Non-Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

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‚ÄčTribal 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

Contact:

caikakoula@bpa.gov

last modified: 2019-09-19 11:44:49

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

US Department of Health And Human Services

Grants that can be used to assist with energy costs and fund weatherization improvements.

About the Award:

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. Through this program, grantees may provide low-cost residential weatherization and other cost-effective energy-related home repairs. States, tribes, and tribal consortia are administered funds based on an allocation formula that takes into consideration several variables, one being population size. More information about the LIHEAP allocation formula, including the way in which it distributes funds to tribes, can be found here. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Energy Home Repairs, Weatherization, energy efficiency, heat source replacement

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Tribal Funding: $40,709,847
  • Tribes can use up to 15% of funds allotted on weatherization or other low-cost energy-related home repairs
    • Tribes can apply for a waiver to use up to 25% of funds for these projects
  • Individuals receive funds in the form of direct repairs and subsidized energy bills.
Award Type:
Home Repairs
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

In 2007, the Makah Tribe's LIHEAP Program replaced 10 wood stoves using LIHEAP and HUD funds. LIHEAP continued to provide project assistance as the Makah Tribe replaced 45 wood stoves through 2011 using EPA funds. [source]

Typical Application Period: July to September; 2019 date: 9/3/2019. Applications usually due to September 1st. Individuals can apply to this program year-round.

Contact:

Grantees should contact lauren.christopher@acf.hhs.gov. Individual renters and homeowners should contact their LIHEAP Tribal Contact to inquire about using LIHEAP funds for healthy homes work. 

last modified: 2019-09-16 11:56:12

Environmental Regulatory Enhancement Grant

US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans

Grants for tribes to improve capacity to enforce and monitor compliance with environmental regulations.

About the Award:

The ERE program provides funding for the costs of planning, developing, and implementing programs designed to improve the capability of tribal governing bodies to regulate environmental quality pursuant to federal and tribal environmental laws. Applicants may propose projects with project periods consisting of either 12, 24, or 36 months.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Indoor air monitoring, Healthy Homes training, Community Outreach

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Tribal Funding: $1,021,545
  • 2019 Expected Number of Awards: 4
  • 2019 Award Ceiling: $300,000 per budget period
  • 2019 Award Floor: $100,000 per budget period
  • 2019 Average Expected Award: $182,000 per budget period
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Typical Application Period: January to April; 2019 Date: 4/15/2019. Application periods may vary year to year.

Notes:

Those interested in this grant should first check out ANA's Applicant Training & Technical Assistance portal.

Contact:

anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

last modified: 2019-09-11 10:07:00

Social and Economic Development Strategies

US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans

Grants for tribes and tribal organizations funding community-focused environmental health projects.

About the Award:

The SEDS program is designed to support community-based projects that increase the ability for Native Americans to define and achieve their own economic and social goals and/or the capacity to exercise local control and decision-making to promote the interests of community members. Projects that promote improved access to care through coordinated local and regional approaches and through supporting environmental health are eligible for this grant funding. Applicants can propose projects on 12, 24 and 36-month scales.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Community Outreach, minor renovations, HEPA filters

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $8,400,907
  • 2019 Number of Awards: 25
  • 2019 Minimum Grant: $100,000 Per Budget Period
  • 2019 Maximum Grant: $400,000 Per Budget Period
  • 2019 Average Grant: $280,000 Per Budget Period
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
National

Program Highlights:

From 2009-2012, the Confederated Tribes Of Siletz Indians used $340,069 in grant funding to establish the Siletz Tribal Energy Program (STEP). This program was developed with the mission of addressing tribal energy-related challenges and coordinating energy efficiency work across Tribal agencies. Using grant funding, STEP established new building codes, organized Healthy Homes trainings for staff, and conducted outreach and energy audits in a number of households. [Source]

Typical Application Period: Typically January to April. Application periods may vary in future years.

Notes:

Alaska Native Villages have a separate application portal. Those interested in applying for this program should first check out ANA's Applicant Training & Technical Assistance portal.

Contact:

anacomments@acf.hhs.gov

last modified: 2019-09-11 10:24:57
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Community Air Grant

California Air Resources Board

Grants for California tribes to improve capacity to reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions.

About the Award:

The Air Grants Program aim is to provide support for community-based organizations to participate in the AB 617 process and to build capacity to become active partners with government to identify, evaluate, and ultimately reduce air pollution and exposure to harmful emissions in their communities.

Example Eligible IAQ Activities:

Community engagement/outreach, hiring technical experts & consultants, monitoring, data analysis

Funding Details:

  • Total FY 2019 Funding: $5,000,000
  • 2019 Maximum Grant: $100,000 for Education Projects, $300,000 for Technical Project
Award Type:
Grant
Regions:
California

Program Highlights:

Starting in 2018, the Southern California Tribal Community Air Monitoring Project, run through the Pala Band of Mission Indians, is using this funding source to deploy six low-cost air quality sensors to monitor conditions at the reservation. Data will be transmitted through a cellular network and displayed on a website accessible to tribal community members. [source]

Typical Application Period: Typically due in the Summer; 2019 Application due: 9/30/19

Contact:

AirGrants@arb.ca.gov

last modified: 2019-09-19 11:31:41