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    The Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP), also known as the Native American Business Incubators Program, is a program in which IEED provides competitive grants to eligible applicants to establish and operate business incubators that serve Tribal reservation communities. The proposed 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. The proposed rule is published in the Federal Register and is available at the following link: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-04-13/pdf/2021-07175.pdf&nb…;

    Please attend one or both of the following consultation sessions to discuss this new rule by registering as follows:

    You may also provide written comments on this rule to consultation@bia.gov by June 14, 2021. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this rulemaking, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Elizabeth Appel at Elizabeth.appel@bia.gov or (202) 738-6065. 

    The full Dear Tribal Leader Letter can also be found here. Registration links for the consultation sessions are also in the letter (in case there are any issues with the links above).