Interior Department Funds Electricity for Tribal Homes

Tribal Electrification Program seeks to provide resilient energy for Native Americans.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) recently announced the launch of a new grant program, the Tribal Electrification Program. The department has allocated $72.5 million to the program’s first round of funding, which will help Tribes connect unelectrified homes on their land to an electric grid. The funding is also available for zero-emission energy upgrades that Tribal governments would like to make to their existing homes and buildings.

“Climate change is the crisis of our lifetimes and has left far too many communities managing for worsening water challenges, extreme heat, devastating wildfires, and unprecedented storms. Every action we take now to lessen the impacts for future generations is critical,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “Through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, we’re launching a new program to electrify Indian Country to provide reliable, resilient energy that Tribes can rely on, and advance our work to tackle the climate crisis and build a clean energy future.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland as she facilitates the allotment of funding for Tribal Electrification.
  • For Assistant Secretary Brian Newland as he oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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