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Tribal Member Opportunities

This page is for tribal members who are interested in participating in current projects with Trees, Water & People. Be sure to check back frequently, as they vary throughout the year. Opportunities include registration for renewable energy trainings at the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center, as well as scholarship and solar heater applications.

Current Opportunities


Native American Green Business Development Training

Application Due July 29, 2013

Trees, Water & People is pleased to offer 10 scholarships to students wishing to attend our Native American Green Business Development Training. This five-day course is based on the Indianpreneurship curriculum developed by ONABEN. It is designed to offer students the basic knowledge they need to tackle the challenges of starting a business, especially on reservations. All students should leave the training with products including outlines for a Business Plan, start-up budget, and operating budget. These items are important in attracting any kind of investment in a new enterprise, and are required to apply for Trees, Water & People's Tribal Renewable Energy Program Start-Up Business Application for Assistance (available only to former RCREC students).

If you are a interested in attending the training, please download our application.


Start-Up Business Application

Application Due October 31, 2013

Recognizing the need to help create opportunities for our renewable energy and energy efficiency students, TWP is offering assistance to one selected applicant in starting his or her own business in a related field. Learn more and apply here >>.


Application for a Solar Air Heater

Ongoing

Download and complete this form, to apply for a free solar air heater, paid for by generous donors of Trees, Water & People and manufactured by Lakota Solar Enterprises.

At this time, only residents of communities near the following reservations in South Dakota, Montana, and New Mexico are eligible to apply: Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Cheyenne River, Yankton, Fort Belknap, Northern Cheyenne, and Gallup.

If you require assistance completing this application, please call Trees, Water & People's Tribal Renewable Energy Program at (800)606-4TWP and we will be happy to help you!


Application for Heater Repair Assistance

Ongoing

This application is available for owners of Lakota Solar Enterprises solar air heaters only. Download and complete this form, to apply for free repair / technical assistance, paid for by donors of Trees, Water & People - Lakota Solar Enterprise's nonprofit partner.

If you require assistance completing this application, please call Trees, Water & People's Tribal Renewable Energy Program at (800)606-4TWP and our staff will complete the application with you over the phone.