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Past Funded EMDP Grant Projects

Last year, we gave over $5.3 million to Tribes for energy and mineral projects.

We use a competitive review system with well-defined criteria to select the most qualified projects for funding. Awards are based on the individual merit of the proposal, but we also aim to provide funding to a diverse range of Tribes living in various areas. 

We consistently receive more proposals than can be funded by our annual budget, which is determined by Congress and varies on a year-to-year basis.

Funded in 2019

Reservation

State

Amount

Purpose

Chemehuevi 

California 

$295,868 

Analyze and follow up on findings from the previous assessment project to determine potential deposits of minerals

Coushatta 

Louisiana 

$141,226 

Study existing energy resources and associated projects available, specifically natural gas technologies and processes

Fond du Lac 

Minnesota 

$98,000 

Design, evaluate and develop specifications for a microgrid

Fort Apache 

Arizona 

$45,155 

Identify and develop sources for sand and gravel to meet future needs

Fort Peck 

Montana 

$1,158,000 

Identify profitable low-risk and high-reward opportunities for oil and gas drilling 

Hoopa Valley 

California 

$152,575 

Complete an investment-grade feasibility analysis for a biomass/biogas, 15-megawatt power plant

Laguna Pueblo 

New Mexico 

$100,000 

Complete an assessment/preliminary engineering report to determine the current capability for solar photovoltaic power for various Tribal-owned sites

Lake Traverse 

South Dakota 

$65,940 

Determine the potential for the profitable sale of tribal resources 

Mescalero 

New Mexico 

$295,557 

Delineate, map, sample and test multiple aggregate resource sites

Nambe Pueblo 

New Mexico 

$81,625 

Explore a solar energy project potentially reducing dependence upon costly, fossil-fuel-reliant grid connectivity

Northern Cheyenne 

Montana 

$198,135 

Evaluate the potential for a distributed network of residential and community solar rooftop installations and conduct a feasibility analysis for the development of wind generation 

Osage 

Oklahoma 

$193,620 

Estimate the amount of recoverable oil using enhanced oil recovery 

Pine Ridge 

South Dakota 

$145,750 

Explore additional aggregate resources

Pueblo of Santo Domingo 

New Mexico 

$219,608 

Qualify and quantify non-swelling clay deposits with a comprehensive field mapping and sampling program, and determine the feasibility and profitability of the sale of mineral resources

Pueblo of Zia 

New Mexico 

$370,952 

Expand the testing and validation of soils and provide data to evaluate the quality and quantity of existing mineral deposits 

Rocky Boy's 

Montana 

$121,635 

Analyze aggregate deposits with a comprehensive field mapping and sampling program 

Sac and Fox, Oklahoma 

Oklahoma 

$89,000 

Explore a comprehensive Tribal microgrid solution that would help during critical outages in addition to reducing overall electric costs 

Southern Ute 

Colorado 

$140,000 

Study the financial feasibility and identify options for using solar resources for renewable energy

Stewarts Point Rancheria 

California 

$50,500 

Assess potential biomass energy resources market opportunities for biomass, and the potential to use biomass as fuel for a new power plant

Tunica -Biloxi 

Louisiana 

$306,460 

Evaluate solid and fluid minerals with feasibility, economic and seismic studies

Umatilla 

Oregon 

$294,000 

Prepare geothermal drilling operations on select land parcels that will host temperature gradient holes 

Wichita 

Oklahoma 

$69,000 

Develop a comprehensive Tribal solar development plan 

Wind River 

Wyoming 

$750,000 

Conduct a technical evaluation to scope, screen and identify challenges and opportunities in mature oil fields

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