Project Description: Bristol Bay residents and businesses need assistance to increase dollars retained to region and reduce dependence on fossil fuels through home heating and electricity efficiencies. Bristol Bay Native Association (BBNA) wants to create one project manager, and various contractors to perform energy audits and upgrades to increase energy efficiencies in homes and businesses.
People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps: University of Alaska Fairbanks: Bristol Bay Campus, Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center, BBNA, BBNA’s 31 Tribes, Bristol Bay’s Municipalities, local utility companies,
Costs: Salary, Benefits, Travel, Commodities; estimated total $251,000/year
Timeline: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2022
Funding Partners: USDA, HUD, Department of Energy, Alaska Energy Authority, ANTHC, IIJA
- One full-time position is filled for promoting energy-related upgrades.
- Most of the contractors are hired to work in their communities.
- Five to ten entities can increase energy efficiencies per year.
Key Project Contact:
Name: Kristina Andrew
Title: Economic Development Program Manager
Organization: Bristol Bay Native Association