Indian Economic Development

 

To assist Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments by providing the resources necessary to develop a self-sustaining economic base. The program provides opportunities for business development, the coordination and integration of programs through out the Federal government, and the partnering of Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments with local government and the public and private business sector.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
15.032
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR A SPECIFIED USE
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2009: Several Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments administer programs that monitor the status of existing loans made to its members and collect on loans made by re- lending programs and credit associations. The programs that may be administered include: guaranteed loans from the Loan Guaranty and Insurance Fund, Direct Loans, and grants from the Indian Business Development Program and Community and Economic Development Program. Some of the programs listed may not be open for new applications. The programs also provide assistance to American Indian owned businesses and individual American Indians in obtaining financing from private sources. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available
Authorization
Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, Section 10, Public Law 73-383, 48 Stat. 986, 25 U.S.C. 470; Public Law 93-262, 88 Stat. 77 through 83, 25 U.S.C. 1451; Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and their members.
Credentials/Documentation
Initial application for financial assistance must be accompanied by a resolution of the governing body of the Indian tribe. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Initial applications to administer the program must contain the information specified in 25 CFR, Part 900, Subpart C, "Contract Proposal Contents." Completed applications should be submitted to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. In some instances, the application will be forwarded to the Regional Director for approval.
Award Procedure
In most cases, the application to administer the program can be approved at the agency level. In some instances, the application will be forwarded to the Regional Director for approval.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Applications will be processed within 90 days.
Appeals
A Federally Recognized Tribal Government or Native American Organization whose request to administer the program is denied may request an informal conference with the deciding official, or may appeal the denial of the application to the Interior Board of Indian Appeals, or may bring suit in U.S. District Court. Full appeal procedures are found in 25 CFR, Part 900.
Renewals
Renewals may be granted indefinitely upon satisfactory performance by the contractor/grantee. A notice of intent to renew should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the current award. Some awards under this program may be one-time grants for a specific purpose and may not be subject to renewal.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals to administer an economic development program are evaluated on the capability of the prospective applicant to successfully conduct the program and on budget and its effective use. All applicants meeting the criteria in 25 CFR Part 900 will be funded.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are used to administer tribal revolving loan programs and guaranty loan programs in order to develop resources to improve access to capital in tribal economies. Final approval of loan guarantees is restricted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Funds can also be used by Federally Recognized Indian tribal Governments to develop essential tribal ordinances and commercial business codes which provide the necessary separation and exercise of sovereign immunity between business activities and tribal regulatory activities to promote a pro-business environment.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
The timing and nature of program accomplishment data will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments and Native American Organizations administering the program must submit the SF-425, Federal Financial Report. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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.
Records
Financial records must be retained for 3 years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for 3 years from the date of final payment. Property records must be retained for 3 years from the date of disposition, replacement, or transfer. Records pertaining to any litigation, audit exceptions or claims must be retained until the dispute has been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor/grantee. Payments may be made in advance or by way of reimbursement. The timing of payments will be negotiated with the contractor/grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact the headquarters or regional office.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Mike Lugar, Policy and Economic Development, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, N.W., MS-4071 MIB, Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Phone: (202) 219-0005.
Website Address
http://www.doi.gov/bia/ecodev/index.htm; http://www.doi.gov.bureau-indian-affairs.html.
Financial Information
Account Identification
14-2100-0-1-452.
Obligations
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 09 $2,479,466; FY 10 est $2,479,466; and FY 11 est $2,479,466
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$5,000 to $300,000; $215,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
25 Part 900; OMB Circular A-87, "Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments."
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2009: A Commercial Center Expansion in New Mexico creating/retaining 25 jobs. A combined dental office and social services center in the Washington which created 20 new jobs. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

 


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