Tribes get $13.6M for clean energy projects
The Energy Department announced $13.6 million in grants for clean energy projects in Indian Country.

A total of 36 tribes and Alaska Native villages were selected. Of the project, eight will provide weatherization training and resources to tribal members, 17 will focus on assessing the feasibility of renewable energy development and energy efficiency deployment; and 11 projects will fund the development of renewable energy resources and the deployment of energy efficiency measures.

"The Department of Energy is committed to helping Native American tribes meet their energy needs through clean energy technologies,” said Secretary Steven Chu. “These projects will create jobs and economic opportunities on tribal lands, while protecting our planet and reducing our dependence on foreign oil."

Six of the 36 grants were for Alaska Native villages.

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Press Release: Secretary Chu Announces Funding for Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands and Alaska Villages (Department of Energy 8/13)