JULY 2010 DOE Tribal Program Funding Opportunities

Last Updated on Friday, 02 July 2010 13:23

(July 2, 2010)—There are 37 funding notices sent by the DOE Tribal Energy Program. Please check each notice for eligibility, as many are not specific to tribes.

Questions should be directed to the contacts identified for each notice.

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1) Sustainable Communities

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development requests proposals for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. This program will support metropolitan and multi jurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: 1) Economic competitiveness and revitalization; 2) Social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; 3) Energy use and climate change; and 4) Public health and environmental impacts. $98 million expected to be available, award range $100K to $5 million. Responses due 8/23/10. For more info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55456 . Refer to Sol# FR-5396-N-03. (Grants.gov 6/24/10)

2) Community and Transportation Planning

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Transportation request proposals for the Community Planning Challenge Grant Program & the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) II Grant Program. TIGER II Planning Grants will fund the planning, preparation, or design of surface transportation projects. Challenge Grants will support the development of affordable housing through zoning ordinances, land acquisition, and more. $75 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $3 million. Pre-applications are required and are due 7/26/10, final proposals due 8/23/10. For more info, go to: http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/nofa10/huddotnofa.cfm . Refer to Sol# FR-5415-N-12. (Grants.gov 6/21/10)

3) Climate Showcase Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for the Climate Showcase Communities. This program assists local and tribal governments in developing plans, conducting demonstrations, and implementing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while achieving additional environmental, economic, public health, and/or community benefits. $10 million expected to be available, up to 30 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/26/10. For more info, contact Jeanette Shepherd at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html . Refer to Sol# EPAOAR-CPPD-10-09. (Grants.gov 7/8/10)

4) Community Health and Brownfields

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, request proposals for Community Health Projects Related to Brownfield and Land Reuse. The purpose of the program is to identify and address public health issues with Brownfield and/or land reuse sites. A particular emphasis will be on identifying health issues prior to redevelopment and/or assessing changes in community health associated with reuse plans and redevelopment. $450K expected to be available, up to 3 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/12/10. For more info, contact Leann Bing at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55142 . Refer to Sol# CDC-RFA-TS10-1002. (Grants.gov 6/10/10)

5) IAQ, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

The U.S. Agency for International Development requests proposals for Supportive Environments for Healthy Households and Communities. This RFP will support the further development, introduction, and delivery of high-impact interventions in the areas of water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Globally, pneumonia and diarrhea are the two leading killers of children in the post-neonatal period, each responsible for approximately 15-20% of deaths of children under 5 years of age. Both respiratory infections and diarrhea and are closely linked to poor Indoor Air Quality and poor Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene practices. $100K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated. Responses due 7/29/10. For more info, contact Moyra Cassidy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55298 . Refer to Sol# RFA-OAA-10000008. (Grants.gov 6/17/10)

6) Short Term Wind Energy Forecasting

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Enhancing Short Term Wind Energy Forecasting for Improved Utility Operations. This RFP will support collaborative work with NOAA and DOE to meet an emerging national need for more precise wind forecasts than are currently available. $2.9 million expected to be available, up to 2 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/13/10. For more info, contact Pamela Brodie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000343&agency=DOE . Refer to Sol# DEFOA-0000343. (Grants.gov 6/1/10)

7) Water and Wastewater Training and TA

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services requests proposals for Community Services Block Grant/Rural Community Development Facilities Program Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems Training and Technical Assistance Project. This RFP supports low-income, rural communities in developing affordable, safe water and wastewater treatment facilities. $9.35 million expected to be available, up to 7 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/16/10. For more info, contact Rafael Elizalde at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2010-ACF-OCS-EF-0007. Refer to Sol# HHS-2010-ACF-OCS-EF-0007. (Grants.gov 6/1/10)

8) CyberSecurity for Energy Delivery Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Innovation for Increasing CyberSecurity for Energy Delivery Systems. Through this RFP, DOE seeks RD&D of technologies that will enhance the cyber security of communication and control systems of the U.S. energy infrastructure. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Securing Smart Grid Communication Architecture. $19.7 million expected to be available, up to 6 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/12/10. For more info, contact Angela Bosley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000359&agency=DOE . Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000359. (Grants.gov 6/11/10)

9) Solid-State Lighting Core Technologies Round 7

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Solid-State Lighting Core Technologies -Round 7. The objective of this RFP is to conduct the applied research needed to fill technology gaps, provide enabling knowledge or data, and advance the technical knowledge base for SSL to be used for general illumination applications. $15 million expected to be available, up to 12 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/14/10. For more info, contact Martin Byrnes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000329&agency=DOE . Refer to Sol# DEFOA-0000329. (Grants.gov 5/24/10)

10) Solid-State Lighting U.S. Manufacturing Round 2

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Solid-State Lighting U.S. Manufacturing -Round

2. The objective of this RFP is to achieve cost reduction of solid-state lighting for general illumination through improvements in manufacturing equipment, processes, or techniques. $15 million expected to be available, up to 8 awards anticipated. Responses due 8/18/10. For more info, contact Martin Byrnes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000334&agency=DOE . Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000334. (Grant.gov 6/25/10)

11) Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Upgrading of Biomass Fast Pyrolysis Oil (Bio-oil). This RFP will support integrated upgrading processes at the bench scale that will be capable of long term processing to address the corrosivity issues associated with stabilized bio-oil. $11 million expected to be available, up to 4 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/9/10. For more info, contact Michael Schledorn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000342&agency=DOE . Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000342. (Grants.gov 5/27/10)

12) Bioenergy Feedstock Production

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Development of Methodologies for Determining Preferred Landscape Designs for Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production Systems at a Watershed Scale. The intent of this RFP is to quantify and better understand the relative impacts on the environment of different strategies for producing large quantities of intensively managed, high-yielding energy crops, and crop and forestry residues at the watershed scale. $5 million expected to be available, up to 5 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/16/10. For more info, contact Jon Olsen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/?doc=DE-FOA-0000314&agency=DOE . Refer to Sol# DEFOA-0000314. (Grants.gov 6/2/10)

13) Tribal Climate Change Planning

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for Facilitating Tribal Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Communicating Climate Change Impacts. Projects must address environmental justice issues and concerns. $550K expected to be available, up to 3 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/30/10. For more info, contact Kevin Rosseel at (202) 343-9731 or go to: http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html . Refer to Sol# EPA-OAR-CCD-10-09. (Grants.gov 6/18/10)

14) Greenhouse Gas Reporting Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Systems: Outreach to Reporting Facilities and Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities. This RFP will support work to communicate to affected facilities the requirements of state GHG reporting systems as compared to those of U.S. EPA’s Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule, and to identify options for how the data collected through state reporting requirements and the MRR may be used to facilitate state-and facility-based GHG programs. $2 million expected to be available, up to 20 awards anticipated. A Notice of Intent to apply is requested, but not required, and is due 7/19/10. Final proposals due 8/9/10. For more info, contact Cate Hight at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html . Refer to Sol# EPA-OAR-CCD-10-05. (Grants.gov 6/29/10)

