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Tribal Clean Transportation:

Tribal Clean Transportation Funding Resources

Listed here are some additional Tribal Clean Transportation funding for Tribes:

NDN Collective Flyer Funding Opportunity:Technical Assistance: $50M "Energy to Communities" (C2C) Program
  • The C2C program will connect local and Tribal leaders with Dept of Energy’s National Laboratories to help transition to a clean energy future. The program will have three tiers of offerings:
    • In-Depth Partnerships (Long term, 3-year commitment through project design and deployment)
    • Peer Learning Cohorts (Periodically, 6 months rolling for shared learning with other communities)
    • Expert Match (Short term, 40-60 hours of technical assistance on an energy challenge)
  • Learn more here: Clean Energy to Communities Program | State, Local, and Tribal Governments | NREL
  • If you have questions about the C2C program, please email

Joint Office of Energy and Transportation: Funding opportunities are available for tribal nations from the federal government. A list of funding opportunities for tribal nations can be found at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA): Federal public transportation law (49 USC 5311(c)(1)(B)) and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Section 300076, authorizes the formula amount of the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program) for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022-2026. Five percent of Rural Formula (Section 5311) funding is available for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations program. 20 percent of the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations funds must be distributed on a competitive basis, while the remainder must be apportioned by formula. There is no local match required under the formula program.

Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs: Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, and other entities provide funding and financing to support Tribal energy development. Current, ongoing, and past funding opportunities are listed here.

Build American Bureau: Rural & Tribal Assistance Pilot Program - New Grant Program Coming Soon!

Transportation Funding Opportunities for Tribal Nations: The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, otherwise known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), represents a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure, competitiveness, and communities and provides approximately $550 billion in new Federal infrastructure investment.

NDN Collective
NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms. NDN Collective partnered with Evergreen Action to produce this helpful memo: Inflation Reduction Act Opportunities For Tribal Governments and Indigenous Communities.

Historical investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform energy communities and create boundless opportunities for communities to redevelop and revitalize.