Minnesota Chippewa Tribe: White Earth Band - 2003 Project

Project Overview
Tribe/Awardee: Minnesota Chippewa Tribe/White Earth Band
Location: White Earth, MN
Project Title: Tribal Utility Capacity Building Project
Type of Application: First Steps (Planning)
DOE Grant Number: DE-FG36GO13118
Project Amounts:
DOE: $131,590
Awardee: $29,400
Total: $160,990
Project Status: Complete  More
Project Period
of Performance:
Start: September 2003
End: December 2004

Project Description

Several northern Minnesota tribes interested in building a common foundation for strategic tribal energy capacity have banded together for strategic energy resource planning. This collaborative will focus on four areas:

  1. Education — raising community awareness about energy issues;

  2. Assessment — identification and assessment of the basic on reservation energy flow and consumption patterns, and the potential for energy policy development;

  3. Strategic planning — development of tribal energy visions and outlining long-term strategic energy planning; and

  4. Organizational development — development of model organizational documents, such as codes and policies, to promote the formation of tribal utility institutions.

Project Status

The project is complete. See the final report (PDF 85.0 MB). For additional information, see the November 2003 (PDF 115 KB), October 2004 (PDF 606 KB), October 2005 (PDF 756 KB), October 2006 (PDF 36.0 MB), and November 2007 (PDF 20.3 MB) presentations. Download Adobe Reader.

Project Contact

Michael Triplett
Phone: 218-983-3285, ext. 1290