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FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 11.307
Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sep 30, 2021

Contact the appropriate state or regional office listed in the application instructions.


This program will provide funding for Indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. A broad spectrum of projects will be funded, including infrastructure projects such as broadband, energy, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure; vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities.

Economic resilience activities may include:

  • Efforts to help a community transition from an economy overly dependent on one industry that might be susceptible to downturns caused by the outsized effects of climate change on areas already hard-hit by the pandemic, including developing the skilled workforce needed for diversification and increasing access to capital
  • Promotion of business continuity and preparedness (for example, ensuring communities and businesses understand their vulnerabilities—including supply chains—in the face of disruptions and are prepared to take actions to resume operations after an event)
  • Development and construction of high-performance and resilient infrastructure and buildings to mitigate future risk and vulnerability
  • Development and construction of core infrastructure and clean energy and broadband infrastructure to build a foundation for future economic success
  • Comprehensive planning efforts that involve extensive engagement from the community to define and implement a collective vision for economic recovery

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribes and consortia of tribes
  • Public and private nonprofit organizations and associations serving Native Hawaiians
  • Public and private nonprofit organizations and associations serving Native Pacific Islanders of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000,000
Award floor: $100,000
Estimated number of awards: 50
Estimated total program funding: $100,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Broadband · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Educational attainment · Emergency preparedness and response · Healthcare facilities · Infrastructure · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Public health

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