Indian Affairs | DEMD


Division of Energy and Mineral Development   

The Division assists tribes with the environmentally responsible exploration, development and management of their energy and mineral resources to create sustainable economies for reservations, generate new jobs and economic self-sufficiency.

On this site you will find information about tribes who wish to develop their energy and mineral resources, the types of business opportunities available, and how to approach tribes and conduct business on Indian lands.

Division of Energy and Mineral Development
13922 Denver West Parkway, Ste. 200
Lakewood, CO   80401-3142

TEL: (303) 969-5270
FAX: (303) 969-5273 

Division Chief: Stephen Manydeeds
(720) 407-0600

facebook_logo  Like us on Facebook! 

DEMD Grant Programs

View Other Agencies' Grant Opportunities for Tribal Energy Development


View the EMDP Grant Writing Guide for Small Scale Biomass Projects

Watch the Crow Nation Chairman speaking about DEMD 

Renewable PhotoOil and Gas Image DEMD Front Page
Renewable Energy
Indian Country offers some excellent potential for renewable energy development in the United States.
Oil & Natural Gas
Many Indian lands in the lower U.S. still contain large areas that are still relatively underexplored or undeveloped for oil, natural gas, and coal resources.
Mineral PhotoBusiness Development Photo
Large reserves of aggregate and other industrial minerals are found on Indian lands.
Business Development
Tribal lands are ripe for viable business ventures.
Many tribes have set aside land zoned for commercial and industrial use to attract private industry.