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

For FY2022, we provided $2.5 million in funding. View past funding levels. Learn more by reading the TEDC Press Release

Download 2015-2023 TEDC Projects Map

TEDC Projects map 2015-2023

Funded in 2022

Bristol Bay Native CorporationAlaska$300,000Electric Utility Collaboration: Developing Capacity Amongst Small Microgrids in Bristol Bay
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of IndiansOklahoma$209,845Tribal Utility Authority Feasibility Study Project
Fort Independence Community of the Paiute IndiansCalifornia$165,000Energy Sovereignty: Development for the Fort Independence Community's Tribal Utility Authority Feasibility Study
Lac Courte Orielles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa IndiansWisconsin$165,000Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Utility Study
Seminole Tribe of FloridaFlorida$160,889Tribal Utility Authority Phase III Feasibility Study
Seneca Nation of IndiansNew York$150,050Energy Organizational Development Project
Reno-Sparks Indian ColonyNevada$150,000Hungry Valley Tribal Utility Authority, and Reno Government Complex Energy Infrastructure Feasibility Project
Lummi NationWashington$150,000Tribal Electric Utility District Feasibility Study Project
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - White Earth Band of Chippewa IndiansMinnesota$150,000Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grant
Standing Rock Sioux TribeNorth Dakota$149,680Standing Rock (SAGE) Renewable Energy Power Authority Capacity Building
Picuris PuebloNew Mexico$118,000Form a Pueblo Tribal Utility and Develop Appropriate Utility Code Provisions
Spirit Lake TribeNorth Dakota$117,720Phase II Tribal Utility Formation & Execution for the Spirit Lake Tribe 2022
Menominee Indian Tribe of WisconsinWisconsin$100,000

Tribal Energy Development Capacity Grant - Feasibility Study


Little River Band of Ottawa IndiansMichigan$99,420Tribal Utility Authority Feasibility Study 2022
Pechanga Band of IndiansCalifornia$94,200Study the Feasibility of Expanding Pechanga Western Electric to Supply Wholesale Natural Gas to the Reservation
Morongo Band of Mission IndiansCalifornia$92,000Continuation of Tribal Utility Authority Feasibility – Special Utility District
Bear River Band of the Rohnverville RancheriaCalifornia$87,382Bear River Energy Regulatory Capacity
Paskenta Band of Nomlaki IndiansCalifornia$72,320Paskenta Tribal Utility and Microgrid Planning Project

Prior Funded Years

Prior Funded Years

For FY2019, $4.6 million was requested and we provided $1 million in funding. View past funding levels.

Reservation State Amount Purpose 
Angoon Community Association Alaska $85,000 Investigate the feasibility of forming a Tribal utility authority and assess current energy costs  
Hughes Village Alaska $109,000 Form an intertribal energy agency to improve electric service to villages 
Kwethluk, Inc. Alaska $98,000 Develop Tribal policies and regulations to deploy renewable energy  
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Minnesota $85,000 Conduct a Phase 1 Tribal utility authority feasibility analysis 
Morongo Band of Mission Indians California $70,000 Explore the possibility of developing a Tribal electric utility  
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Oklahoma $100,000 Conduct a Phase 2 Tribal utility authority feasibility analysis 
Native Village of Kiana Alaska $125,000 Conduct a phase 2 study on forming a regional energy authority 
San Luis Rey Indian Water Authority California $100,000 Conduct a Phase 1 Tribal utility authority study to include management of energy resources 
Seminole Tribe of Florida Florida $100,000 Conduct a study on expanding the Tribal public works department to include a Tribal utility authority 
Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians California $85,000 Conduct a Tribal utility authority feasibility study 
Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians California $75,000 Conduct a phase 2 Tribal utility authority study to assess potential off-reservation power sales 

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