15) Climate Change and Fish Toxicity

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requests proposals for work to examine the effects of climate change on the occurrence of ciguatoxin-producing dinoflagellates and ciguatoxic fish, and the incidence of ciguatera in humans, in the Caribbean, St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands). Work will explore the hypothesis that climatic disturbances in reef areas affect the growth of these organisms, with subsequent and predictable changes in fish toxicity. Responses due 7/30/10. For more info, contact Emily Hunt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=b2118a413b7b11413b0ab731ba4444c3&tab=core &_cview=0 . Refer to Sol# 10-223-SOL-00187. (FBO 6/30/10)

16) Environmental Scientist Award

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, requests proposals for the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award. This RFP will support early stage investigators committed to research in problems related to environmental exposures. Examples of relevant toxicants include, but are not limited to: Industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, pesticides, air pollutants and other inhaled particulates. $3.6 million expected to be available, up to 6 awards anticipated. Letters of Intent are required and are due 9/30/10, final proposals due 10/29/10. For more info, contact Carol Shreffler at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-10 004.html . Refer to Sol# RFA-ES-10-004. (Grants.gov 6/18/10)

17) Strategic Agricultural Initiative – Region 10

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, requests proposals for the Strategic Agricultural Initiative (SAI). SAI supports innovative efforts that enable growers to decrease reliance on agricultural chemicals while maintaining economic viability. Projects must take place in AK, OR, ID or WA. $140K expected to be available, up to 2 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/15/10. For more info, contact Juliann Barta at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/homepage.nsf/information/grants . Refer to Sol# EPA-R10-SAI-10-001. (Grants.gov 6/1/10)

18) Conservation Innovation Grants – GA and the Pacific Islands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants for projects that advance innovative conservation approaches and technologies in environmental enhancement and protection, in conjunction with agricultural production. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to: Water, atmosphere and soil conservation, organic production, and improved on-farm energy efficiency including renewable energy sources such as wind or solar, methane recovery, and on-farm energy audits. See individual RFPs for state and territorial-specific priorities.

Georgia: $150K expected to be available, 10 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/9/10. For more info, contact Dot Harris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.ga.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/cig.html . Refer to Sol# USDA-NRCS-GA-10-01. (Grants.gov 6/4/10)

Pacific Islands: $326K expected to be available, up to 6 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/16/10. For more info, contact Douglas Maguire at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55171 . Refer to Sol# USDANRCS-HI-10-02. (Grants.gov 6/11/10)

19) USDA SBIR

The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase I. The USDA SBIR program supports U.S. small business R&D projects that address important problems facing American agriculture and that have the potential to lead to significant public benefit if the research is successful. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Biofuels and Biobased Products; Forests and Related Resources; Air, Water, and Soils; Rural Development; Small and Mid-Size Farms; and Plant Production and Protection. Proposals are strongly encouraged to address areas including but not limited to Climate Change and Sustainable Bioenergy. $21.88 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $100K. Responses due 9/2/10. For more info, contact Scott Dockum at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/sbir_rfa.html . Refer to Sol# USDANIFA-SBIR-003240. (Grants.gov 6/21/10)

20) Rural Cooperative Development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program. This program supports the establishment and operation of cooperative development centers for the primary purpose of improving the economic condition of rural areas. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: Renewable energy generation, energy conservation, and/or climate change adaptation or mitigation as strategies for quality job creation; Innovative utilization of natural resources as a strategy to expand business opportunities; and local and regional food systems as a strategy for encouraging production agriculture and related industries in new wealth creation. $7.9 million expected to be available, up to 30 awards anticipated. Responses due 8/9/10. For more info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/coops/rcdg/rcdg.htm . Please note that this RFP was posted under Sol# RDBCP-10-02-RCDG and Sol# RDBCP-10-03-RCDG; it is unclear which Sol# is correct. (Grants.gov 6/29/10)

21) Pesticide Management

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requests proposals for Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program Regional Grants. This RFP will support projects that address pesticide risk reduction, integrated pest management (IPM), IPM in schools, children's health issues related to pesticides, and those research methods for documenting IPM adoption or the reduction of risks associated with changes in pesticide use. $530K expected to be available, up to 11 awards anticipated. Responses due 7/26/10. For more info, including Regional contacts, go to: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/grants/ . Refer to Sol# EPA-OPP-10

005. (Grants.gov 6/11/10)

22) Power Forecast -Haiti

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency announces its intent to request proposals to provide technical assistance to forecast future power demand in Haiti and assist governmental and private sector entities in Haiti in developing a strategy to generate, transmit and distribute power to both urban and rural areas, to encourage Haiti’s recoveryfrom the disastrous earthquake and to fuel economic growth. The assistance will include the identification, assessment and quantification of renewable energy options such as wind, solar and biomass. $800K expected to be available. The RFP was scheduled to be posted between 6/18/10 and 7/3/10. It was not posted as of 7/1/10. For more info, contact Jason Bell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to:
https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=381bf13f574e4baee474468a6f994556&tab=core& _cview=0 . Refer to Sol# CO2010510006. (FBO 6/5/10)

23) Climate Change TA -Washington and Oregon

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management, request proposals for work to synthesize existing models and climate predictions for the Pacific Northwest, synthesize and summarize global model outputs for temperature and precipitation in WA and OR, and to support to ongoing dynamical downscaling climate prediction efforts. $150K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated. Responses due 7/30/10. For more info, contact Teresa Spickerman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55563 . Refer to Sol# L10AS00156. (Grants.gov 6/30/10)

24) Community Environmental Demonstration Projects -Alaska

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and RurAL CAP request proposals for Community Environmental Demonstration Projects. This initiative will support innovative projects that address approaches for enhancing human health and the environment of Tribal communities in rural Alaska. Areas of interest for demonstration projects include, but are not limited to: Climate change, indoor air quality, solid waste management, recycling, outreach materials, energy use, and pollution. $200K expected to be available, up to 12 awards anticipated. Responses due 9/9/10. For more info, contact Desirae Roehl at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.anthc.org/chs/ces/hve/fy11solicitation.cfm .

25) Low Carbon Transportation Alternatives -New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York State Department of Transportation request proposals for Low Carbon Transportation Alternatives: Pathways to Energy Efficiency, Enhanced Economics, Sustainability and Livability. This RFP will support projects that have the potential of reducing the carbon intensity of the existing multi-modal transportation system in NY State. $1.5 million expected to be available. Responses due 8/25/10. For more info, contact Joe Tario at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.nyserda.org/funding/2078pon.asp . Refer to PON# 2078.

26) Advanced Transportation Technologies -New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority requests proposals for Advanced Transportation Technologies. This RFP will support the development, demonstration, and commercialization of innovative transportation products, systems and services. $3 million expected to be available. Responses due 8/10/10. For more info, contact Joe Wagner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.nyserda.org/funding/2045pon.asp . Refer to PON# 2045.

27) Smart Grid Transmission and Distribution -New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority requests proposals for the Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Smart Grid Program. This program will support projects that improve the reliability, efficiency, security, and overall performance of the electric power delivery system in NY State. Projects must demonstrate significant statewide public benefit and quantify all energy, environmental and economic impacts. Technology demonstrations and engineering studies are eligible for funding under this solicitation. $16.5 million expected to be available. Responses due 9/10/10, 3/10/11, and 8/4/11. For more info, contact John Love at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.nyserda.org/funding/1913pon.asp . Refer to PON# 1913.

