Tribal Energy and Mineral Development Grants

Tribal Energy and Mineral Development Grants – The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), hereby solicits grant proposals from Federally-recognized Indian tribes and tribal energy resource development organizations for projects that assess, evaluate, or otherwise promote the processing, use, or development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. Grant awards are subject to the availability of funds as appropriated by Congress and allotted to IEED. The IEED’s Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) office will evaluate all Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP) grant proposals. Proposals must be used by an Indian tribe for the development of a tribal energy and mineral resource inventory, a tribal energy and mineral resource on Indian land, or for the development of a report necessary to the development of energy and mineral resources on Indian lands. DEMD will always attempt to support a diversity of project types, whether it be the type of commodity to be studied, such as conventional energy, renewable energy or minerals, or the type of evaluation technique being applied, such as assessment studies, feasibility studies, or economic analysis. DEMD will also support renewable energy projects of various scales, including community scale or industrial scale projects. Current Closing Date for Applications: August 22, 2014.

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