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Apply for a TEDC Grant

Want to start or grow your energy business? Learn how we can provide you with the resources you need to take the next steps.

Each year, our Division of Energy and Mineral Development, through its Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program grants, offers Tribes financial support to establish their energy business or enhance the energy capacity of their business. 

For 2022, we plan to award 15-60 grants, ranging in value from $10,000 (minimum ask) to $1,000,000 (maximum ask). We will only fund projects for one year at a time. 

We’re no longer accepting applications. This year’s deadline for submissions was May 13, 2022. You should have received a confirmation email from us five days after you submitted your application.

The grant application process has changed this year and all applications must be submitted through The applications are processed through GrantSolutions. If you have any questions, please contact:

Payton Batliner Business Services, Branch Chief Division of Energy and Mineral Development telephone: (720) 999-1414 e-mail:

What You Need

All applicants must complete the following forms on

  • 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 by the deadline. Notifications will be sent from GrantSolutions. Incomplete applications will not be considered for funding.


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 email.  


  1. Go to to start your application.
  2. Complete all the forms listed above required for the grant application and submit by the deadline.
  3. DEMD requires a Tribal resolution authorizing the Tribe to submit the grant proposal for the Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC). Please provide your tribal administration ample time to prepare this to submit with your grant application.

Next Steps

After we receive your submission, we’ll send you a confirmation email within five business days. 

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