Proposed Rule - This proposed rule would implement the recently enacted Native American Business Incubators Program Act. The Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP), also known as the Native American Business Incubators Program, would be a new program, in which the Office Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) would provide competitive grants to eligible applicants to establish and operate business incubators that serve Tribal reservation communities. These regulations establish who is eligible for the program, how to apply, how IEED will evaluate applications and make awards, and how IEED will administer the program.Tribal Consultation
Tribal consultation on the proposed rule will be held:
- May 12, 2021, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. ET— please register for this session here or at the link provided in the Dear Tribal Leader letter or proposed rule preamble.
- May 13, 2021, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. ET— please register for this session here or at the link provided in the Dear Tribal Leader letter or proposed rule preamble.
Please submit your comments by June 14, 2021 to: