Project: Support the Bristol Bay communities and Tribal entities with weatherization and energy efficiency through local hire.

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,

Cost Estimates:

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

Evaluation Measures:

  • 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

Questions about the CEDS?

Contact Kristina Andrew

Economic Development Program Manager

(907)-842-5257 ext. 6223

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