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DOE’s Tribal Consultation on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

March 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

DOE’s Tribal Consultation on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

you or your designated representative are invited to participate in a Tribal Consultation session focused on the Department of Energy’s implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). DOE’s consultation will include Secretary Granholm and senior leaders from across the Department and take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern.

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Speakers and Agenda include:

  • Welcome:
    • Secretary Jennifer Granholm;
    • Mitch Landrieu (White House infrastructure lead);
    • Ali Nouri, Assistant Secretary for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs;
    • Wahleah Johns, director of Indian Energy Policy and Program
  • Overview of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Q&A with Tribal Leaders:
    • Jeremiah Baumann, deputy chief of staff for the Department of Energy
  • Short presentations by DOE staff, Q&A and listening with Tribal Leaders:
    • Grid and Transmission – Pat Hoffman, Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director of DOE’s New Grid Deployment Office
    • State, Community, Tribal programs – AnnaMaria Garcia, Director of the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program Office
    • Hydrogen Hubs – Sunita Satyapal, Director of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office
    • Joint Office on Energy and Transportation (EV Charging Network) – Rachael Nealer, Interim Deputy Director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

Information gathered in this consultation session will guide the Department’s development of over 60 new programs.  Implementing $62.5 billion in funding from the BIL — the largest investment in generations in our Nation’s infrastructure — will require deep, ongoing partnership alongside Tribal and Alaska Native Corporation leaders, Members of Congress, Governors, Mayors, local officials, and community members.

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March 29, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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