Native American Business Development Institute

Under its Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) conceived in FY 2006, IEED has developed partnerships with U.S.

graduate schools to assist tribal business assess financial opportunities and prepare economic feasibility studies.

Assistance by way of Public Law 93-638 agreements
between tribes and participating business schools.

During FY 2006- 2010, NABDI assisted tribes to analyze the potential of economic opportunities as diverse as a business park, a meat packing plant, a wind energy project, a security business, a medical supply business, upland bird hunting, new uses for a dormat tribal wellness/recreation center, and a greenhouse heated by way of woody biomass.

Starting in FY 2011, NABDI funding will be dispersed on a competitive basis following notice in the Federal Register.

Applicants will be free to choose private consultants in addition to graduate schools.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - None.

Regional Office Contract Officer.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Penobscot Indian Nation $ 252,043   2007-08-312023-09-30
Indian Township Tribal Government $ 20,109,859   2006-10-132022-09-30
Pleasant Point Indian Reservation $ 35,000   2020-01-012021-12-31
Leech Lake Reservation Business Committee Inc $ 35,000   2020-01-012021-12-31
Kashia Band Of Pomo Indians Of The Stewarts Point Rancheria $ 34,807   2020-01-012021-12-31
Organized Village Of Kake $ 34,300   2020-01-012021-12-31
Hoopa Valley Tribe, The $ 39,750   2020-01-012021-12-31
Gila River Broadcasting Corporation Inc. $ 35,000   2020-01-012021-12-31
Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes $ 29,500   2020-01-012021-12-31
Fond Du Lac Reservation $ 33,400   2020-01-012021-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Federally recognized tribes whose lands are held in trust or restricted fee by the Federal government.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal governments.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federally Recognized Indian Tribal governments and their members.


This is an annual program whose primary objective is to create jobs and foster economic activity within tribal communities. When funding is available, IEED will solicit proposals for feasibility studies and reservation-wide plans. To receive these funds, tribes may use the contracting mechanism established by Public Law 93-638, the Indian-Self Determination Act or may obtain adjustments to their funding from the Office of Self-Governance. See 25 U.S.C. 450 et. seq. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications should be submitted to IEED, Division of Indian Energy Policy Development, Room 20 - South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington DC 20245.

Award Procedures

As funding is limited, applications are juried by IEED staff and selections are approved by the Director, IEED.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, Public Law 93-638, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 450.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

30 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

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

Agreements are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The timing of payments will be negotiated by the Regional Office, Contract Officer and the contractor.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial Report SF-425 is required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


Financial records must be retained for three years from the date of submission of the single audit report. Procurement records must be retained for three years form the date of the final payment. Property records must be retained for three 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Formula Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Determined on an annual basis, subject to appropriations.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Regional Office Contract Officer.

Headquarters Office

Director IEED, Division of Indian Energy Policy Development, Room 20 - South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20245 Phone: (202) 219-0740 Fax: (202) 208-4564

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Submission of application in response to Federal Register Notice.

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