinars, workshops, and trainings help educate tribal leaders and staff on renewable energy project development and financing. Education and capacity building resources offered by the Office of Indian Energy include:

The Office of Indian Energy also offers educational workshops and training at Alaska regional events. See our events calendar for upcoming Alaska events.

Contact Us

Givey Kochanowski is the Alaska program manager for the Office of Indian Energy. Stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, he is responsible for the support and delivery of DOE technical assistance, capacity building, energy education, and outreach to all Alaskan tribal entities. 

Contact Givey via email or phone at 907-271-1423. The Alaska office is located at 420 L Street, Suite 305, Anchorage, AK 99501.

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