Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - 2005 Project
|Tribe/Awardee:||Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians|
|Location:||Harbor Springs, MI|
|Project Title:||Strategic Energy Planning|
|Type of Application:||First Steps (Planning)|
|DOE Grant Number:||DE-FG36-05GO15165|
|Project Status:||Completed More|
The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is located in the northern part of lower Michigan on approximately 590 acres of land. The tribe originally had no consistent vision or strategic plan concerning its energy use. This project had three objectives. The first objective was to produce a comprehensive energy plan for the tribe. The second objective was to create an energy organization and tribal energy code. The third objective was to increase the capacity of the tribe for better understanding (through active tribal participation), capability, knowledge and awareness of energy issues through bimonthly articles in the tribal newsletter and two energy workshops. The vision, strategic plan, and code will provide the focus, direction and guidelines as the tribe seeks to develop renewable energy and energy efficiency.