Today the Deputy Secretary Mark Menezes and Senior Advisor Allan Webster from the Department of Energy visited the Blackfeet nation. The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a cost share reduction on the solar energy grant awarded to the Blackfeet Community College earlier this year. The cost share reduction requirement of 50% has been reduced to 10% to support solar technology upgrades on four campus buildings Red Fox, Little Star, Medicine Shield, and the Muskrat Lodge. The reduction was an effort by the DOE to support communities in response to the COVID-19 public emergency. BCC was recognized for their efforts in supporting students, by offering laptops, reduced tuition, and debt forgiveness.
Deputy Secretary Mark Menezes