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Native American Business Development Institute Grant

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 15.133
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Sep 15, 2020

James R. West


The Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Grant will provide funding for tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies of economic development opportunities located in designated Opportunity Zones.

Feasibility studies may be conducted by:

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

Applications should address a single project. Tribes that have more than one proposed project should submit multiple applications.


Eligible applicants are Tribes, as defined at 25 U.S.C. 5304(e), including:

  • Tribes
  • Bands
  • Nations
  • Tribal organizations
  • Alaska Native villages
  • Regional and village corporations

Funding must be used for proposed economic development projects, businesses, and technologies that will be located within designated Opportunity Zones.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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

Application process

Application instructions are provided in the Federal Register and on

Email completed applications to

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Community and economic development · Healthcare business and finance · Needs assessment methods and resources · Planning and strategy methods and resources

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