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.
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.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal governments.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal governments and their members.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Applications should be submitted to IEED, Division of Indian Energy Policy Development, Room 20 - South Interior Building, 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington DC 20245.
As funding is limited, applications are juried by IEED staff and selections are approved by the Director, IEED.
Applications are considered on a competitive basis until available funds are exhausted.
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements
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
Financial Status Reports, SF 269.
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.
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.
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
Regional or Local Office
Regional Office Contract Officer.
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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