Apply for Funding

Funding Priorities

  • The TSAF will provide necessary capital to support the development of new solar demonstration projects in tribal communities around the country
  • The TSAF supports solar education, training, and workforce development in tribal communities
  • The TSAF prioritizes the development of long-term energy plans to increase tribal energy security and resiliency

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Funding Areas

Each TSAF funding area has its own application for funding. Questions? Visit our FAQs page.

DOE Matching Funding

Application deadline: May 3, 2019

  • Matched Funds: Tribes that have a cost-share funding need, or an outstanding U.S. Department of Energy grant matching funds requirement
  • Proposals may be funded up to $250,000 per project.

Download a zip file (either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) for an application packet which includes the RFP, instructions, application form, budget template, and timeline template:


Tribal Solar Project Funding

Application deadline: May 3, 2019

  • Tribal Facility Solar Projects: These projects can include rooftop, carport or ground mount solar installations that meet the energy needs of the tribal community
  • Tribal Residential Solar Projects: These projects will be for low-income single-family homes in tribal communities
  • Proposals may be funded up to $200,000 per tribe.

Download a zip file (either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) for an application packet which includes the RFP, instructions, application form, budget template, and timeline template: