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Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP) Awards

Bryan Newland, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, announced the 2021 TTGP awardees.   

TTGP grants are awarded to conduct tribal tourism development feasibility studies and/or tribal tourism business plans.  

The Office of Indian Economic Development, Division of Economic Development, will manage the grant awards. The following Tribes have been awarded 2021 TTGP grants:

2021 Tribal Tourism Grant Awards

  • La Posta Band of Mission Indians $50,400 for a feasibility study with the goal of producing a fundable business plan to construct, operate, and maintain an RV park utilizing an abandoned tribal casino site.
  • Lummi Nation $75,000 for a Tribal Cultural Heritage tourism feasibility study and business plan.
  • Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria $76,200 for a feasibility study to identify and evaluate the list of potential ecotourism / outdoor recreation activities on a  tribally owned parcel of land.
  •  Seminole Tribe of Florida $60,000 for a tourism feasibility study will be conducted of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Big Cypress project to determine methods to identify potential tourists.
  • Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation $53,325 for a Tribal Tourism feasibility study on two properties.
  • Nez Perce Tribe $40,600 for a tribal tourism feasibility to promote the Tribe's tourism and economic development.
  • Pueblo of San Felipe  $148,867 for a feasibility study and business plan to increase tribal tourism capacity located on tribally owned land.
  • Delaware Nation $70,000 for a feasibility study to develop a world class marathon and promote tourism, the local economy, and local tribal attractions.
  • Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe  $142,000 for a feasibility study to prioritize the best use for a tribally owned parcel of land,
  • Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria  $70,866 for a feasibility study and business plan for the Trinidad Rancheria Harbor Business District.
  • Blue Lake Rancheria $51,625 for a feasibility study to assess the tourism potential and growth of the Hou’l Park: a waterpark.
  • Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate $70,000 for a feasibility study to identify and assess several tourism related resources on tribal land.
  • Mesa Grande Business Development Community $90,608 for a feasibility study of a Multi-Purpose Conference Center and Lodging Facility on its Golden Eagle Farm.
  • The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nations $75,000 for a feasibility study to promote tourism and elevate the education of tribal history particularly surrounding the Bear River Massacre.
  • Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians $79,312 for a tribal tourism feasibility study and business plan for the triangle property. 
  • Seneca Nation  $75,000 for a tribal tourism feasibility study and business plan for the development and implementation of an Iroquois Sports Museum/Center on our territory.
  • Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana $145,000 for a feasibility study to develop agritourism, a market for local produce, arts, and crafts.
  • Spirit Lake Tribe $138,750 for a feasibility study to assess potential tourism projects on tribal land. 

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