Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for funding from the Dept. of Energy Tribal Energy Program to kick -start that renewable energy project on your reservation. Here is a link to the funding announcement called “Energy Infrastructure Development on Indian Lands - 2020." If we can assist with your application or reaching your energy goals, please let us know. Proposals are due by Feb. 6, 2020.
Federal Communications Commission Maps Released
Finally, the Federal Communications Commission has released maps that show the rural Tribal lands where 2.5 GHz broadband spectrum is available for use by Tribes for free! According to the FCC website, “The 2.5 GHz band is suitable for both mobile coverage and fixed point-to-point uses, and is currently used to provide broadband service by legacy educational licensees and commercial providers that lease the spectrum. Depending on your needs, it can play an important role in the deployment of broadband and other advanced communications services on your Tribal lands.” The broadband spectrum is free but a Tribe must have a plan and build out their projects within five years or forfeit the bandwidth.
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