Applications for Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team Program Due Feb. 6
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is currently accepting applications for the third round of the Alaska Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program.
A competitive technical assistance program that assists Alaska Native corporations and federally recognized Alaska Native governments with accelerating clean energy projects, Alaska START is aimed at achieving the following goals:
Reducing the cost and use of energy for rural Alaska consumers and communities
Increasing local capacity, energy efficiency, and conservation through training and public education
Increasing renewable energy deployment and financing opportunities for communities and utilities.
Through Alaska START, DOE and the Denali Commission, along with DOE’s national laboratories and other local and national experts, will assist rural Alaska Native communities in developing strategic energy plans to help mitigate climate change, conducting energy awareness and training programs, and pursuing new renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities.