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Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP) Awards

The FY 2022 TTGP cohort is now open!!  The solicitation is available here on grants.gov!!  All complete applications must be accepted no later than 5p.m. ET on Monday October 24, 2022.   

TTGP grants are awarded to conduct Tribal tourism feasibility studies or to develop 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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