28) Transportation Innovations -California

The California Energy Commission requests proposals for the Energy Innovations Small Grant (EISG) Transportation Program. Research projects must target Commission transportation subject areas, address a CA energy problem, and provide a potential benefit to CA ratepayers. Hardware projects NTE $95K, modeling projects NTE $50K. Responses due 8/31/10. For more info, go to: http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/smallgrant/10-02T_electricity/index.html. Refer to Sol# 10-02T (Electric).

29) Energy Efficiency Program Design & Implementation -California

The California Energy Commission requests proposals for the Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program for Existing Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. This RFP will support the development and implementation of a comprehensive program to achieve greater energy savings in CA’s existing residential and nonresidential building stock. $1.5 million expected to be available. Responses due 7/29/10. For more info, contact Angela Hockaday at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/efficiency.html . Refer to RFP# 400-10-4-1.

30) Wind & Solar – S. Dakota

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, announces its intent to request proposals for the purchase and installation of a Wind Turbine (50kw) and a Photovoltaic system (10kw) at Pine Ridge, SD. The systems shall include the tower, generator, all controls and wiring, related equipment and accessories needed to make a complete system, including connection to the local electrical utility. The RFP will be posted on or about 7/6/10. For more info, contact John Bercier at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=2824f471836c721fc6586640aae98db3&tab=core &_cview=0 . Refer to Sol# RFP-241-2010-19. (FBO 6/30/10)

31) Renewables -Arizona

The Salt River Project Agricultural and Improvement District seeks to add up to a total of 50 megawatts of ground mounted PV capacity in the third quarter of 2012 and up to an additional 50 MW in the third quarter of 2013. Individual projects that have a capacity of between 5 and 20 MW are preferred. Responses due 7/29/10. For more info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.srpnet.com/environment/solar/solarpvrfp.aspx . (Green Power Network 6/10/10)

32) NIST Research Grants

The National Institute of Standards and Technology requests proposals for its Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grants Programs. Programs include, but are not limited to: 1) Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory Grant Program, 2) Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Grant Program, 3) Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Grant Program, 4) Physics Laboratory Grants Program, 5) Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grant Program, and 6) Building Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program. Applications considered on a continuing basis. For more info, including program contacts, go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=50883 . Refer to Sol# 2010-MSE-01. (Grants.gov 6/1/10)

33) Manufacturing Processes

The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, requests proposals for Manufacturing Extension Partnership Projects -Growth Transformation. Through this RFP, NIST

seeks to help improve the competitiveness of industries in the applicant’s region, and contribute to the long-term economic stability of the region. Areas of interest include Sustainability, Supply Chain, Technology Acceleration, and Workforce and Continuous Improvement. $3.5 million expected to be available. Responses due 7/15/10. For more info, contact Alex Folk at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=55275 . Refer to Sol# 2010-MEP-BGPD

01. (Grants.gov 6/17/10)

34) Partnerships for Innovation

The National Science Foundation requests proposals for the Partnerships for Innovation Program. This program seeks to stimulate the transformation of knowledge into innovations that create new wealth; build strong local, regional and national economies; and improve the national well-being; broaden participation in activities to meet the diverse workforce needs; and catalyze or enhance enabling infrastructure that is necessary to foster and sustain innovation in the long-term. $7 million expected to be available, up to 11 awards anticipated. Letters of Intent are required and are due 10/1/10, final proposals due 12/4/10. For more info, contact Sara Nerlove at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf10581 . Refer to Sol# 10-581. (Grants.gov 7/1/10)

35) Energy Efficient Water Pumps

The Water Research Foundation requests proposals for Drinking Water Pump Station Design and Operation for Energy Efficiency. The objective of this research is to develop a guidance manual focused on drinking water pump station design and operation to minimize the energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions of a water utility. This project is specifically intended to support the Climate Change Strategic Initiative objective of providing water utilities with a set of tools to assess and minimize their carbon footprint. $250K expected to be available. Proposals due 7/26/10. For more info, contact Traci Case at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.waterresearchfoundation.org/research/plansAwardsFunding/RFP.aspx . Refer to RFP# 4308.

36) Climate Change and Water Quality

The Water Research Foundation requests proposals for Water Quality Impacts of Extreme Weather Related Events. Climate changes are anticipated to result in the increased frequency and/or intensity of extreme weather-related events. By identifying the characteristics and impacts of extreme weather-related events on water quality, and documenting the “lessons learned” from such events, it is anticipated that utilities will be better equipped to identify appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies to lessen vulnerabilities to such events in the future. $265K expected to be available. Responses due 7/26/10. Form more info, contact Jennifer Warner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://www.waterresearchfoundation.org/theFoundation/ourPrograms/ResearchProgramSIClimateChange. aspx . Refer to RFP# 4324.

37) Environmental Grants – K-12

The National Education Association requests proposals for Green Across America grants, to help K-12 teachers across the U.S. implement their innovative education program, activity, lesson, or event to increase environmental awareness, create positive learning programs, and excite students about ways to create a better planet. $50K expected to be available, individual awards NTE $1K. Responses due 7/30/10. For more info, go to: http://www.neamb.com/home/1209_4672.htm . (Foundation Center RFP Bulletin 7/1/10)

 

JANUARY DOE Tribal Program Funding, Training, Events & Other News

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 13:03 Written by & Fowarded by DOE Tribal Program

There are 8 funding notices, 10 training notices, 11 events, which will be reflected in the IMN Calendar, ending with 4 other items of interest. Please check each for specific eligibility requirements as many may not be specific to Tribes and the applicability to your needs.  The information was received from DOE Tribal Energy Program on 1/19/2010. For more information,  contact Lizana Pierce, Project Manager, DOE's Tribal Energy Program, Golden Field Office, 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401-3393, Phone: (303) 275-4727, Fax: (303) 275-4753, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the agency directly. You can also download a PDF here with all the info below.

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The 1994 USDA Tribal Scholars Application and Handbook

A full-ride scholarship offered by the USDA to Native students in any field of study pursuing a Bachelors degree. They will help transfer to a master's program as well, any school, any field of study.

The 1994 USDA Tribal Scholars Application (here) and Hand Book (here). If interested in applying, please mail Velma Real Bird, Velma.RealBird AT ascr.usda.gov , the first eight (8) pages of the application, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. The application will be due in February 2010. The Hand Book is for your reference regarding the 1994 Tribal Scholars Program.
Forward From: VELMA REAL BIRD, USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1994 Program, Tribal College Liaison, Office: 406-638-3194

   

Grant for Videos on Climate Change by Indigenous

PRESS RELEASE - Indigenous Map-makers using video, take note!

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Dear Friends,

There has been some confusion over what First Peoples Worldwide is seeking from our recent call for videos.  First Peoples Worldwide is looking for videos submitted by Indigenous-led NGOs or NGOs working with Indigenous Peoples.  These videos must show how climate change is impacting the Indigenous community, their local environment, and how the Indigenous Peoples are using traditional knowledge to adapt to and mitigate climate change.  Each video we receive is considered an application for a $5,000 grant to continue your organization’s work using traditional knowledge to adapt to and mitigate climate change.  The $5,000 grants are not for use to create another longer or more polished video.  First Peoples Worldwide does not require that your video have special effects or finishing and can be produced using the video equipment and technical capacity available from the Indigenous community or organization.  There is no specified length requirement however the maximum length of video that can be uploaded to YouTube is 10 minutes.  You may upload your video in pieces if it is longer than 10 minutes.   

The only content requirements are that videos must include footage that covers the following five items:

1.       State the name of the Indigenous Peoples and where they live. 

2.      Show the effects of climate change on your territory.  You may show photos, ask elders to explain the changes, or use video to show the damages to or changes in land and waterways. 

3.      Show the effects of climate change on the people in your community.  You may discuss traditional livelihoods, access to food, shelter, and/or health.

4.      Show how your community is using traditional knowledge to adapt to climate change on your territory and/or in your community.

5.      Are you involved in any policy discussions with your government or any other political forum?

First Peoples Worldwide will make a total of three $5,000 grants, one each in the areas of general community, women, and youth responses to climate change. 

Organizations must meet the following criteria in order to be awarded a grant:

·         Grants will not be awarded to individuals

·         Organizations must be an Indigenous-led organization or fiscal agent acting at the request of an Indigenous community

·         Organizations must be registered under the laws of the country in which they operate

·         Organizations must have a bank account

·         No grants can be awarded for travel to or activities within the United States

For further clarification, please contact Jessica Friswell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Videos may be submitted in English, French, or Spanish.  Transcript of local language must be submitted in English, French, or Spanish with the accompanying video only if there are no subtitles in English, French, or Spanish in your video already.  We encourage using multiple voices from many community members. 

Grant funding must be used to continue work in the areas of climate change within the community as described in the video application.  Your community or organization may submit more than one video, but not more than one video in each of the categories listed above. 

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2009

Grants will only be made once the winning organizations complete the necessary paperwork required by First Peoples Worldwide.

Please submit with your video the following information:

·         The name of the Indigenous Peoples submitting the video and where they are located

·         If your organization is an Indigenous-led NGO, CBO, fiscal agent or other (explain)

·         A contact name and title for the person submitting the video

·         The organization’s name, mailing address, country, email address, telephone, and fax

If an organization does not meet the criteria above, a grant cannot be made.

How to submit your video:

·         Upload the video to YouTube and send the link to Jessica Friswell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

·         Send a DVD or tape version of the video by mail to:

                        Jessica Friswell

                        First Peoples Worldwide

                        857 Leeland Road

                        Fredericksburg, VA  22405

                        USA

Depending on the format of a tape version, First Peoples Worldwide may not be able to access your footage, so a digital format is preferred (YouTube, DVD).  First Peoples Worldwide may be able to return your video tape to your organization if a request is made at the time of submission.

First Peoples Worldwide may use pieces of video on our website, in funder materials, or in group presentations.

First Peoples Worldwide reserves the right not to make a grant if we do not receive any video applications.  If First Peoples does not receive video applications in one or more categories (general community, women, youth), we may make fewer than three grants.  Applications received after October 31, 2009 will not be considered for grants.  Not all applicants will be awarded grants.

Please forward this email to others who may be interested in applying.

Please contact Jessica Friswell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with any questions.

Estimados Amigos,

Existe alguna confusión sobre exactamente lo que First Peoples Worldwide busca en su reciente invitación para presentar videos sobre Pubelos Indígenas y cambio climático. FPW busca videos enviados por ONG dirigidas por indígenas, o  bien  ONG que trabajan con pueblos indígenas. Estos videos deben mostrar como el cambio climático esta afectando a las comunidades indígenas, su medio ambiente local, y como los pueblos indígenas están usando su conocimiento tradicional para adaptarse y mitigar el cambio climático. 

Cada video será considerado una aplicación para una donación de $5,000 para continuar el trabajo de su organización usando su conocimiento tradicional para adaptarse y mitigar el cambio climático. Las donaciones de $5,000 no son para crear otro video mas largo o mas elaborado. FPW no requiere qeu su video tenga efectos o acabados especiales y pueden ser producidos utilizando el equipo y capacidad técnica disponible a su comunidad u organización indígena. No hay un reqeurimiento de duración del video, aunque el límite que puede ser cargado en YouTube es de 10 minutos. Ud. puede cargar su video en pedazos si es más largo que 10 minutos.

Los únicos requerimientos de contenido es que los videos deben incluir material que cubra los siguientes elementos: 

1.       Indique el nombre del Pueblos Indígenas y el lugar de residencia.  

2.      Muestre los efectos de cambio climático en su territorio. Por ejemplo,  fotos, testimonios de ancianos explicando los cambios, tomas de video para mostrar los daños a o a los cambios en la tierra y vías navegables. 

3.      Explique los efectos del cambio climático en las personas en su comunidad. Por ejemplo, efectos en la forma de vida tradicional, el acceso al alimento, al refugio, y/o a la salud. 

4.      Explique cómo su comunidad utiliza el conocimiento tradicional para adaptarse al cambio climático en su territorio y/o en su comunidad. 

5.      Explique si su comunidad está implicada en discusiones de la política con su gobierno o cualquier otro foro politico sobre el cambio climático. 

FPW hará tres donaciones de $5.000 cada una, una para cada tema: Comunidad en general, mujeres y jóvenes. 

Estos son los criterios para las organizaciones aplicantes: 

·         Sólo organizaciones serán consideradas, no individuos 

·         Organizaciones dirigidas por indígena o agents fiscales actuando en representación a petición de una comunidad Indígena 

·         Organizaciones registradas bajo las leyes del país en el que operan 

·         Organizaciones deben tener una cuenta bancaria 

·         No se aceptarán aplicaciones para  viaje a, o actividades dentro de los Estados Unidos

Cualquier duda, por favor contactar a Jessica Friswell en   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Los videos pueden ser enviados en inglés, francés, o español. Si los testimonios están en idiomas indígenas, por favor enviar una traducción en inglés, francés, o español con el video adjunto solamente si ya no hay subtítulos en ingles, francés, o español en su video. Recomendamos que los testimonios presenten las voces de diferentes miembros de la comunidad.

Las donaciones deberán ser utilizadas para continuar el trabajo en las áreas de cambio climático dentro de la comunidad según se describe en el video. Su comunidad o la organización pueden enviar más de un video, pero no más de un video en cada una de las categorías listadas. 

La límite para presentar sus videos es el 31 de octubre de 2009. Una vez elegidos los ganadores, las donaciones serán entregadas una vez completado el trámite requerido por First Peoples Worldwide. 

Por favor envíe su video con la información siguiente: 

·         El nombre de los Pueblos Indígenas que someten el video y ubicación

·         Confirmación que la organización es una ONG dirigida por indígenas, una organización comunitaria, agente fiscal. Si es otro tipo de organización, favor explicar su naturaleza. 

·         Nombre y título, información de contacto de la persona que envia el video 

·         Nombre de la organización, dirección, país, correo electrónico, teléfono, y fax.

Cómo enviar su video: 

·         Carge el video a YouTube y envíe el vínculo web  a Jessica Friswell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

·         Envíe un DVD o versión de cinta del video por correo a: 

Jessica Friswell

First Peoples Worldwide

857 Leeland Road

Fredericksburg, VA 22405

USA

Debido a la variedad de formatos de video, FPW prefiere el formato digital (YouTube, DVD). Es possible que una cinta enviada no pueda ser accessada, y por lo tanto no considerada. Si se requiere la devolución de una cinta, FPW lo hará gustosamente, siempre y cuando se solicite la devolución al momento del envío de la cinta. 

First Peoples Worldwide podrá utilizar el material enviado en nuestro sitio web, en materiales presentados a donantes, o en presentaciones de grupo. First Peoples Worldwide se reserva el derecho de no hacer ninguna donación si no recibe ninguna aplicación.  En el caso que FPW no reciba aplicaciones en una o más categorías (la comunidad general, las mujeres, la juventud), podemos hacer menos que tres subsidios. Solamente aplicaciones recibidas antes del 31 de octubre de 2009 serán consideradas. No todos los aplicantes recibirán donaciones. 

Para cualquier duda o aclaración, por favor contactar a Jessica Friswell ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Por favor reenvíe este correo a otras personas que puedan estar interesadas. 

Chers amis,

Il y avait de la confusion concernant ce qu’on cherche a First Peoples Worldwide après notre appel récent pour des vidéos. First Peoples Worldwide cherche des vidéos soumises par des NGOs menées par des Indigènes ou des NGOs qui travaillent avec des peuples indigènes. Ces vidéos doivent montrer comment le changement climatique a un impact sur la communauté indigène, son environnement locale, et comment les peuples indigènes utilise les connaissances traditionnelles pour adapter à ou pour atténuer les changements climatiques. Les bourses de $5,000 ne sont pas pour la création d’une autre plus longue et meilleure vidéo. First Peoples Worldwide ne requiert pas que votre vidéo ait des effets spéciaux et elle doit être produite avec le matériel  vidéo et les capacités disponibles dans la communauté ou dans l’organisation indigène. Il n’y a pas un critère pour la longueur des vidéos, pourtant sur YouTube on peut télécharger de vidéos de maximum 10 minutes. Vous pouvez télécharger votre vidéo par morceaux si ell est plus longue que 10 minutes.

Les vidéos doivent inclure des séquences représentant les cinq éléments suivants :

1.       Nommer les peuples indigènes et où ils habitent.

2.      Montrer les effets du changement climatique sur votre terre. Vous pouvez montrer des photos, faire des interviews à des aînés où ils expliquent les changements,  ou utiliser la vidéo pour montrer les dégâts, ou le changement, de la terre et des cours d’eau.

3.      Montrer les effets du changement climatique sur les peuples de votre communauté. Vous pouvez discuter les moyens d’existence traditionnels, l’accès à la nourriture, l’abri et/ou à la santé.

4.      Montrer comment votre communauté utilise la connaissance traditionnelle pour s'adapter au changement climatique sur votre terre et/ ou dans votre communauté.

5.      Est-ce que vous êtes impliqués dans des discussions politiques de votre gouvernement ou d’une autre sorte de forum politique?

Les vidéos peuvent être soumises en anglais, français, ou espagnol. Une transcription écrite dans la langue locale doit être soumise en anglais, français, ou espagnol avec la vidéo qui l’accompagne seulement si dans votre vidéo il n'y a pas encore des sous-titres en anglais, français, ou espagnol. On vous encourage d’inclure les voix de plusieurs membres de la communauté. 

Trois bourses de $5,000 vont être décernées, une pour chaque catégorie suivante:

  • la communauté générale
  • les femmes
  • les jeunes

Les bourses doivent être utilisées pour continuer le travail dans le champ du changement climatique dans une communauté comme c’est décrit dans l’inscription vidéo. Votre communauté ou organisation peut soumettre plus qu’une vidéo, mais pas plus qu’une vidéo dans chaque catégorie nommée ci-dessus.

La date limite pour les soumissions est le 31 Octobre 2009

Les organisations qui veulent soumettre une cancidature doivent répondre aux critères suivants:

  • les bourses ne seront pas données aux individus
  • les organisations doivent être menées par les indigènes ou doivent être un agent fiscal qui agit à la demande d’une communauté indigène
  • les organisations doivent être enregistrées sous les lois du pays dans lequel ils opèrent.
  • les organisations doivent avoir un compte bancaire
  • les bourses ne peuvent pas être données pour voyager ou pour des activités aux Etats-Unis.

Si une organisation ne réponds pas  aux critères ci-dessus, une bourse ne peut pas être décernée.

Une bourse sera décernée une fois que l’organisation gagnante aura rempli les documents nécessaires requis par First Peoples Worldwide.

Veuillez soumettre, avec votre vidéo, l’information suivante :

  •  Le nom des peuples indigènes qui soumettent la vidéo et où ils sont situés

·         Si votre organisation est une ONG, CBO, agent fiscal ou autre, mené par des Indigènes

·         Un contact et le titre de la personne qui soumettra la vidéo.

·         Le nom de l’organisation, l’adresse courrier, le pays, l’adresse e-mail, un numéro de téléphone, et un numéro de fax

Comment soumettre votre vidéo:

Jessica Friswell

First Peoples Worldwide

857 Leeland Road

Fredericksburg, VA  22405

USA

Selon le format de votre version VHS, il est possible que First Peoples Worldwide ne soit pas capable d’accéder à vos séquences, donc un format digital est préféré (YouTube, DVD). Il est possible que First Peoples Worldwide puisse être capable de retourner votre vidéo à votre organisation si une demande est faite en même temps que la soumission.

First Peoples Worldwide peut utiliser des fragments de vidéo sur votre site-web, dans des matériaux de financement, ou dans des présentations en groupe.

First Peoples Worldwide réserve le droit de ne pas décerner une bourse si on  ne reçoit pas des vidéos de candidature. Si First Peoples Worldwide ne reçoit pas des vidéos dans une ou plus d’une catégorie (la communauté générale, les femmes, les jeunes) on peut donner moins que trois boursesLinscriptions reçues après le 31 Octobre 2009 ne seront pas considérées.  Toutes les vidéos n'obtiendront pas de bourse.

Veuillez contacter ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) si vous avec des questions. 

S’il vous plait expédiez cet e-mail à d’autres qui seraient intéressés à envoyer leur candidature

 

Sept 09 DOE Tribal Program Funding, Training, Events & Stimulus News

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 10:49

The funding notices, training events and stimulus news below was forwarded by the DOE Tribal Energy Program. Please check each for specific eligibility requirements as many may not be specific to Tribes and the applicability to your needs.  The information was received from DOE Tribal Energy Program on between 9/2-14. For more information,  contact Lizana Pierce, Project Manager, DOE's Tribal Energy Program, Golden Field Office, 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401-3393, Phone: (303) 275-4727, Fax: (303) 275-4753, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the agency directly.

Funding opportunities for Biomass Economic Development Training Energy Efficiency (Check each opportunity
carefully to ensure applicability.  For more information, please contact the entity or organization directly.)


Courtesy of Kilwa Biomass, publisher of Wood Energy News and the Renewable Energy Grants and Opportunities List

BIOMASS SOLICITATIONS   
Community Renewable Energy Deployment - Recovery Act 

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Community Renewable Energy Deployment.  This initiative will support communities with existing renewable energy technology plans that are ready to move into implementation of the plan through readily deployable renewable energy installations.  Successful applicants will demonstrate how large-scale renewable energy deployment will be facilitated through a comprehensive community energy strategy, adoption of codes and standards to support interconnection of renewable energy systems into the grid, financing, and partnerships with utilities, the renewable energy industry, and government agencies.  $21.45 million expected to be available, up to 4 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/3/09.  For more info, contact Uriel Trujillo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000122.  (Grants.gov 7/15/09) 

Biosensing

The National Science Foundation requests proposals for the Biosensing Program.  The Biosensing program primarily supports innovative, fundamental, and applied research with applications to biomedical, food safety, energy, environmental, and security needs.  $2.3 million expected to be available, up to 5 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/17/09.  For more info, contact Alex Simonian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://bit.ly/RDfAy .  Refer to Sol# PD-10-7909.  (Grants.gov 7/13/09) 

Energy for Sustainability

The Energy for Sustainability program supports fundamental research and education in energy production, conversion, and storage and is focused on energy sources that are environmentally friendly and renewable.?? Most world energy needs are currently met through the combustion of fossil fuels.?? With projected increases in global energy needs, more sustainable methods for energy production will need to be developed, and production of greenhouse gases will need to be reduced. go to http://bit.ly/AP5au

Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program
No narrative is available at this time.

Request for Proposals
Woody Biomass Utilization Grants-Forest Restoration Activities on National, Forest System Lands, USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry, Technology Marketing Unit, Forest Products Laboratory

Go to Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program  ,

 
Development of Supply Systems to Handle and Deliver High Tonnage Biomass Feedstocks for Cellulosic Biofuels Production

(Information Only)

The intent of this FOA is to stimulate the design and demonstration of a comprehensive system to handle the harvesting, collection, preprocessing, transport and storage of sufficient volumes of sustainably produced feedstocks required to achieve the rapid expansion of the commercial domestic biofuels industry. DOE is seeking applications from consortia that include at least one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of industrial/agricultural equipment used in harvest, collection, preprocessing, transport and storage of lignocellulosic feedstocks.

Algal/Advanced Biofuels Consortia - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Development of Algal/Advanced Biofuels Consortia.  This program will support the establishment of Consortia for two primary areas:  1) Development of Algae Based Biofuels, and 2)  Development of Advanced Cellulosic Biofuels.  $85 million expected to be available, up to 3 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/14/09.  For more info, contact Melissa Wise at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go here.  . Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000123.  (Grants.gov 7/16/09) 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOLICITATIONS   
Rural Community Development Initiative
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the Rural Community Development Initiative.  This program supports intermediary organizations to develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.  $6.256 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $300K.  Responses due 9/24/09.  For more info, including state-specific contacts, go here .  Refer to Sol# USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2009.  (Grants.gov 7/10/09)  

Economic Development Assistance

The Economic Development Administration requests proposals for Economic Development Assistance Programs that promote innovation and competitiveness, and prepare American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.  These programs include:  1)  Public Works - Supports the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and facilities, 2)  Planning - Supports the development, implementation, revision or replacement of comprehensive economic development strategies, and for related short-term planning investments, 3)  Local Technical Assistance - Supports filling knowledge and information gaps that may prevent leaders in economically distressed regions from making optimal decisions on local economic development issues, and 4)  Economic Adjustment Assistance Program - Supports a range of technical, planning and infrastructure assistance in regions experiencing adverse economic changes.  $240 million expected to be available, proposals accepted on a ongoing basis.  For more info, including a link to state specific contacts, go here .  Refer to Sol# EDA06222009EDAP.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09)

TRAINING SOLICITATIONS
Energy Training Partnership Grants - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals for Energy Training Partnership Grants.  This program will support training and placement services in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, green occupations within other industries, individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, and unemployed workers.  $100 million expected to be available, up to 30 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/4/09.  For more info, contact Janice Sheelor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to:  http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm .  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-18.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09)

State Energy Sector Training Grants - Recovery Act -

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals from State Workforce Investment Boards, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories, for State Energy Sector Partnership and Training Grants.  This program will support training, job placement, and related activities that reflect a comprehensive statewide energy sector strategy including the Governor's overall workforce vision, State energy policies, and training activities that lead to employment in targeted industry sectors.  A portion of the funds under this SGA will be reserved for communities or regions undergoing auto industry related restructurings.  $190 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $6 million.  Responses due 10/20/09.  For more info, contact Jeannette Flowers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go here.  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-20.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09) 

Green Capacity Building Grants - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals for Green Capacity Building Grants.  This program will support projects that build the capacity of DOL-funded grantees to provide training for entry-level positions leading to career pathways and/or additional training in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.  $5 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $100K.  Responses due 8/5/09.  For more info, contact Denise Roach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go here.  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-21.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09) 

 
State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals from the Workforce Agencies of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, or a consortium of such agencies, for State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants.  This program will support work to collect, analyze, and disseminate labor market information, and to enhance the labor exchange infrastructure for careers within the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.  $50 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $4 million.  Responses due 8/14/09.  For more info, contact Willie Harris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-17.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09)

Recovery Act - Pathways Out of Poverty

Grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for projects that provide training and placement services to provide pathways out of poverty and into employment within the industries described in the Supplementary Information, Part B of this SGA.  Go to this link. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLICITATIONS   
   
Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies.  Areas of interest (which include numerous subtopics) include: 1) Advanced Building Control Strategies, Communications and Information Technologies for Net-Zero Energy Buildings, 2)  Analysis, Design and Technical Tools, 3)  Building Envelope and Windows, 4)  Residential and Commercial HVAC and Crosscutting Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Research, 5)  Water Heating, Residential and Commercial Appliances and miscellaneous electric loads, 6)  Solar Heating and Cooling.  Up to $75 million expected, up to 90 awards anticipated.  Responses due 8/18/09.  For more info, contact Martin Byrnes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000115.  (Grants.gov 6/29/09) 

Energy Efficient Housing Partnerships - Recovery Act 

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnerships.  The long term goal of Building America for new homes is to develop cost effective, production ready systems in five major climate zones that will result in zero energy homes (ZEH) that produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis by 2020 .  Through this initiative, DOE seeks Industry Teams to implement research and technical support for new and existing homes.  Some funding available for stimulating the existing home retrofit market.  Up to $25 million expected to be available, up to 7 awards anticipated.  Responses due 8/24/09.  For more info, contact Angela Bosley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000099.  (Grants.gov 6/29/09)

Energy Conservation Studies - New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority requests proposals from municipal governments, public K-12 schools, public universities or colleges to complete Energy Conservation Studies, which can be used to support applications to upcoming project implementation funding opportunities through NYSERDA's administration of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds.  $5million expected to be available.  Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through 3/15/10.  For more info, contact Ben Fox at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link. Refer to PON# 4. 

Contribution of Cost Share for Recovery Act RFPs - California

The California Energy Commission requests proposals for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Cost Share.  Through this RFP, the CEC will contribute cost share to applicants who are submitting applications to the federal government in response to Recovery Act funding opportunity announcements (FOA).  $21 million expected to be available.  These FOAs include:  Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis, DE-FOA-0000075; Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstration, DE-FOA-0000092; Geothermal Technologies Program, DE-FOA-0000109; High Penetration Solar Deployment, DE-FOA-0000085; Building America Energy Efficient Housing, DE-FOA-0000099; Solid State Lighting Round IV Core, DE-FOA-0000082; Training Program Development for Commercial Building Equipment Technicians, Building Operators, Energy Commissioning Agents/Auditors, DE-FOA-0000118; Solid State Lighting Product Development Round VI, DE-FOA-0000055; Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology, DE-FOA-0000107; Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, DE-FOA-0000058; Smart Grid Demonstrations, DE-FOA-0000036; Geological Sequestration Training and Research, DE-FOA-0000032; Site Characterization of Promising Geologic Formations for CO2 Storage, DEFOA-0000033; Carbon Capture and Sequestration from Industrial Sources and Innovative Concepts for Beneficial CO2 Use, DE-FOA-0000015; and Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies, DE-FOA-0000115.  Due dates and contact information varies by program.  For more info, go to this link.  Refer to PON# 08-011.

RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTS (RECs) SOLICITATIONS

Renewables - Architect of the Capitol
The U.S. General Services Administration requests proposals for renewable energy certificates (RECs) for the Architect of the Capitol and possibly other Federal agencies.  GSA seeks pricing for a total of 40,000 MWhs of RECs per year for 10 years.  Responses due 9/1/09.  For more info, contact Ken Shutika at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.   Refer to Sol# GS-00P-09-BSD-0698.  (FBO 7/27/09)

Renewables - Michigan
The City of Ann Arbor, MI seeks 15,000 MWh of eligible renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from MI or within the region to meet its goal of obtaining 30 percent of municipal energy from renewable sources in 2010.  Responses due 9/15/09.  For more info, contact Andrew Brix at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Refer to RFP#734.  (Green Power Network 7/9/09)

GENERAL SALUTATIONS

State & Territorial Energy Assurance Plans - Recovery Act The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilities and Planning for Smart Grid Resiliency Initiative.  This program will support State and Territorial Energy Office development of new, or refining existing, plans to integrate new energy portfolios and new applications, such as Smart Grid technology, into energy assurance and emergency preparedness plans.  $39.5 million expected to be available, 56 awards anticipated.  Response due 7/30/09.  For more info, contact Lisa Kuzniar at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000091.  (Grants.gov 6/15/09)
 
Local Energy Assurance Plans - Recovery Act The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for the Local Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) Initiative.  This initiative, which is restricted to U.S. cities, focuses on developing new, or refining existing, plans to integrate new energy portfolios (renewables, biofuels, etc) and new applications, such as Smart Grid technology into energy assurance and emergency preparedness plans.  $10.5 million expected to be available, 50 awards anticipated.  Responses due 10/8/09.  For more info, contact Diane Franklin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000098.  (Grants.gov 7/20/09)
 
State Electricity Regulators Assistance - Recovery Act
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals from State and District of Columbia Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) for State Electricity Regulators Assistance.  This program will supplement PUC staffing for the significant increase in workload created by Recovery Act electricity-related initiatives.  $46 million expected to be available, 51 awards anticipated.  Responses due 8/31/09.  For more info, contact Amanda Lopez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.   Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000100.  (Grants.gov 6/15/09)
 
U.S. & China Clean Energy and Climate Partnership  
The U.S. Agency for International Development, Regional Development Mission for Asia seeks proposals for the U.S. - China Clean Energy and Climate Partnership.  This new USAID/RDMA environmental partnership program will focus on clean energy solutions that promote real and sustainable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.  $6 million expected to be available, 1 award anticipated.  Responses due 8/17/09.  For more info, contact Praveena ViraSingh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# USAID-RDMA-CHINA-486-09-031-RFA.  (Grants.gov 6/26/09)
 
Climate Change and Extreme Floods in the West The U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation requests proposals for the Impact of Climate Change on Extreme Floods in the Western U.S.  This research initiative is directed at answering questions relating extreme floods to climate change.  Further work will focus on implications for flood hydroclimatology and flood frequency analyses. Results from this study will be disseminated widely to various state and federal agencies, non-profit groups and floodplain managers.  $225K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated.  Responses due 8/10/09.  For more info, contact Randale Jackson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# 09SF811503.  (Grants.gov 7/15/09)
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EVENTS

NCAI 66th Annual Convention and Trade Show, October 11-17, 2009 in beautiful Palm Springs, California

66th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians  October 11-16, 2009 Palm Springs, CA For more, see http://www.ncai.org/Home.422.0.html.

CERTS: Indian Energy Solutions 2009 Conference and American Spirit Award Dinner – November 3-5, 2009, Hosted by The Osage Nation, Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills, 1902 East 71st Street  Tulsa, Oklahoma For more information or to register, see http://www.certredearth.com/events.php.

Southwest Renewable Energy Conference 2009 - September 10th and 11th in Flagstaff, Arizona on the campus of Northern Arizona University for the 2009 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference –Integrating State and Federal Policy with Technology to bring Renewables to the Grid.

Please join us on September 10th and 11th in Flagstaff, Arizona on the campus of Northern Arizona University for the 2009 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference –Integrating State and Federal Policy with Technology to bring Renewables to the Grid.

Now in its seventh year, the 2009 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference is a forum for sharing developments in technology and policy. SWREC fosters thoughtful evaluation and discussions on the development of wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy on tribal, federal, state and private lands. A diverse range of pre and post conference sessions and two concurrent tracks of panel sessions-Policy and Technical-offer participants options to fit their own background, experience and professional development interests

For more information, or to register, please visit:  www.swrec.org or email Kara Kelty:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
“Building Successful Native American Businesses,” September 14 through 18, 2009, Cherokee Hard Rock Casino and Hotel on the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Oklahoma

CREATING BUSINESS EXCELLENCE: A PROGRAM FOR NATIVE WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES; September 14th – 17th , 2009, Cherokee Casino & Resort, Catoosa, OK 74015, 918.384.7800, www.cherokeecasino.com

Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in partnership with the prestigious Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN), will be hosting a strategic retreat for Native businesses entitled, “Building Successful Native American Businesses.” On September 14 through 18, 2009, our office will be offering this one-of-a-kind training for businesswomen only.  This session will be held at the Cherokee Hard Rock Casino and Hotel on the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Oklahoma. 

