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1 Tribal Weatherization in Washington State: Creating Synergy by Partnering Julie Palakovich Weatherization Program Manager DOE National Weatherization Conference December 10, 2007

2 2 Housing Division Creates sustainable, affordable housing for low- income households and persons with special needs; preserves and improves existing affordable housing; and assists vulnerable families and individuals with services to meet their basic housing needs. Housing Trust Fund Office of Manufactured Housing Housing Assistance Housing Improvement & Preservation

3 3 Motivation for creating the Tribal Weatherization Project  Native American population underserved according to census and weatherization data  Standard model for weatherization service delivery not filling the tribal need

4 4 Goals  Develop government-to-government relationships with tribes in support of Washington’s Centennial Accord  Coordinate meetings between tribes and local agency weatherization providers where needed and requested  Develop weatherization technical skills within the tribes that will supplement Washington’s efforts in energy conservation through weatherization

5 5 Commitment  Weatherization Tribal Liaison oFull time staff person dedicated to working with tribes  Budget includes oLiaison Position oTravel, trainings, and meetings oRFP for weatherization service delivery programs

6 6 The Tribal Weatherization Project  Explore new ideas  Identify unique service delivery options  Provide training for tribal staff  Build partnerships with local weatherization providers and tribes  Conservation education for tribal families  Establish Tribal Weatherization Working Group

7 7 Liaison Outreach to Tribal Leaders  Sent a letter of introduction to Tribal Chair with copies to the Tribal Housing Authority and Tribal LIHEAP Coordinator  Arranges meetings with each tribe as requested  Schedule meetings with the local weatherization agencies  Facilitates strategic planning meetings with tribe and local agency as requested

8 8 Collaboration  CTED oOther units in Housing Division and other CTED divisions  Tribal Departments and Programs oHousing, LIHEAP Energy Assistance, Training  Local Agency Programs oWeatherization, Energy Assistance  Federal Departments and Programs oBPA, DOE, HHS, HUD  Other Agencies and Organizations oGovernor’s Office of Indian Affairs, NWIHA, ATNI, CTCLUSI

9 9 Strategic Planning Meeting with Colville Confederated Tribes

10 10 Capacity Building  CTED Tribal Weatherization Contract with Olympic Community Action Programs  Olympic Community Action Programs mentoring Makah Tribal Weatherization Program  Makah Tribal Weatherization Program building capacity to become weatherization contractor

11 11 Makah Tribe and Local Agency Working Together

12 12 Providing Technical Assistance

13 13 Makah tribal weatherization crew member becomes teacher

14 14 Tribal Training Partnerships CTED contracts with the Opportunity Council’s Building Performance Center to provide training to local weatherization service providers.  CTED covers training registration fees  Bonneville Power provides travel expenses  Tribe provides staff time and expenses

15 15 Tribal Mobile Home Training Collaboration between CTED, CTED, King County Housing Authority, Tribes, and Bonneville Power Administration

16 16 Learning from peers

17 17 Sharing weatherization techniques between tribes

18 18 Light at the end of the tunnel

19 19 For more information, contact: Eunice Herren Tribal Liaison for Weatherization CTED Housing Division P.O. Box 2525 Olympia, WA Phone:


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