Native American Outreach

To fund economic development projects that will provide small business opportunities and empower American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs located in disadvantaged and under-served Native American communities nationwide.

Agency - Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration maintains and strengthens the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Small Business Administration.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 1778000. Fiscal Year 2017: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The projects must 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 Native communities on the basis of need, realizing that not all Native Americans, 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 under-served Native American communities have the opportunity to participate in the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Organizations must have experience in effectively training, counseling, developing and measuring small business development in Indian Country, Alaska and Hawaii.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Native American entrepreneurs who are starting their own business or expanding their existing business.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication 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.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

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.


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


Small Business Act, Section 7(j) (15 U.S.C. 636(j)) , Public Law 108-447.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Within 120 days from filing deadline.


Additional information available on SBA's website at


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

Post Assistance Requirements


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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. See information at


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Advisory Services and Counseling) FY 16 $1,778,000; FY 17 est $2,000,000; and FY 18 est $1,500,000

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. See Appendix IV of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under Small Business Administration.

Headquarters Office

Carol Walker 409 3rd Street, SW 8th Floor, Washington, DC, District of Columbia 20416 Email: Phone: 202-205-7094

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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