U.S. Department of Commerce: Indigenous Communities

The Indigenous Communities program will provide funding for Indigenous communities to support partners to develop and execute economic development projects that are needed to help communities recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future. Competitive applications will propose projects designed to create the conditions for economic growth in indigenous communities and to accelerate economic recovery from the pandemic. These projects can include foundational economic infrastructure projects, such as such as broadband, energy, road, water, and wastewater infrastructure (including community water facilities); vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities that are necessary for future job creation. Projects can also include non-construction projects to provide technical assistance to support business development, entrepreneurship assistance, economic development planning, rural prosperity, and workforce training in indigenous communities. Further, the program seeks to fund projects representing diverse geographies, from rural and urban settings to projects on or near tribal lands.

Amount: $100,000,000 is available to make up to 50 awards that range from $100,000 – $5,000,000.

* Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes
* A public or private non-profit organization or association serving Native Hawaiians
* A public or private non-profit organization or association serving Native Pacific Islanders of Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Resource Information
Funder U.S. Department of Commerce
Eligibility Nonprofit Organization, Tribal Government
Resource URL: https://eda.gov/arpa/indigenous/
Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response