The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED), Division of Economic Development (DED), solicits proposals from federally recognized Tribes to receive grants to support Tribal tourism feasibility studies and/or Tribal tourism business plan development.
Program supports Tribes to increase capacity of Tribes to plan, develop and manage tourism and related infrastructure in support of economic development and the NATIVE Act (Public Law No:
The Program will provide funding for Tribes to conduct tourism feasibility studies that will empower them to make informed decisions on potential tourism project(s).
The Program will also provide funding for Tribes to develop business plans on completed tourism feasibility studies.
In addition to the feasibility study, tourism grants may fund business plans for Tribal Tourism businesses recovering from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.