Who We Serve

Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) 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, OIED works in partnership with other federal agencies like the Economic Development Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Small Business Administration.

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About the Office of Indian Economic Development

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

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), tribal tourism development feasibility studies (TTGP), and the documentation and revitalization of tribal language that are at risk of disappearing (LLGP).