The Confederate Tribes of Siletz Indians are eligible for a Non-Competitive Funding Opportunity to invest in Electric Grid Resilience. This funding is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) initiated to provide a five-year grid resilience formula grant program aimed to:

  • Improve energy resilience to all hazards in the U.S. and mitigate climate-related risk
  • Invest in modernized grid infrastructure, clean energy, and decarbonization solutions
  • Create good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union

Under the BIL law all federally recognized Indians Tribes are eligible to apply. The application process requires the following steps:

  • Send out a public notice
  • Hold a public hearing
  • Develop a “Program Narrative”
  • Complete other required documentation

Funding can be directed towards a wide range of resilience measures including:

  • Hardening of power lines, facilities and/or other system
  • Vegetation and utility pole management
  • Relocation or undergrounding of power lines
  • Weatherization
  • Monitoring and control technologies
  • Deployment of distributed energy resources to enhance adaptive capacity

Funds cannot be used for:

  • Construction of new electric generating facilities
  • Construction of a large-scale battery storage facility that is not used for enhancing system adaptive capacity during distributive events
  • Cybersecurity measures

The CTSI must sub grant our resilience project to third party provides such as power companies. We intend to collaborate with both Central Lincoln PUD and Consumers Power Inc. to provide solutions for the Siletz community.

This notice is provide to solicit input from the community members and gauge your desires and priorities for these proposed project areas.

Please provide your comments by filling out the survey below and emailing it to

Siletz Area Electric Grid Resilience Survey

You are invited to participate in our survey Electric Grid Resilience. In this survey, approximately 500 Tribal members will be asked to complete a survey that asks questions about Power use and reliability. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. It is very important for us to learn your opinions.

Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only taken together. Your information will remain confidential. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Tracy Bailey at 541-444-8278 or by email at

Thank you very much for your time and support.

Do you own or rent your home?
Do you pay for electricity to your home?
How many times have you lost power in the last year?
Who provides your Electricity?
How long has your power stayed off?
If you lost power for more than one day, how long was it out?
How many times was it out for more than one day?
Have you suffered losses due to the power outages?
What do you think would help you the most?
What do you think would help the Siletz Community the most?

On a scale from 1 - 10, how important is each consideration to the community?

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.