IA-Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development

IA-Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development This is the official page for the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development. "Respecting Tradition . . . While On The Path To Prosperity."

Welcome to the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development's page. Our office helps Indian communities gain economic self-sufficiency through the development of their energy and mineral resources, application of established business practices, and co-sponsorship of innovative training programs.

Mission: The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) was established within the Office of the Secretary, Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior to provide high-level support for the Department’s goal of serving tribal communities by providing access to energy resources and helping tribes stimulate job creation and economic development. IEED focuses on increasing the economic vitality of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Office is committed to achieving long-term goals of promoting Indian economic development, increasing tribal business knowledge, increasing jobs and businesses, increasing capital investment, and providing assistance for developing energy and mineral resources.

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This week's featured success story includes The Buffalo Lanes bowling alley in Sisseton, South Dakota! Sisseton is locat...
01/13/2020
Buffalo Lanes Bowling Alley | Indian Affairs

This week's featured success story includes The Buffalo Lanes bowling alley in Sisseton, South Dakota! Sisseton is located on the Lake Traverse Reservation, home of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Funding for this project was guaranteed through the Indian Affairs Loan Guarantee program. The Buffalo Lanes bowling alley provides a top notch bowling facility, quality activities, and events along with exceptional service and personal attention to their guests.

“There has been a great response from the community since it opened,” said Louis Johnson, Chairman of the Buffalo Lake District. “It provides community members with a fun activity to do, especially during winter months when Sisseton experiences extremely cold temperatures.”

Please click the link below to read more!

https://www.bia.gov/as-ia/ieed/division-capital-investment/success-stories/buffalo-lanes

This week's featured success story includes Glacier Family Foods - Browning, MT! Scenic Glacier National Park adjoins th...
12/23/2019
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This week's featured success story includes Glacier Family Foods - Browning, MT! Scenic Glacier National Park adjoins the Blackfeet Nation where Glacier Family Foods is located in Browning, Montana. An Indian Affairs loan guarantee enabled the Blackfeet Tribe to create Glacier Family Foods in November 2011. The grocery store is operated by the Siyeh Corporation, an economic development and management company owned wholly by the Blackfeet Nation. Please click on the link below to read more! #SiyehCorporation

https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/as-ia/ieed/pdf/Glacier%20Family%20Foods.pdf

This week's featured success story includes HydroHoist Boat Lifts! HydroHoist, helmed by CEO and Cherokee member Mick We...
12/19/2019
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This week's featured success story includes HydroHoist Boat Lifts! HydroHoist, helmed by CEO and Cherokee member Mick Webber, used an Indian Affairs loan guarantee to continue its 54-year history of manufacturing, selling, and servicing boatlifts, power pedestals, and other marine-related products. HydroHoist is the proud originator of the hydro-pneumatic method of lifting boats. Henry Rutter, the founder of HydroHoist, patented the hydro-pneumatic system in 1964. It became the original boat lift manufactured and marketed by HydroHoist. Please click on the link below to read more!

https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/as-ia/ieed/pdf/Hydro%20Hoist%20Claremore.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1MyGuGWI3cBeg4sjUlIOVRqY13FdgMm8eMxdhKgzjeTyR3wcokTaO6pTI

This week's featured success story highlights Glacier Peaks Hotel, another special example of a successful business that...
12/11/2019
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This week's featured success story highlights Glacier Peaks Hotel, another special example of a successful business that was assisted by the Indian Loan Guarantee Program. Built in 2013 on the #BlackfeetIndianReservation, it showcases breathtaking mountain views of Glacier National Park. The hotel attracts tourists from around the world to enjoy the hospitality, culture, and scenery surrounding the Blackfeet Nation. Click the link to learn more about this beautiful attraction.

https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/as-ia/ieed/pdf/Glacier%20Peaks.pdf

12/02/2019
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This week's featured success story includes the Hotel Santa Fe! The Hotel Santa Fe is a historic, longstanding example of a successful business that was assisted by the Indian Loan Guarantee Program. In 1991 the Picuris Pueblo used an Indian Affairs loan guarantee to build the Hotel Santa Fe. It is the only Native American-owned hotel in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Please click on the link below to read more!

https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/as-ia/ieed/pdf/Hotel%20Santa%20Fe.pdf

Welcome to Native American Heritage Month 2019!  On October 31, President Trump issued a proclamation designating Novemb...
11/05/2019

Welcome to Native American Heritage Month 2019! On October 31, President Trump issued a proclamation designating November 2019 as National Native American Heritage Month. This November and every month, we celebrate the culture and heritage of these remarkable Americans who deeply enrich the quality and character of our Nation.

An exciting schedule of speakers and performers who will enlighten, educate, and entertain our employees across Interior is lined up for the month. Slide on over to Indian Affairs Native American Heritage Month 2019 page to see whats planned for the month and be sure to join in our social media campaigns too! http://ow.ly/GoO650x2Z48

11/04/2019

Comment Policy

02/21/2017
Expanding Tribal Energy Development through Partnerships Webinar: Indian Energy: Looking Back and Moving Forward | Department of Energy

Make sure to sign up for our partners at the Department of Energy's webinar on Tribal Energy Development tomorrow, February 22nd.

To sign up, click here:

https://energy.gov/indianenergy/events/expanding-tribal-energy-development-through-partnerships-webinar-indian-energy

Attendees will learn about the history of Indian energy in the United States, including key players and how energy development on tribal lands has changed over time.

02/13/2017
NNI’s “Access to Capital and Credit in Native Communities” Highlighted in D.C. February 14, 2017

A new Native Nations Institute (NNI) report highlights the expansion of capital and credit access in Native communities and the continued need for further access to finance.

NNI Research Director Dr. Miriam Jorgensen will discuss these findings of the report at a public meeting of the Financial Literacy and Education Commission and at the “Native Access to Capital and Credit Roundtable,” both hosted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury this week in Washington, D.C on February 14, 2017 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m..

For more information about how to attend and the link for the live webcast, please click the link below:

http://nni.arizona.edu/news/press-releases/nnis-access-capital-and-credit-native-communities-highlighted-dc-february-14-2017?utm_source=feb+2017+acc+rebuilders&utm_campaign=jan+2017+who+belongs&utm_medium=email

TUCSON, Arizona – A new Native Nations Institute (NNI) report shows both the expansion of capital and credit access in Native communities and the still substantial need for finance. Since 2001, more resources and a larger variety of resources are available to Native community members seeking to stre...

12/12/2016
USAJOBS - Job Announcement

We are currently hiring for two positions for Loan Specialist/Zone Assistants for the Division of Capital Investment (Indian Loan Guarantee Program). One position is located in Lakewood, Colorado, the other is located in Washington, DC. For more information or to apply, click the link below. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/459089000

Indian Affairs provides services to 567 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal court...

This past Thursday the Division of Economic Development sponsored an intellectual property and copyright presentation by...
11/21/2016

This past Thursday the Division of Economic Development sponsored an intellectual property and copyright presentation by the Native American Intellectual Property Enterprise Council (NAIPEC) during the first ever Indigenous Comic Con in Albuquerque, NM.

11/17/2016
USAJOBS - Job Announcement

We are currently hiring for the position of Loan Specialist at the Division of Capital Investment. If you're interested, please apply here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/456555000

Indian Affairs provides services to 567 federally recognized tribes with a service population of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Indian Affairs offers an extensive range of programs such as social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal court...

11/08/2016
Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants | USDA Rural Development

USDA is now accepting applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

More information, including a link to application materials and submission procedures, can be found on the USDA website.

http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency

What does this program do? Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.

November is National Native American Heritage Month.  Read President Obama's proclamation below, in which he reaffirms t...
11/02/2016
Presidential Proclamation -- National Native American Heritage Month, 2016

November is National Native American Heritage Month.

Read President Obama's proclamation below, in which he reaffirms the importance of the government-to-government relationship between tribal nations and the federal government.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/31/presidential-proclamation-national-native-american-heritage-month-2016

NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2016 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Jewell has announced an order to encourage cooperative management between DOI's l...
10/25/2016
Secretary Jewell Issues Secretarial Order to Encourage Tribal Role in Managing Interior Lands with Native American Connections

Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Jewell has announced an order to encourage cooperative management between DOI's land and water managers and federally-recognized tribes. This will establish a framework for tribes to assume larger roles in managing public lands in their communities.

Read the full press release below:

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-jewell-issues-secretarial-order-encourage-tribal-role-managing-interior

The Secretarial Order sets out a framework to ensure that Native communities have the opportunity to assume meaningful and substantive roles in managing public lands that have special geographical, historical and cultural connections to the tribes.

10/24/2016
HEARTH Act Approval of Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Regulations

Congratulations to the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe for their recent HEARTH Act approval! With this approval the tribe will be able enter into business site leases without further BIA approval. IEED offers funding for HEARTH Act approval costs under our Tribal Energy Development Capacity (TEDC) program.

For more information click the link below:

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/20/2016-25373/hearth-act-approval-of-chemehuevi-indian-tribe-regulations

On October 7, 2016, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) approved the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California leasing regulations under the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act of 2012 (HEARTH Act). With this approval, the Chemehuevi Indian...

