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Oct. 06, 2021

Upcoming News, Events, and Funding


October 12: DOE Webinar–Combined Heat and Power in Controlled Environment Agriculture

Greenhouses and vertical farms are ideal applications for combined heat and power (CHP), as they demand substantial heat and power. CHP systems generate electricity on-site, and the resulting waste heat is used to provide facility electricity, heating, cooling, dehumidification, and CO2 capture. CHP-connected sites are used widely in Europe and Canada to control and optimize the growing environment—and this solution is now taking off in the United States.

During the webinar, which will take place Oct. 12 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time, a panel of leading global experts will provide perspectives on technology, systems solutions, and financing.

Register now.

October 13: FEMA Webinar–Federal Agency Roundtable and Partnerships

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division is hosting the 2021 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program Webinar Series, which brings FEMA subject-matter experts and partners together to provide technical information, best practices, tools, and resources regarding these grant programs. The Federal Agency Roundtable and Partnerships webinar will take place Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Webinar speaker Ryan Janda, HMA Non-Disaster Grants Implementation Branch Chief, will lead a panel discussion on the importance of partnerships for FEMA’s grant programs. The session will be part presentation and part facilitated Q&A. Panelists will highlight their own grant programs and will answer prepared questions as part of an open discussion.

Register now.

October 18: Tribal Community–Scale Solar Solutions for Climate and Community Resilience

Hosted by Blue Lake Rancheria on Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time, this webinar is intended for tribal nations seeking to build or expand solar energy development within their nations at the community, facility, and/or residential scale. The webinar agenda includes planning, feasibility, system design and interconnectivity, economics, and more.

Speakers include:

  • Wahleah Johns, Office of Indian Energy
  • Pilar Thomas, Quarles & Brady, LLP
  • Tim Willink, GRID Alternatives
  • Sherry Stout, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jana Ganion, Blue Lake Rancheria

To register, please email Jana Ganion.

November 15–18: 2021 Office of Indian Energy Program Review

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Annual Office of Indian Energy Program Review will be held virtually Nov. 15–18, 2021. The annual Program Review is a tremendous opportunity for Indian tribes to meet, learn from other Indian tribes that are pursuing energy self-sufficiency, and share in each other’s successes.

The 2021 Program Review will feature project status updates from tribes across the nation who are leveraging Office of Indian Energy grant funding to deploy energy technologies.

While the event is focused on currently funded projects, the Program Review is open to all of Indian Country.

To learn more about our Program Review and view presentations from previous Program Reviews, visit our Program Review web page.

A link to register for the event will be updated on our event page once available.

Funding Opportunities

NOAA Climate Program Office FY 2022—Apply by October 18

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Program Office (CPO) is soliciting applications for eight individual competitions in Fiscal Year 2022. Several of these competitions are relevant to four high-priority climate risk areas CPO is focusing on to improve science understanding and/or capabilities that result in user-driven outcomes—Coastal Inundation, Marine Ecosystems, Water Resources, and Extreme Heat. Institutions of higher education; other nonprofits; commercial organizations; international organizations; and state, local, and tribal governments are eligible to apply. Learn more and apply.

FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge—Apply by October 19

The U.S. Economic Development Administration aims to assist communities and regions impacted by the coronavirus pandemic through this American Rescue Plan Act Build Back Better Regional Challenge. This opportunity is designed as a two-phase competition- to help regions develop transformational economic development strategies and to fund the implementation of strategies that will create and grow regional growth clusters. Learn more and apply.

HUD Indian Community Development Block Grant Program—Apply by October 25

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Indian Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages provides federally recognized Native American tribal governments and tribal organizations funding for development projects that support the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate incomes. Learn more and apply.


Mohawk Women Cultivate Growth and Resilience Through Solar Savings 

As key members of the Akwesasne Housing Authority’s executive team, Executive Director Liz Jacobs and Finance Director Kayla Herne are on the front lines of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s ongoing push toward a clean energy future. Working in alignment with the Tribe, they are leading a sustained, mission-driven effort to protect vulnerable community members and educate future generations.

Read our recent blog to learn more about their work to advance two DOE-funded community clean energy initiatives and bring the benefits of going solar home to the elders, veterans, and other vulnerable tribal members.

Mohawk Tribe

Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs
1000 Independence Ave. SW | Washington DC 20585

For more information on the Office of Indian Energy, visit our website.

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