To reserve a place in the program and more information, contact Patricia (Pat) Parker at 571.323.5657 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Bridgett Bidle at 571.323.5641 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alaska Federation of Natives, October 22 – 24, 2009 - Anchorage at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center:  Northern Dreams - Our Historic Journey Continues See http://www.nativefederation.org/convention/index.php

NAWIG News: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Native American Wind Interest Group, Spring 2009 http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy09osti/45413.pdf    As part of its Native American outreach, DOE’s Wind Powering America program has initiated a quarterly NAWIG newsletter to present Native American wind information, including projects, interviews with pioneers, issues, WPA activities, and related events. It is our hope that this newsletter will both inform and elicit comments and input on wind development in Indian Country.

For other newsletters, see http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/na_nawig.asp.

For more Wind Power for Native Americans, see this link.

For information on the Native American anemometer loan program, see http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/nativeamericans/anemometer_loan.asp.

Community Wind - Revolving Fund Will Focus on Early Stage Development. The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) and the Northland Foundation have partnered to create a revolving loan fund that will provide early-stage project development and feasibility analysis for community-based wind energy projects in Minnesota.

The revolving loan fund will be available in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties.

The revolving loan fund is part of the Rural Energy Development Initiative (REDI), a state-wide program addressing community-based wind energy development. REDI loan financing is limited to early stage project development and feasibility analysis for wind energy electric generation projects that intend to sell the electricity to an electric utility. Maximum loan size is $25,000 for any one project and/or borrower. ARDC functions as the regional REDI organizer for northeast Minnesota. The Northland Foundation is the acting loan partner for the revolving loan fund.

Information on the revolving loan fund for community-based wind energy projects is available at the following website: www.arrowheadplanning.org/windpower

For more information regarding the revolving loan fund and/or the application for the loan fund, please see the website or contact Bonnie Hundrieser (ARDC) at 218-529-7527 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

34th Annual Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO 2009), September 16 - 18, 2009, Tulsa, Oklahoma. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Invites You to The 34th Annual Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO 2009) - A Native American Conference by a Native American Organization

Brought to You By the Producers of the Reservation Economic Summit (RES)

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development presents The Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO 2009), the premiere black tie event which spotlights the INPRO 2009 Awards and Scholarships Banquet, featuring the First American Leadership Awards.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009  12:00 PM, Friday, September 18, 2009  10:00 PM, Central Time Zone, Crowne Plaza Hotel Tulsa, 100 East Second Street, Tulsa, OK 74103 View Event Fees http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?2A,P1,E2699A69-6F28-4579-BB16-BB05E26B1068

View Event Summary RSVP Friday, September 4, 2009

Register for Event http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?4W,P1,E2699A69-6F28-4579-BB16-BB05E26B1068

Law Seminars: Annual Energy in Alaska Conference, December 7 & 8, 2009 Anchorage Civic & Convention Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, AK  For more, see this link.

Law Seminars International is pleased to announce the annual Energy in Alaska Conference. 

This year, an exceptional faculty addresses new questions for the growing and changing domestic demand for energy in and from Alaska. Will the Alaska portion of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System or some variation of that system envisioned by the United States and Canada finally be able to be built?  Will carbon regulation or trading impact the value of Alaskan natural gas or impact the cost of purchasing energy in Alaska? This is a big year for new legislation including the smart grid, funding in the stimulus bill, climate change and carbon limits. Alaska has its first wind project, and there are new developments in getting Alaska's natural resources to market including natural gas, LNG and natural gas storage. Sign up soon for this important update on energy in Alaska.

Presented by: Law Seminars International http://www.lawseminars.com

Intended Audience
Attorneys, industry executives and governmental and customer representatives involved with energy issues

What You Will Learn: 1) New federal energy legislation's impact on state policies 2) EPA policy initiatives 3) New developments impacting Alaska's energy future 4) Update on stimulus funding 5) Integration of state and federal energy and environmental policies 6) Funding for smart grid technology 7) Alaska's first wind project 8) Project development and financing 9) Getting resources to market

Register or call us at (800) 854-8009

Office of Native American Programs Email Newsletter (NwONAP Update – August 25, 2009) includes: 1) White House Tribal Listening Sessions; 2) Recovery Act Reporting October 1-10th; 3) Funding Availability; and 4) Upcoming Calendar of Events

The White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement will host two listening sessions on August 31 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Room 450, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the sessions is to bring together tribal leaders and White House officials to engage in an informal dialogue on the process of tribal consultation.  Space is limited so please limit your delegation to two persons per tribe and reply by August 28, 2009. We will coordinate further details after we hear from you. If you have any questions, contact Jodi Gillette at 202-456-1414.  For information and questions about the listening sessions, please email the White House at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Recovery Act Reporting.  Recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds are required to submit quarterly reports within 10 days following the calendar quarter.  The first report (due October 10, 2009) should include all cumulative ARRA expenditures and activities (job creation, compensation, and project details) since the date of grant award.  The system for ARRA reporting and for registration is www.FederalReporting.gov.  Recipients will need the following: 1) Dun and Bradstreet number (DUNS) 2) Central Contractor Registration (CCR) 3) Valid email address. Note:    For a DUNS number, go to www.dbn.com/us or call (866) 705-5711 (option 4).  Processing 1-2 days. For CCR registration, go to www.bpn.gov/ccr   Processing 2-8 days

NEPA: ARRA recipients that conduct their own environmental reviews must submit quarterly reports on the status of National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) reviews.  The system for NEPA reporting is called RAMPS and can be found on HUD’s recovery website at www.hud.gov/recovery and under the “Reporting” tab.  RAMPS Registration consists of HUD User Registration and Recipient User Registration.  Further guidance on registration and training for use of the RAMPS system is forthcoming. Funding Availability, Source, Deadline Sept 16th , Additional Information- Dept. of Treasury Native American CDFI Funds

The Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Fund will provide capital and technical assistance grants to existing or proposed CDFIs that serve primarily Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian communities.  Visit http://www.cdfifund.gov or contact Chris James, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

HUD FY 2009 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) grant , September 18th
Further information here. For programmatic questions please contact Anice Schervish at (202)402-2341.

Online Calendar of Events

Health Homes Conference- Boise, IA, September 15-17th  Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   For more information, please call: 208-334-1088 Ext. x3017.

HUD Section 184 Lender Training- Albuquerque, NM, September 15-16th Register on-line:  http://thecmiteam.com/events/2009SLTC  Sponsored by Office of Loan Guarantee Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 1.800.965.0075 Ext. 40

Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Working in Indian Country Conference- Denver, CO September 16-17th , Register on-line:  http://thecmiteam.com/events/2009FBCIICC/index.php , Sponsored by the HUD’s Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs.  Contact Edward R Vaughan, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Employment Tax Workshop- Portland, OR, September 22-23rd  http://www.hud.gov/local/shared/working/r10/nwonap/calendar/event.cfm?record=9491&scheduleID=9252&calendarID=86

NWIHA Annual Meeting- Worley, ID, September 23-24th http://www.nwiha.org/ 

A-133 Audit Training- Seattle, WA September 28-29th  Registration information available soon. Housing Washington- Spokane, WA September 29-30th http://www.wshfc.org/conf/index.htm
   

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