Under President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act and the Justice40 Initiative, the Department of Interior Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs and the Office of Indian Economic Development's (OIED) Tribal Electrification Program (TEP) is announcing a funding opportunity. This funding is for clean energy household electrification that will benefit Tribal communities in the United States. OIED will select Tribal communities that are in stages ranging from early planning to already implementing plans and actions for household electrification.

The TEP will utilize $145.5 million to increase the number of Tribal homes with zero emission electricity not including $4.5 million for administrative costs to retain a professional services contract to provide technical assistance to tribes in the areas of pre-award guidance, award management, project technical assistance, procurement, and utility system impacts.

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Application and Awards Timeline:

  • May 01, 2024 – NOFO announced, Press-release - Application period begins.
  • June 30, 2024 – Application period closes.
  • July 01, 2024 – Merit Review begins.
  • August 31, 2024 – Merit Review ends.
  • September 13, 2024 – Budget Negotiations end.
  • September 18, 2024 – Awards Announced (National Clean Energy week 9/21?)
  • December 19, 2024 – Funds obligated.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. MS-4660-MIB
Washington, DC 20240