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Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians - 2005 Project

Project Overview
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 Amounts:
DOE: $43,405
Awardee: $63,650
Total: $107,055
Project Status: Complete  More
Project Period
of Performance:
Start: August 2005
End: July 2006

Project Description

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.

Project Status

This project is complete. For details, see the final report (PDF 107 KB). For more information, see the October 2005 project status report (PDF 1.0 MB). Download Adobe Reader.

Project Contact

Albert Colby
(231) 242-1421