The White House has announced that they have exceeded their goal to restore 500,000 acres of tribal homelands!  Read the...
10/18/2016
Obama Administration Exceeds Ambitious Goal to Restore 500,000 Acres of Tribal Homelands

The White House has announced that they have exceeded their goal to restore 500,000 acres of tribal homelands!

Read the full announcement below:

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/obama-administration-exceeds-ambitious-goal-restore-500000-acres-tribal-homelands

The 500,000 acre goal was surpassed Friday when President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Nevada Native Nations Lands Act, which conveys more than 71,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands to the U.S. Department of the Interior to place into federal trust status fo...

10/07/2016
DOE Makes Up to $3 Million Available to Fund First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

Funding Opportunity for Tribes!

Our partners at the Department of Energy are accepting applications from tribes to fund first steps toward developing reneable energy and energy efficiency on tribal lands. Applications are due Oct. 20th.

For more information click the link below:

http://energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/doe-makes-3-million-available-fund-first-steps-toward-developing-renewable

DOE Makes Up to $3 Million Available to Fund First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

IEED staff will be attending the White House Tribal Nations conference today, September 26th and tomorrow, September 27....
09/26/2016
President Obama Announces 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference

IEED staff will be attending the White House Tribal Nations conference today, September 26th and tomorrow, September 27.

This will be the President’s eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference, providing tribal leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes with the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/08/09/president-obama-announces-2016-white-house-tribal-nations-conference

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, September 26, President Obama will host the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, DC. This will be the President’s eighth and final Tribal Nations Conference, providing tribal leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes with the opportunity to in...

08/30/2016
Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop: Exploring a New Path to Prosperity in Indian Country

Our partners at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy will be hosting a Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop Sept. 7–8, 2016, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

For more information, click the link below:

http://www.energy.gov/indianenergy/articles/tribal-renewable-energy-workshop-exploring-new-path-prosperity-indian-country

Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop: Exploring a New Path to Prosperity in Indian Country

08/22/2016
Financial Opportunities: Funding Opportunity Exchange

New $3 million tribal funding opportunity from our partners at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy to initiate the first steps toward developing and sustaining renewable energy and energy efficiency on tribal lands.

Under this funding opportunity announcement, the Office of Indian Energy is soliciting applications from Indian tribes, including Alaska Native villages, Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, and Tribal Energy Resource Development Organizations.

Applications are due Oct. 20, 2016. To apply for the FOA (DE-FOA-0001621), visit the EERE Exchange website.
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx

The Office of Indian Energy is hosting an informational webinar on eligibility, application, and cost share requirements; the selection process; and more on Sept. 6, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Register for the webinar.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2026489366836090883

08/15/2016
Indian Affairs | Success Stories

Since 1974 the Indian Loan Guarantee Program has been assisting Native American and Alaska Natives individuals establish and expand businesses and enhance self-sufficiency. There have been several successful outcomes over the years. Here are a few recently documented success stories. There will be more stories documented soon!

http://bit.ly/dcisuccess

Please click the links below to read more about the Division of Capital Investment's Loan Guarantee Program success stories . . .

08/10/2016
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IEED has awarded business development grants totaling $947,000 to 20 federally recognized tribes and one Alaska Native corporation! The awards from IEED’s Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) Feasibility Study Program will enable tribal leaders to better evaluate and identify viable economic opportunities for their communities.

To read the full press release click here:http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc2-040011.pdf

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is now offering the NCAIED American Indian Business Schol...
08/02/2016
National Center Scholarship Programs | NCAIED Official Site

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is now offering the NCAIED American Indian Business Scholarship.

In order to qualify for the scholarship, you must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in a business-related field at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.

The deadline to apply is October 17th, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit http://scholarships.ncaied.org

Native American 40 Under 40: Now Accepting Nominations!The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is...
07/28/2016
40 Under 40 Awards | National Center Awards

Native American 40 Under 40: Now Accepting Nominations!

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is now accepting nominations for its annual Native American 40 Under 40 Award. The prestigious award recognizes 40 emerging American Indians from across Indian Country who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and dedication, and have made significant contributions in business and/or in their community.

The deadline to submit your nomination is October 7th, 2016. For more information and to submit your nomination,
visit: http://awards.ncaied.org/40-under- 40-awards/.

Address

MS-SIB-20 1951 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C., DC
20245

General information

The office is made up of three Divisions: Division of Energy and Mineral Development - Assists Tribes with the exploration, development, and management of their energy and mineral resources with the ultimate goal of creating jobs and sustainable tribal economies. Division of Economic Development - Assists Tribes in creating an environment for economic progress through training, business planning, and expert consultation. Division of Capital Investment - Manages the Indian Loan Guaranty Program to facilitate access to capital and loan financing for Indians.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 00:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(202) 219-0740

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