Native American Economic Development Assistance

To fund economic development projects that will provide small business opportunities and empower American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs located in disadvantaged and under-served Indian reservations and tribal areas within the U.S.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
59.052
Federal Agency
Agency: Small Business Administration
Types of Assistance
PROJECT GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions
The projects must have the ability to provide increased entrepreneurial development opportunities for Native Americans, serve as effective models to address the issue of access to SBA information and resources, and have the potential to become best practices for implementation by other entities around the country. Program initiatives must assist small businesses in tribal areas on the basis of need, realizing that not all Native American tribes, particularly those in remote areas experiencing severe economic hardship, may be aware of this and other SBA programs. Projects must also include a strong outreach component to ensure that underserved Native American tribes have the opportunity to participate in the program.
Authorization
Small Business Act of 1953, Public Law 108-447.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
Organizations must have experience in effectively training, counseling, developing and measuring small business development in Indian Country.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Native American entrepreneurs who are starting their own business or expanding their existing business.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Proposals are accepted per an annual Request for Proposal advertised in the Federal Register.
Award Procedure
On a project by project basis, proposals of eligible applicants are evaluated by a review panel. The SBA/Office of Procurement and Grants Management issues an award to each approved applicant.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Within 120 days from filing deadline.
Appeals
Additional information available on SBA's website at sba.gov.
Renewals
On a case by case need basis, as determined by the contracting officer and the program office.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The performance period varies based upon the accepted proposals. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Additional information available on SBA's website at sba.gov.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
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Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Additional information available on SBA's website at sba.gov.
Records
The awardee shall maintain and submit detailed, complete and accurate client activity records to reflect clearly the nature and variety of services provided. Financial records must be kept until 3 years after the completion and submission of the final report.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2008: See the FY 2010 Performance and Accountability Report on SBA's website at sba.gov. Fiscal Year 2009: See the FY 2010 Performance and Accountability Report on SBA's website at sba.gov. Fiscal Year 2010: See the FY 2010 Performance and Accountability Report on SBA's website at sba.gov.
Financial Information
Account Identification
73-0100-0-1-376.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 08 $1,505,000; FY 09 est $1,633,000; and FY 10 est $1,740,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact the Small Business Administration for more information. OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, A-21, A-133.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
SBA Executive Secretariat 409 3rd. Street, SW , Washington, District of Columbia 20416 Email: SBAExecSec@sba.gov Phone: 1-800-827-5722
Website Address
http://www.sba.gov/naa/
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Not Applicable.
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