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NHSC Awarded Facility Grant for Community Solar Projects


October 26, 2022

NEW TOWN, N.D. -- Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) is pleased to announce it was awarded a $200,000 grant to support new Tribal facilities and residential solar projects. NHSC was one of 16 Tribal governments, colleges, and organizations to receive the Facility Grant award from the Tribal Solar Accelerated Fund (TSAF).

Vice President of Campus Services Jennifer Janecek- Hartman says the college is committed to supporting their indigenous communities, including the areas of energy and sustainability. She said the grant will help to meet the community’s needs.

“Our long-term commitment is to assist the MHA nation in developing long-term energy plans to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels and increase our energy security and resiliency,” said Janecek-Hartman. “We thank the Tribal Solar Accelerated Fund for their support and work in Indian Country, providing resources to expand solar energy and job opportunities. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is proud to join them and GRID Alternatives to implement projects that meet our community’s needs.”

The College offers energy cost reduction workshops and hands-on training for Tribal members and plans to utilize the installation and maintenance of the solar voltaic project to showcase how solar energy can be used to reduce energy costs and dependence upon fossil fuels. NHSC will install the solar voltaic systems this week and begin recording the savings and use immediately.

NHSC is Higher Learning Commission Accredited, offering in-demand certificate programs and associate degrees as well as four-year bachelor’s degrees. The college offers high-quality cultural, academic, and vocational education and provides encouragement and support to facilitate successful college careers.


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