Tribal Program

In the spring of 2021, GRID Alternatives completed three solar installat
Joyce White has lived on the Bishop Paiute Tribal Reservation all her life.
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) partnered with the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP) to launch a tribal pilot program with the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Tribe (TMDCI).
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) was joined by tribal partner Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians and Anza Electric Cooperative Inc. recently to celebrate the completion of California’s first low-income community solar project with a ribbon-cutting.
The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Tribe received funding from the Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF) and partnered with GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) to provide solar for three single family homes.
Tessa McLean, an Anishinaabe Tribal member from Pinaymootang First Nation, recounts her experience as a solar trainee with GRID's Tribal Program.
In early September, the Tribal Program selected 16 trainees from 140 applicants to participate in a unique online Solar 101 and OSHA-10 Construction Safety training.
Despite wildfire smoke, snow storms, and a global pandemic, GRID Tribal Program’s work to promote energy sovereignty and job readiness continued.
Lisa Castilone’s journey with GRID Alternatives began 11 years ago.

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