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​Tribal Set-Aside for Low-Income Weatherization

Bonneville Power Administration

Grants for tribes in Bonneville Power Administration's service area to conduct weatherization and healthy homes outreach and coordination.

About the Award:

BPA provides direct funding to tribal governments to implement outreach and coordination with tribal members. Additional funding is provided to qualified tribal programs for implementing auditing, installation, and monitoring services. Up to 30% of the grants can be used for health and safety (air quality, mold mitigation, ventilation, radon testing and mitigation, etc). Tribes that use these funds for weatherization programs must follow the air quality guidelines of the DOE program and ASHRAE standards.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Weatherization, Energy Efficiency, Heat Source Replacement, Insulation, HVAC upgrades.

Funding Details:

  • Average Annual Amount Available: $550,000
  • 2018-2019 Tribes Using funds for Weatherization: 5
  • Expected Award Range: $15,000 to $100,000 per year
  • There is no minimum funding award.

Program Highlights:

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe has nearly 30 percent of the tribe now heating and cooling their homes with ductless heat pumps. In partnership with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and funding from Clallam County Public Utility District, the tribe recently installed 57 ductless heat pumps in tribal members' homes. [source]

Typical Application Period: Rolling



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