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Access to Capital in Indian Country

In January 2023, the Biden-Harris administration announced efforts to expand access to capital, including the following steps:

  • Small Business Lending Company (SBLC) Proposed Rule
  • Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Proposed Rule
  • Lending Criteria, Affiliation, and Employee Ownership for SBA Business Loan Programs Proposed Rule
  • Implementing the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)


To read more about this initiative, view the following:



For options on how to access capital, view the OIED's Federal Agency Loan Program Matrix
Snapshot of the Federal Agency Loan Program Document


Additional Information

Contact Us

Office of Indian Economic Development
1849 C Street, N.W., Room 4152
Washington, DC 20240
Open 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday.

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