The funding would provide the community with critical energy efficiency and carbon reduction upgrades
WASHINGTON, DC – RealEstateRama – U.S. Representative Angie Craig secured $1.16 million to upgrade the Prairie Island Indian Community’s energy efficiency technology.
Much of the current tribal housing on the reservation was built prior to the availability of modern energy-efficient appliances. This funding will provide critical upgrades such as the installation of electric dryers, stoves and heat pumps, eliminating up to 35,357 pounds of CO2 a year.
Rep. Craig pushed to secure this funding for the community’s Tribal Homes Carbon Reduction and Safety Initiative, an effort to reduce the community’s carbon footprint, support green energy jobs and businesses and strengthen their local economy.
“With this funding, the Prairie Island Indian Community will have an increased capacity to address emerging climate challenges, stimulate economic growth and improve public health. Our tribal communities deserve access to the resources they need to thrive. While I was disappointed to lose Prairie Island in redistricting, I look forward to continuing my partnership with the Prairie Island Indian Community,” said Rep. Craig.
“The Prairie Island Indian Community would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the federal funding that your office helped to secure for our Tribal Homes Carbon Reduction and Safety Initiative. As Dakota people, we strive to be good neighbors and good stewards of the environment and this initiative will support our Net Zero Project work to reduce our carbon footprint, support green energy jobs and business, and combat the negative impacts of climate change. Congresswoman Craig, your continued dedication to serve the needs of Tribal nations and the state of Minnesota is greatly appreciated and the positive impact of this funding will be felt for years to come,” said Prairie Island Indian Community President Johnny Johnson. “Wopida Tanka (many thanks) for your hard work and commitment to Tribal nations, the environment and the state of Minnesota.”