Native American Business Development Institute

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

business 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- 2008, 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.

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 - Regional Office Contract Officer.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Citizen Potawatomi Nation $ 49,996   2017-10-012018-09-30
Reno-sparks Indian Colony $ 56,518   2016-09-012018-09-30
Aroostook Micmac Council $ 28,800   2017-10-012018-09-30
South Fork Band Environmental $ 58,200   2017-10-012018-09-30
Pueblo Of Jemez $ 75,000   2016-09-012018-09-30
Nez Perce Tribe $ 50,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Te-moak Tribe Of Western Shoshone-$ 58,200   2017-10-012018-09-30
Rosebud Sioux Tribe $ 69,000   2017-10-012018-09-30
Forest County Potawatomi Community $ 66,370   2017-10-012018-09-30
Angoon Community Association $ 40,660   2017-10-012018-09-30



Program Accomplishments

IEED has developed partnerships with U.S. business schools to assist tribal business assess financial opportunities and prepare economic feasibility studies. During FY 2006-FY 2008, 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.

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.

Credentials/Documentation

Tribal applicants must submit a tribal resolution requesting funding of a Public Law 93-638 contract and describing the project for which a feasibility study is requested. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

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.

Deadlines

Applications are considered on a competitive basis until available funds are exhausted.

Authorization

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.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Agreements are made on an annual basis and the funds remain available until expended by the contractor. The timing of payments will be negotiated by the Regional Office, Contract Officer and the contractor.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial Status Reports, SF 269.

Audits

All non-Federal entities that expend $500,000 or more of Federal awards in a year ($300,000 for fiscal year ending on or before December 30, 2003) are required to obtain an annual audit in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, and OMB Circular A-133. Non-Federal 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 OMB Circular A-133.

Records

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

14-2100-7-8-452.

Obigations

FY 07 $0; FY 08 est $150,000; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Determined on an annual basis, subjet to appropriations.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

None.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Regional Office Contract Officer.

Headquarters Office

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

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Potential for creating jobs and fostering economic activity on the reservation.



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