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Office of Indian Economic Development

Pre-Application Assistance Available!

The Office of Indian Economic Development, Division of Economic Development, proudly announces that Business Incubators grant Pre-Application technical assistance is now available for any interested applicants! To learn more visit our Technical Assistance page.

Who We Serve

IED supports the economic development of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by offering access to capital through grant opportunities and loan guarantees, and by providing technical assistance to tribes. 

To maximize the economic benefits for tribes, IED works in partnership with other federal agencies like the Economic Development Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Small Business Administration. 

Services We Provide

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About the Office of Indian Economic Development

Indian Affairs established IED in 2005 to promote the economic development of tribes and individual tribal members. IED consists of the Division of Capital Investment (DCI), the Division of Economic Development (DED), and the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD). 

DCI works to fulfill the mission of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 by reducing the disparity between the business capital available to AI/AN and non-AI/AN businesses through ILGP.

DED administers competitive grants to support Native entrepreneurs (IBIP), broadband deployment (NTBG), business development feasibility studies (NABDI grant), and the documentation and revitalization of tribal language that are at risk of disappearing (LLGP).

DEMD provides direct technical assistance and administers two grant programs (EMDP and TEDC) for tribes seeking to develop, market and regulate their energy and mineral resources.

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