Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grants

To provide development grants to Indian tribes for use in developing and sustaining the managerial and technical capacity needed to develop their energy resources, and to properly account for resulting energy production and revenues.

Proposals from tribes should strive to achieve the following
stated goals: Evaluated the type and range of energy development activities that a tribe way want to assume under a TERA; Determine the current level of scientific, technical, administrative, for financial management capacity of the tribe to assume responsibility for the identified development activities; and determine which scientific, technical, administrative, or financial management capacities need enhancement and what process and/or procedures the grantee may use to eliminate these capacity gaps.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Office Contract Officer.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Bristol Bay Native Corporation $ 300,000   2022-08-242023-09-30
The Coeur D'alene Tribe $ 84,020   2021-06-082023-09-30
Native Village Of Port Heiden $ 192,000   2021-06-082023-06-30
Winnebago Tribe Of Nebraska $ 29,300   2021-06-082023-06-30
Absentee Shawnee Tribe Of Oklahoma $ 75,000   2021-05-252023-06-07
Middletown Rancheria Band Of Pomo Indians Of California $ 86,390   2021-06-082023-06-07
Ahtna, Incorporated $ 312,040   2021-06-082023-06-07
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe $ 350,000   2021-06-082023-06-07
Metlakatla Indian Community $ 170,387   2021-05-252023-06-07
Peoria Tribe Of Indians Of Oklahoma $ 73,218   2021-06-082023-06-07

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Federally recognized tribes whose lands are held in trust or restricted fee by the Federal government.

For more information contact the headquarters office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Tribal Governments and their members.


Application for financial assistance must contain a formal signed resolution of the governing body of the tribe; a proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must meet all requirements published in the Federal Register notice and be submitted to IEED, Division of Indian Energy Policy Development, Room 20 - South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20245.

Award Procedures

Recommendations from an IEED technical evaluation committee must be approved by the Director, IEED.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Title XXVI (Indian Energy) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as amended (25 CFR, Section 3502(a)(2)(A)).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

30 to 45 days.


An applicant with a rejected TEDC proposal may appeal the denial of the application to the Department of the Interior's Board of Indian Appeals or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR Part 900.


The TEDC program cannot award multi-year funding for a project. Funding available for building energy development capacity is subject to annual appropriations by Congress and therefore IEED can only consider single-year projects.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the recipient. The timing of payments will be negotiated by the Regional Office, Contract Officer, and the recipient. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Information not available.

Post Assistance Requirements


During the life of the TEDC project, SF-425 Federal Finanical Reports and quarterly progress reports are to be submitted to the IEED project coordinator assigned to the project.

The beginning and ending quarter periods are based on the acutal start date of the TEDC project.

This date can be determined between the IEED project coordinator and the tribe.

The quarterly report can be a one to two page summary of events, accomplishments, problems and/or results that took place during the quarter.

Quarterly reports are due two weeks after the end of the a project's fiscal quarter.

For Final Report, the tribe must deliver all products and data generated by the proposed assessment project to IEED through the TEDC project coordinator within two weeks after completion of the project.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

The SF 425, Federal Financial Report is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Financial records must be retained for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years from the date of the final payment. Property records must be retained for three years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions, or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Determined on an annual basis, subject to appropriations.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Published in Federal Register Notice annually.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Office Contract Officer.

Headquarters Office

Director IEED, Division of Indian Energy Policy Development, Room 20 - South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20245 Phone: (202) 219-0740 Fax: (202) 208-4564

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The proposal ranking criteria factors are as follows: (1) Resource potential; (2) Energy development history and current status; (3) Existing energy development capabilities; (4) Intent to develop and retain energy development capacity within tribal government or business entities; (5) Demonstrated willingness to develop independent energy development business entity; and (6) Tribal commitment to staff, training, or monetory resources.

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