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Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP)

  • Title and Number:  Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP)
  • Agency:  Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
  • Deadline:  May 24, 2024
  • Grant Amount:  $10,000 to $1,500,000
  • Available Funding:
  • Number of Anticipated Awards:  20 to 75
  • Match Required:  No

Purpose of Funding (fields of work and funding uses):  Projects that conduct resource inventories and assessments, feasibility studies, or other pre-development studies necessary to process, use and develop energy and mineral resources. These resources and their uses include, but are not limited to, biomass (woody and waste) for heat or electricity; transportation fuels; hydroelectric, solar, or wind generation; geothermal heating or electricity production; district heating; other forms of distributed energy generation; oil, natural gas, and helium; sand and gravel, coal, precious minerals, and base minerals (lead, copper, zin, etc.)

EMDP projects may include but are not limited to: • Initial resource exploration; • Defining potential targets for development; • Performing a market analysis to establish production/demand for a commodity; • Performing economic evaluation and analysis of the resource; • Baseline studies related to energy and mineral projects; and • Other pre-development studies or work necessary to promote the use and development of energy and mineral resources.

 Eligibility (location of project and entity:  EMDP grants are available only to Indian entities and on Indian land as defined in the under 25 U.S.C. § 3502.  EMDP grant eligibility criteria are described under the Energy Policy Act of 1992, as amended, and codified under section 3052 of title 25 of the United States Code (25 U.S.C. § 3502 (a)).

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