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Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP) Grants

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 15.032
Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior: Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED)
Jun 17, 2022

For questions about the application process:
Jo Ann Metcalfe

For grants management questions:
Dennis Wilson


The Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP) offers grants to establish and operate business incubators that serve tribal reservation communities. Projects should provide individually tailored business incubation and other business services to native businesses/entrepreneurs to overcome the unique obstacles they confront and provide tools to start and grow businesses that offer products and services to reservation communities (including health and human service related businesses).

Awardees should provide quality incubation services to a significant number of native businesses and native entrepreneurs or provide such services at geographically remote locations where quality business guidance and counseling is difficult to obtain.

Funded business incubators should deliver a range of individually tailored business services such as:

  • Mentorships
  • Networking
  • Technical assistance
  • Access to investors

Eligible applicants include tribal organizations and federally recognized tribes listed as Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs at 87 FR 4636 (January 28, 2022).

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Award floor: $100,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 10-15
Estimated total program funding: $2,500,000

Application process

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

The application instructions may be found on the related documents tab and in the Federal Register.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Frontier and remote areas · Healthcare needs and services · Human services

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