OCED recognizes the unique government-to-government relationship DOE has with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments and seeks to place federal trust responsibilities at the heart of policy and decision-making processes as stated in DOE’s American Indian Policy (DOE Order 144.1). OCED strives to promote effective working relationships with federally recognized tribes through effective government-to-government consultation, partnerships, and meaningful engagement to fulfill its trust responsibilities to American Indian and Alaska Native Nations.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) is providing more than $13 billion in funding for Tribal communities to improve projects such as high-speed internet, wastewater and sanitation systems, reliable electricity, clean drinking water and good paying jobs. As part of BIL, tribes can apply for all open funding opportunities within OCED programs. Learn more about the range of funding available to Tribal Nations and set aside for Tribal communities in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Tribal Playbook.
For more information, contact OCED_Tribal@hq.doe.gov.