Other programs within the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies also provide technical assistance to support tribal energy project planning and development. Find information below on technical assistance opportunities available to Indian tribes and tribal entities.

Learn more about theĀ Office of Indian Energy technical assistance.

Technical Assistance Description Agency
Tribal Affairs Utility Formation Provides technical assistance on establishing a tribal utility in order to sell power to Bonneville Power Administration. Bonneville Power Administration
USDA Emergency Watershed Protection Helps local communities recover after a natural disaster strikes. The program offers technical and financial assistance to help local communities relieve imminent threats to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms and other natural disasters that impair a watershed. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): Natural Resources Conservation Service
DOE State & Regional Policy Assistance Provides unbiased policy assistance and analysis to states and regions on state electricity policies, programs, laws, and regulations that facilitate electricity infrastructure investment needed to deliver clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to customers. U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Electricity
HHS ANA Training & Technical Assistance Provides training and technical assistance in planning, developing, conducting, and administering ANA projects, short-term in-service training for personnel working on ANA-funded projects, and upon denial of a grant application, technical assistance in revising a grant proposal. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
EDA Planning and Local Technical Assistance Assists eligible recipients in developing economic development plans and studies designed to build capacity and guide the economic prosperity and resiliency of an area or region. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
EPA Brownfields Development - Technical Assistance Provides technical assistance to local stakeholders, including tribes, through the technical assistance to Brownfields Communities Program. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Provides quick, targeted technical assistance to selected communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Provides assistance for community resilience to disasters, job creation, the role of manufactured homes in sustainable neighborhood design or medical and social service facilities siting. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
NREL Decision Support for Tribes Provides resources and direct assistance to tribal governments, supporting energy technology delivery and connecting them with world-class science and analytics. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
DEMD Technical Assistance Provides technical assistance to tribes for all aspects of energy development. Department of Interior (DOI) Division of Energy and Minerals (DEMD)