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Green Building Tools for Tribes

Funding Opportunity

Department of the Interior: FY 2019 Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Funding for eligible tribes for activities supporting the purchase of fractional interests in trust or restricted lands.
Apply by September 30, 2019

Green Building Tools for Tribes

​Green building, also known as sustainable design, can assist tribal communities to reduce the impact of construction on the environment while protecting the health, livelihood and culture of tribal residents. Native Americans were the first green architects and builders of the Americas, and traditional Native American building designs and practices are sustainable. State and local building codes do not apply on tribal lands, but tribes have the authority to adopt their own.