Webinar: Electric Vehicles- The Utility Connection

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:00 AM PST – 12:30 PM PST

This webinar will highlight the ways utilities and governments can work together to make electric vehicles and charging more reliable, accessible, affordable, and environmentally beneficial. The webinar will feature speakers from the Smart Electric Power Alliance, the Minnesota  Public Utilities Commission, and Seattle City Light.  Register at this link.

Agenda:

  • Introduction: Andrea Denny and Jessica Daniels (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
  • A Comprehensive Look at Electric Vehicle Managed Charging: Erika Myers (Smart Electric Power Alliance)
  • Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Transportation Electrification Efforts: Hanna Terwilliger (Minnesota Public Utilities Commission)
  • Seattle’s Transportation Electrification Action Plan: Andrea DeWees and Emeka Anyanwu (Seattle City Light)

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Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Funding

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Deadline: February 7, 2020. Ten awards will be made (one award per region) in amounts of up to $120,000 per award for a two-year project period. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations seeking to address environmental and public health concerns in local underserved communities through collaboration with other stakeholders, such as local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, and academia. For more information and to apply, click here.
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Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Grant

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Deadline: February 6, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Cooperative Forestry staff, requests applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program or CFP). This is a competitive grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests through fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non-forest uses and provide community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat; benefits from forest-based educational programs; benefits from serving as models of effective forest stewardship; and recreational benefits secured with public access. To view the funding opportunity, click here.
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Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant

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Deadline: January 30, 2020.

The Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration grant program seeks to develop community capacity to sustain local natural resources for future generations by providing modest financial assistance to diverse local partnerships focused on improving water quality, watersheds and the species and habitats they support. For more information and to apply, click here.
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SPECIAL EVENTS PROJECT MANAGER

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Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is seeking a Special Events Project Manager. The consultant will be responsible for supporting and managing the coordinated efforts in planning and fundraising of ATNI, the host organization acting as the Local Planning Committee (LPC) lead, and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) for the NCAI Annual Convention scheduled for October 2020 in Portland, Oregon.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for implementation and coordination of the fundraising efforts of ATNI. Responsible for event budget projections. Responsible for supporting all event planning committee meetings. Engagement with members of the planning committee on a regular basis as related to the planning of the event.
Contract Performance Period:
The contract duration term is from acceptance of contract from both parties through December 14, 2020.
SCOPE OF WORK:
  • Development and implementation of the event fundraising plan.
  • Development and implementation of the event communication & outreach plan.
  • Act as the primary point of contact on all coordinated outreach efforts.
  • Act as the primary point of contact on all coordinated solicitation efforts.
  • Provide recommendations for infrastructure and capacity for fundraising implementation activities.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit:
A resumé and/or company profile if applicable with three references.
Provide a portfolio of work.
Provide a demonstrated history of working with Tribal Leaders, Tribes and Native American initiatives.
Proposal should include; 1) addressing the requested scope of work, 2) proposed timeline for completing the scope of work, 3) milestones to measure success of the contract.
SELECTION PROCESS AND TIMING:
We will review all proposals based on the criteria outlined above. The firms or individuals whose proposals are selected for further consideration may be asked to make a personal presentation to us and/or answer questions in advance of our final selection.
Responses to this proposal are requested to be received at this office no later than 11:59PM, November 15, 2019. We ask that you forward an electronic copy (or forward four (4) hard copies) of the proposal to the address shown below directed to the attention of Terri Parr. We plan to make our selection within twenty-one (21) days after closing and would expect work to begin at our earliest convenience thereafter.
All inquiries should be directed to the following individuals:
Terri Parr, 503-249-5770, tparrw@atnitribes.org
James Alan Parker, 503-249-5770, jparker@atnitribes.org

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WaterSMART Drought Contingency Planning Grants

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Deadline: February 5, 2020

The Department of Interior’s WaterSMART Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing financial assistance to water managers to develop and update comprehensive drought plans (Drought Contingency Planning) and implement projects that will build long-term resilience to drought (Drought Resiliency Projects). Applications are due February 5. 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information, click here.

Under the Drought Contingency Planning FOA, applicants can request up to $200K to develop a drought contingency plan, or plan update, in two years. There is a cost-share waiver available under exceptional/limited circumstances (see C.2. in the FOA).  Eligible applicants include states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority in the 17 Western United States and Hawaii.
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EPA NonPoint Source Grant for Tribal Watershed Projects

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Deadline: December 20, 2019

The EPA is soliciting applications from eligible tribes and intertribal consortia to develop and/or implement watershed-based plans and implement watershed projects that will result in significant steps towards solving Nonpoint Source (NPS) impairments on a watershed-wide basis. Applications are due December 20, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST. For more information about EPA’s Tribal Nonpoint Source Management Grants, click here.
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Rising Voices 8: Climate Resilience through Intergenerational and Place-based Knowledges 

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April 29 –May 1, 2020

In partnership with the Lummi Nation and the Northwest Indian College

Location: Coast Salish Traditional Lands

Applications due:  December 18, 2019

To apply: https://events.eply.com/RV8

The 8th annual Rising Voices: Climate Resilience through Indigenous and Earth Sciences workshop will build upon previous Rising Voices workshops to focus on exchanges between communities, generations, place-based knowledges, and different ways of knowing to learn from place-based climate resilience actions.

The workshop will include:

  • Group conversations, site visits, panel and poster presentations, and facilitated discussions.
  • Working groups on health, water, food systems, phenology, energy, and community relocation/site expansion will convene to discuss and establish next steps and strategies for moving forward on collaborative, climate resilience actions.

To include as many participants as possible, we ask that people apply to attend the workshop. We encourage applications from Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, community members, educators, scientists, and practitioners who are interested in bringing together multiple knowledge systems from Indigenous and Earth science perspectives. The application process is to help ensure a diversity of participants across geographies, cultures, ages, genders, and topics of focus. Additional spaces will be available to individuals local to the workshop location, however we highly encourage local participants to fill out the application form as this will help with workshop planning.

The Rising Voices Program facilitates intercultural, relational-based approaches for understanding and adapting to extreme weather and climate events, variability, and change. It supports a growing network of collaborators with diverse cultural, community, geographic, and educational backgrounds.

For more information about Rising Voices and the workshop, please visit https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/ or contact Heather Lazrus (hlazrus@ucar.edu) or Julie Maldonado (jmaldonado@likenknowledge.org)

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Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities

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A recent newsletter from the Center for Environmentally Threatened Communities highlighted three Alaska Native villages – Chevak, Newtok, and Fort Yukon – experiencing the harmful impacts of climate change. Read the newsletter here or sign up for the newsletter here for more news, events, and funding opportunities (with a focus on Alaska).

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