Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund

GRID, Wells Fargo Foundation

Deadline Passed 05/03/2019. Deadline Unknown for 2020.

  • The TSAF will provide necessary capital to support the development of new solar demonstration projects in tribal communities around the country
  • The TSAF supports solar education, training, and workforce development in tribal communities
  • The TSAF prioritizes the development of long-term energy plans to increase tribal energy security and resiliency
solar, tribal energy, resiliency, tribal communities, education, training, workforce development
Funding Amount: 
up to $250,000
Matching Funds: 


•Federal and state-recognized tribal governments in the lower 48 states and Alaska (tribal government programs, such as tribal housing authority, cultural departments, economic development entities, etc.) •Tribally-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (fiscally-sponsored tribal community organizations, tribal community organizations without a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status may submit an application through a sponsoring organization if the sponsor has IRS 501(c)(3) status and can provide written authorization confirming its willingness to act as the fiscal sponsor. •Schools that are tribally-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and schools that are tribally-operated such as tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), any public or Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools.