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Yurok Tribe - 2005 Project

Project Overview
Tribe/Awardee: Yurok Tribe
Location: Klamath, CA
Project Title: Human Capacity Building in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy System Maintenance for the Yurok Tribe
Type of Application: First Steps (Planning)
DOE Grant Number: DE-FG36-05GO15166
Project Amounts:
DOE: $99,889
Awardee: $0
Total: $99,889
Project Status: Complete  More
Project Period
of Performance:
Start: October 2005
End: October 2006

Project Description

The Yurok Tribe has a great need for improved energy services on the reservation. The members pay $328 per month per household on average for energy, with just a $9,000 median household income. The project will assess the need for energy efficiency services on the reservation, identify available resources, and develop an implementation plan for meeting these needs. With an unemployment rate of 42%, the job training component of this program will benefit the tribe. Past attempts have been made to provide energy efficiency and renewable energy maintenance services on the reservation, but many of these services have not endured because they were not tribe-driven. This project will build tribal expertise, increase awareness, and form collaborative relationships with local energy services.

Project Status

This project is complete. For details, see the final report (PDF 6.0 MB). Download Adobe Reader.

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 August 2005. For more information, see the project status reports from October 2005 (PDF 1.9 MB), October 2006 (PDF 10.2 MB) and November 2007 (PDF 1.5 MB). The 2006 and 2007 presentations also provide a status update on the Yurok tribe's 2003 project. Download Adobe Reader.

Project Contact

Amanda Mager
Planning and Community Development
Yurok Tribe
190 Klamath Boulevard
Klamath, CA 95548
Phone: 707-482-1366, ext. 359