Interior Department Invest in Powering Tribal Homes

The $71 million allocation is the second phase of the “Tribal Electrification Program.”

The Department of the Interior announced a $71 million funding allocation under the president’s Investing in America plan to aid Tribal communities in powering homes. This funding represents the second phase of investment from the Tribal Electrification Program, totaling $150 million from the Inflation Reduction Act, to advance the administration’s goal to provide clean energy sources to all homes in Indian Country by 2035.

“As the Interior Department implements this new program, we will continue to support Tribes as they work to develop their electricity infrastructure and help meet our shared clean energy goals,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “Through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, we’re providing reliable, resilient energy that Tribes can rely on.”

The Tribal Electrification Program focuses on collaborative and community-led planning by Tribal Nations. Through financial and technical assistance, the program is intended to connect homes to clean energy transmission, provide electricity to unelectrified homes through zero-emissions energy systems, and support workforce development in clean energy.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Haaland to seek God’s leading as she collaborates with Tribal communities to power homes.
  • For Interior Department officials to be prudent as they seek to address climate change and emission implement reduction policies.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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