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Smith River Rancheria - 2006 Project

Project Overview
Tribe/Awardee: Smith River Rancheria
Location: Smith River, CA
Project Title: Energy Self-Sufficiency Plan
Type of Application: First Steps (Planning)
DOE Grant Number: DE-FG36-06GO1616017
Project Amounts:
DOE: $91,926
Awardee: $0
Total: $91,926
Project Status: Complete  More
Project Period
of Performance:
Start: September 2006
End: To be determined

Project Description

Smith River Rancheria has a strong commitment to becoming energy self-sufficient, reduce their energy costs, and stimulate economic development in the community. Smith River Rancheria, recognizing the energy needs of the tribe and tribal members, visualizes that within five years there will be energy self-sufficiency for the tribe and tribal members with the full intention of utilizing its own natural resources to realize its goal of self-sufficiency. A recent step toward achieving some of these objectives is the completion of an Energy Self-Sufficiency Plan which recommends the formation of an energy organization. Development of an energy organization is a crucial part of Smith River Rancheria's multifaceted plan for both economic development and reduction of their energy costs. The activities associated with this grant will include the basic steps necessary to determine whether forming a tribal energy organization will, in fact, benefit the tribe.

Project Status

This project is complete. For details, see the final report.

The project was competitively selected under the Tribal Energy Program's FY2005 solicitation "First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands" and started May 2006. For more information, see the project status reports from November 2007 and November 2008.

Project Contact

Dorothy Perry
Phone: 707-487-9255