Indian Business Incubators Program

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 was held on:

  • May 12, 2021, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. ET
  • May 13, 2021, 1 p.m.–3 p.m. ET


Please submit your comments by June 14, 2021 to:

  • Federal rulemaking portal: http:// Search for the number 1076-AF63 and follow the instructions for submitting comments; OR
  • Email: Include the number 1076–AF63 in the subject line of the message.