Funding Opportunity Available for Rural Communities
The Denali Commission has issued a funding opportunity for rural infrastructure projects. Eligible projects must benefit Alaska residents. Eligible applicants include municipal, borough, state, and tribal governments; Indian Tribes as defined by Title 25 US Code § 5304; regional housing authorities; universities; regional tribal non-profit organizations; and non-profit organizations. For-profit Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act entities may apply; however, grant income is considered income and, therefore, taxable.
Apply here by April 14.
DOE Announces Funding to Support Community Clean Energy Deployment, Home Energy Rebates
Nearly $170 million is available to support a more equitable and just clean energy future including opportunities for Alaska Native tribes. Additionally, DOE recently announced three opportunities for public input to ensure equity and justice are integrated into new program design. Read more about the opportunity here.
In addition, up to $225 million is available for tribal governments and Alaska Native entities to administer rebate programs for energy efficiency and electrification upgrades for Tribal households, known as the Tribal Home Energy Rebates programs. DOE is hosting a virtual Tribal consultation on March 29 at 10 a.m., AKDT. Please see the Dear Tribal Leader Letter for more information. Register here. Submit written comments by April 28 by midnight, AKDT to email@example.com, with "Tribal Home Energy Rebates programs" in the subject line of your email.
Alaska Funding Award Information Now Posted
If you are seeking information about DOE-funded projects in Alaska, see our new searchable database here.
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