Planning Grant Program

Funding for the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program will help tribes conduct planning to identify Solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access, and advance climate adaptation and resiliency on tribal lands and in tribal communities

The final draft of the Tribal Government Challenge solicitation is available. The only method of delivery for submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation is the Energy Commission’s Grant Solicitation System. This online tool allows applicants to submit their electronic documents to the Energy Commission prior to the date and time specified in this solicitation.

The Tribal Planning Grant Questions and Answers document from the Solicitation comment period.

There was an online Proposal Assistance Webinar held on March 18, 2020 from 1PM to 3PM. The webinar provided California Native American Tribes the opportunity to ask questions about the requirements and application process for the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program. The PowerPoint slides from the Webinar are now available.

Important Dates (updated May 13, 2020):
Addendum to the Solicitation

  • Deadline to Submit Proposals: June 2, 2020 5:00PM PDT
  • Anticipated Notice of Recommended Awards Posting Date: August, 2020
  • Anticipated Agreement Start Date: August 2020
  • Agreement Termination Date: March 31, 2022

Press Releases

Gap Analysis

The purpose of the Statewide Gap Analysis is to provide the State with a snapshot of Tribes’ current renewable energy, climate change, and other relevant and related needs and priorities.

Through a competitive Request for Proposal Process (RFP), Prosper Sustainably was awarded the winning bid as contractor for the Gap Analysis.

For more information regarding California Tribal Gap Analysis and to register your participation in the survey.