Trainings & Events

2023 Webinars

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Homari Aoki with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office (GDO) will share information on the non-competitive Grid Resilience Formula Grant Program, ahead of the March 31st deadline for Tribes to "reserve" the first 2 years of funding. Under this program, funding is available for all Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations. The webinar will provide an overview of the funding opportunity along with tips to complete the application.

Presentations Slides & FAQs:
Non-Competitive Tribal Funding for Energy Resilience Investments [pdf]

Webinar Video:

Homari Aoki, Management and Program Analyst with the Grid Deployment Office

Additional Resources:
Since time immemorial, Indigenous communities have stewarded and thrived along floodplains. In spite of the government policies and practices that disconnected tribal communities from floodplains and their ancestral lands , tribal flood risk managers still lead the conversation around whole community flood resilience. Join the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals and the San Francisco District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an indigenous-led discussion on community resilience and flood risk management. Panelists will share experiences and perspectives on recent flooding, hazard mitigation, and sea-level rise adaptation.

Presentation Recording:

Guest Speakers:
Akiak Native Village - Sheila Carl, Relocation, Managed Retreat, and Protect-in-Place (RMP) Coordinator
Joel Neimeyer, Tribal Consultant and Sr. Engineer
Santee Sioux Nation - Kameron Runnels, Vice Chairman
Join us for this webinar which will emphasize how Tribes, specifically, can utilize Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) funds to create plans that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions including applying for future implementation grants. During the webinar, we will hear from Tribal guest speakers about projects they are considering applying the funds towards, as well as other resources and opportunities available to assist Tribes as they consider applying for funds.

This webinar will explore the cultural and ecological importance of connected wildlife habitats and their role in supporting climate adaptation for Indigenous communities. The presenters will discuss examples of successful wildlife corridor projects, opportunities for collaboration and funding, and resources for further learning and action.

Wildlife Corridor Webinar [pdf]

Webinar Video:

Guest Speakers:
Aran Johnson, Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Kari Kingery, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Shailyn Wiechman, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS)
Heather Bartlett, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS)

For more information please contact:
Nikki Cooley, Co-Manager
Karen Cozzetto, Co-Manager