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Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund Accepting Grant Applications for 2019-2020 Projects, Mar 4 2019
The fund awards grants for projects that focus on building renewable energy infrastructure, particularly new solar energy projects in tribal communities.

CleanTechnica – Spokane Tribe Goes Solar With Private, Fed Funding, Feb 18 2019
The Children of the Sun, as the Spokane Tribe refer to themselves, are going solar this year with installations in 28 locations, thanks in part to support from the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund.

CleanTechnica – Tribal Solar Development Intensifies With Appointment Of New Director, Feb 8 2019
CleanTechnica interviewed Tanksi Clairmont, an enrolled tribal member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (Dakota) and new director for the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund.

Press Release – Tanksi Clairmont to direct new Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund, Jan 31 2019
Tanksi has worked extensively across Indian Country, bringing her expertise in grant administration to the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund.

The Spokesman-Review – Spokane Tribe launches ‘Children of the Sun’ solar initiative, with long-range plans for energy independence, Aug 28 2018
The Children of the Sun Solar Initiative, part of a multiyear effort to expand solar energy access on the 159,000-acre Spokane reservation, will generate 637 kilowatts of solar energy for 14 tribal buildings.

Press Release – Wells Fargo Commits $5 Million to Establish GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund, Aug 28 2018
The new Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund is an extension of GRID’s National Tribal Program and aims to catalyze the growth of solar energy and expand solar job opportunities on tribal lands.