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Energy and Mineral Development Program (EMDP)

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Close Date:


Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entities

Program Purpose:

  • [“Strategy and Planning”
  • Critical Minerals
  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


DEMD administers the EMDP grant. This solicitation seeks proposals for 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, zinc, 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.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

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