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Native American Business Development Institute Grant

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 15.133
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jun 27, 2022

For programmatic and grants management questions:
Dennis Wilson

For application process questions:
Jo Ann Metcalfe


The Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Grant will provide funding for federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations to explore economic development opportunities through feasibility studies and business plans. The program goal is recovery from and adaptation to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feasibility studies and business plan development may be conducted by:

  • Universities and colleges
  • Private consulting firms
  • Non-academic, nonprofit entities

Eligible applicants include federally recognized tribes listed as entities recognized by and eligible to receive services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal Organizations eligible for NABDI grants.

Only one application will be accepted from an eligible tribe, and only one application will be accepted from an eligible tribal organization of that tribe. Applications should address one project and any submissions that contain multiple project proposals will not be considered.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $75,000
Award floor: $25,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 20-35

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Healthcare business and finance · Needs assessment methods and resources · Planning and strategy methods and resources

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