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Energy, Native Peoples

Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program

The Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program supports tribal investment in energy-related projects by providing loan guarantees to federally recognized tribes, including Alaska Native villages or regional or village corporations, or a Tribal Energy Development Organization that is wholly or substantially owned by a federally recognized Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Corporation.

Funding takes the form of loan Guarantees, including guarantees of Federal Financing Bank loans. Loan Guarantee authority has no expiration.

Eligibility

DOE’s tribal energy financing is available to eligible Indian Tribes or entities, including Alaska Native village or regional or village corporations, or other financial institutions or tribes meeting certain criteria established by DOE, that are able to demonstrate being eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians, or their wholly-owned entities with appropriate legal authority. In addition, a Tribal Energy Development Organization that is wholly or substantially owned by a federally recognized tribe is eligible.

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