Alaska Natives scored big in a $12 million round of energy project grants announced by the U.S/ Department of Energy July 14. Seven proposals from Alaska Native communities and tribes were funded by the DOE of 13 awards made nationwide.
Five proposals from Lower 48 Native American tribes were funded.
DOE’s Office of Indian Energy has been making grants since 2010 to help reduce energy costs and reliability. The awards made July 14 were the first for 2021.
• The Akiachak Native Community will receive $123,220 to install energy-efficient retrofits, including furnaces in the laundry building, as well as an LED lighting upgrade and installation of setback thermostats, in five essential multi-use buildings in
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