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What is the Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP)?

Helping tribes evaluate and identify viable tourism business opportunities for their communities

The Tribal Tourism Grant Program (TTGP) supports tribal economic development and fulfills the mission of the NATIVE Act by providing funding for tribes to conduct feasibility studies to help them make informed decisions about potential tourism projects.  

TTPG also provides financial support for tribes to develop business plans for already completed tourism feasibility studies. In addition to feasibility studies, TTPG may fund business plans for tribal tourism businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Feasibility studies that aren’t connected to tourism projects are funded separately through our Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) grant. Learn more about the NABDI grant.

Application Process

Interested in applying? Learn how.

Evaluation Criteria

A comprehensive TTGP proposal will describe how the potential tourism project will create jobs and stimulate economic activity within a Native community. There are five categories that a review panel will use to evaluate and score TTGP proposals. The evaluation criterion is described in the TTGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Need Technical Assistance?

In addition to our grants, many of our in-house technical capabilities and expert services are available for FREE to tribes. 

We’re committed to offering the technical support needed to help tribes meet their long-term goals to support their people.


James R. West TTGP Manager (202) 595-4766jamesr.west@bia.gov

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