Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Dear Tribal Leader Letter announcing a Tribal consultation on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (P.L. 117-58). This consultation will inform Tribal Nations and Tribal Leaders on DOE programs that received $13 billion in IIJA funding. This consultation is also meant to guide DOE’s implementation of 60 new programs totaling $62.5 billion in funding from IIJA. Specific to Tribal communities, the IIJA funds will support critical infrastructure such as clean and safe drinking water, access to reliable high-speed internet, repair and rebuild roads and bridges, infrastructure resilience to climate change, and cybersecurity efforts. The IIJA also provides nearly $60 billion to upgrade the nation’s power infrastructure to support clean energy transmission. DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm will provide welcoming remarks and DOE staff will provide an overview of available IIJA funds.
To register for this consultation please refer to the information below—
- Date/Time: March 29, 2022 from 2:00-5:00pm Eastern Time
- To Register Click Here
To view a Fact Sheet of IIJA funds available to Tribal Nations, please click here. To view DOE’s IIJA programs and funding opportunities, please click here. Comments should be sent to TribalConsultation@energy.gov
by Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. ET.
For more information, please contact Brian Howard, USET SPF Senior Policy Analyst, at email@example.com.