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Tribal Homes in Minnesotta Get $1.4M for Clean Electricity

Three tribes in Minnesota are getting a $1.4 million federal injection to provide clean electricity to tribal homes. The funding was announced last week by U.S. Democratic Senators Tina Smith, a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and Amy Klobuchar.

The grants allocated to the Bois Forte Band, Prairie Island Indian Community, and Red Lake Nation will amount to $295,000, $500,000, and $600,000, respectively. Beyond financial assistance, the Tribal Electrification Program also provides technical support to Tribes, assisting them in securing funding for clean energy projects.

"Achieving energy sovereignty while eliminating or offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions on Prairie Island is the goal of our net zero program," said Prairie Island Tribal Council President Grant Johnson. "This grant will allow us to make electrification improvements to our members' homes and involve them more directly in our efforts to change our energy narrative and achieve our net zero goal."


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