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Indigenous Communities
Supporting Economic Development in Indigenous Communities

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Through the Indigenous Communities program, EDA is allocating $100 million in American Rescue Plan funding specifically for Indigenous communities, which were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

This program is designed to support the needs of Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities. EDA will support these important partners to develop and execute economic development projects that they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future.

A wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and public works and infrastructure projects are eligible for funding under this program.

Indigenous communities are also eligible and encouraged to apply under all of EDA’s other programs.

Who Should Apply

Eligible entities under this EDA program are:

  • Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes, as defined in 13 C.F.R. § 300.3
  • A public or private non-profit organization or association serving Native Hawaiians
  • A public or private non-profit organization or association serving Native Pacific Islanders of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau

State-recognized Tribes, unrecognized Tribes, and non-profits that do not fall within the definitions above are not eligible.

Resources

Application Deadline

    Rolling. EDA strongly encourages all applicants to start early and contact their EDA representative for assistance.

Contacts

  • Email your questions about the American Rescue Plan Indigenous Communities program to Indigenous@eda.gov
  • Please visit www.eda.gov/contact to find contact information for your Economic Development Representative
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