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START Program

The Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program is part of the DOE Office of Indian Energy effort to assist 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.

Applications are now being accepted for Alaska START. Applications are due February 6, 2015 (midnight Eastern Time).

Apply for Alaska START

START Resources

Office of Indian Energy START Team


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides technical support to the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.