Energy and Mineral Development Program

doilogoEnergy and Mineral Development Program – The Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs for the Department of the Interior (Assistant Secretary), through the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), announces funding for awards to Federally-recognized Indian tribes, authorized tribal organizations, 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, particularly feasibility studies of community-scale energy development projects that promote local economic benefits and stronger tribal economies. Awards will be made either as a direct service to tribes or pursuant to the Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDA or the Act), 25 U.S.C. section 450, et seq. Tribal organizations, as defined at 25 U.S.C section 450b (l), are eligible for funding. All proposals must have tribal resolution(s) supporting their requests in order to receive funding. IEED will review and fund all eligible proposals received by 9:00 p.m. E.S.T. on July 15, 2016. Any award under this announcement does not guarantee future funding of any kind, including  future Energy and Mineral Development Program announcements. Overall project costs may exceed the amount of the IEED contribution. Funds provided under a self- determination contract may be used to meet matching or cost participation requirements under other federal and nonfederal programs. Proposals are due by July 08, 2016.