Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1994
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Funds to sub-national governments
Policy Target:Wind, Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:25 USC 3502 - Indian Tribal Energy Resource Development
Funding:USD 10 million (FY12)

The Tribal Energy Program provides financial and technical assistance that enables tribes to evaluate and develop their renewable energy resources and reduce their energy consumption through efficiency and weatherization. The program also offers education and training opportunities designed to foster clean energy technology adoption, promote green jobs and growth, and strengthen native communities.

In the FY2016 budget request, DOE transferred the Tribal Energy Program from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.

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