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Low-Head Hydropower: Government Programs and Tribal Incentives

Existing government programs and tribal incentives relevant to low-head hydropower development, with links to appropriate Web sites that describe these programs in detail.

DOI Division of Energy and Mineral Development

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Division of Energy and Minerals Development (DEMD), provides engineering support, economic advice, and technical assistance to Indian landowners seeking to manage and develop their energy and mineral resources. This includes supporting tribes in developing effective energy and mineral development strategies, assisting tribes during Indian Mineral Development Act negotiations, providing technical data and interpretations for exploration and development of resources, and managing and maintaining existing Indian energy and mineral data. For more information and assistance, contact the DEMD at (303) 969-5270, review the DEMD summary, or visit the DEMD Web site.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. The objective of the ARRA is to foster improved energy efficiency and increased production and use of renewable energy sources through grants and loans for special projects including hydroelectric projects and indirectly through tax incentives. The American Recovery Web page describes the administration's program and includes a page specifically about Indian Tribal News.

DOE Tribal Energy Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tribal Energy Program promotes tribal energy sufficiency and economic growth by providing financial, technical, and educational assistance to tribes for the evaluation and development of renewable energy resources, including hydropower projects.

The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO)

The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) coordinates the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian country, with a special emphasis on helping tribes administer their own environmental programs.

Denali Commission

The Denali Commission provides critical utilities, infrastructure, and economic support through interagency and private sector cooperation in Alaska. The Energy Program funds alternative-renewable energy projects.

State-by-State Guide to Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Web site was developed and is maintained by the North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), with funding from DOE.