Each year, our Division of Energy and Mineral Development offers Tribes financial support to assess the energy and mineral resource potential of their lands through its Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) grants.

On average, we award grants ranging in value from $10,000 (minimum ask) to $2,500,000 (maximum ask). We will only fund projects for one year at a time.

We are currently accepting applications. 

View and apply for the EMDP Grant at grants.gov
Funding Opportunity Number: BIA-EMDP-2024-01
Closing Date: May 24, 2024

If you have any questions, please email us at: emdpgrants@bia.gov

What You Need

All applicants must complete the following forms on grants.gov.

  • Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) [V3.0]
  • Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A) [V1.0]
  • Budget Narrative Attachment Form [V1.2]
  • Project Abstract Summary [V2.0]
  • Project Narrative Attachment Form [V1.2]
  • Attachments [V1.2]
    • Tribal Resolution
    • Critical Information Sheet
  • Key Contacts [V2.0]
  • ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form [V2.0]

To be considered for funding, you must submit all required forms for your application. If your application is incomplete, we will inform you and provide an explanation of what needs to be completed. You must then resubmit a completed version of your application by the deadline.


There is no cost to apply, but the Department of the Interior and Indian Affairs are not responsible for application preparation costs.

How to Apply

Submit Online

Applicants are required to submit completed proposal application packages via Grants.gov


  1. Go to Grants.gov to start your application.
  2. Complete all the forms listed above required for the grant application and submit by the deadline.

    DEMD requires a Tribal resolution authorizing the Tribe to submit the grant proposal for the Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP). Please provide your tribal administration ample time to prepare this to submit with your grant application.


Next Steps

After your submission at Grants.gov, you'll receive a confirmation email from Grants.gov