The public Hearing teleconference for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, P.L. 102-477 consolidated program plan has been scheduled for 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on June 30, 2017.
Separate copies of the final drafts of the Child Care and Development Fund and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program plans which are included in the consolidated plan are also available at your local tribal office and all TCC office sites.
Please note that while the final draft of the plans do not include any substantive changes from prior plans which have been available for review, we are extending the deadline to receive your comments (either written or by phone) to August 4, 2017. All comments and any resulting modifications to program services will be included as addenda to the P.L. 102-477 consolidated program plan which is being submitted for fiscal years 2018-2020.
We encourage the public to review the plans and offer their comments and suggestions during the Public Hearing or by contacting Brenda Krupa, Employment & Training Manager by phone or text at 1.800.478.6822 ext. 3417 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
TCC has been leading the fight for Regulatory Relief over the Diesel-fired Generator Sets that keep our village lights on year round.
In the Interior nearly 100% of the electricity used in our villages is supplied by imported Diesel-Fuel. Many of our villages rely on diesel generators that are between 10 and 30 years old, but these systems do not last forever and many small utilities are looking for ways they can purchase new generator sets to improve efficiency and reduce the maintenance costs of worn out engines.
Under a recent EPA ruling, all new generator sets installed in Rural areas of Alaska that are not connected to the federal highway system must install Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) on their new engines. Not only does a DPF decrease the reliability of these engines, it also decreases the fuel efficiency, increases maintenance requirements and nearly doubles the cost of a new engine. All of this will lead to increased electric rates for our tribal members, schools and elders.
After extensive lobbying, the marine industry was able to avoid the restrictions specifically because DPF systems are expensive and unreliable. Rural Alaska however did not receive this same type of exemption. Under the new administration TCC lobbyists and staff are working with inter-tribal organizations from around the state and our congressional delegation to argue for a change in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 60.4216.Read more
As a part of a series of videos by the Tanana Chiefs Conference’s Communications Division, the Inside Guide provides a look into services provided across our region.
Each Inside Guide provides insightful and useful information that can help our tribal members best utilize our services.
This month’s Inside Guide focuses on creating Community Plans.Community Plans are an important aspect and a very useful tool. Village Planning and Development at TCC helps our communities to put in place a community plan that can be a guide for each of them to grow. Each year two temporary positions are awarded to a tribe that commits to making a plan for their communities. TCC’s Village Planning and Development then helps that tribe with technical assistance and grant writing.