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Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy, provide grant, loan, and technical assistance programs to support tribal energy projects. 

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Feb. 4, 2016

U.S. Department of Transportation

DOT Beyond Traffic Smart City Challenge

The U.S. Department of Transportation is accepting applications for the Smart City Challenge to one mid-sized city that can demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation system technologies and applications can be used to reduce congestion, protect the environment, respond to climate change, and support economic vitality.

Eligible applicants include state, local, and tribal governments.

Feb. 9, 2016

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is accepting applications for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant Program to leverage investments in public schools and education programs, early learning programs and services, and improved access to jobs. Eligible projects should incorporate sustainable development into their proposals, such as energy efficiency, green building, renewable energy, and public transportation.

Feb. 12, 2016

U.S. Department of the Interior

BIA Climate Change Adaption - Tribal Liaison

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is accepting proposals from eligible entities impacted by climate change to enter into a cooperative agreement for the identification and hiring of tribal climate change liaisons to address tribal climate change science needs. This opportunity is designed to benefit communities across Indian Country and Alaska Native villages.

Eligible entities include tribal nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations and tribally controlled colleges or universities.

Feb. 13, 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement RFP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a request for proposals for the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement to support community-based organization to collaborate and partner with industry, government, academia, and other stakeholders to develop and implement solutions that address local environmental and public health issues. EPA anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement of $120,000 within each of the 10 EPA regions with plans to start Sept, 1, 2016.

Eligible entities include federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, and native american organizations.

Apr. 18, 2016

U.S. Department of Energy

Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovations Technologies

DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) Emerging Technologies Program is accepting applications to fund three Innovation topics and two Frontiers topics to support efforts to reduce the energy use of commercial and residential buildings.