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Office of Indian Economic Development, Indian Affairs

Office of Indian Economic Development, Indian Affairs This is the official page for the Office of Indian Economic Development, Indian Affairs. IED supports the economic development of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities by offering access to capital through grant opportunities and loan guarantees, and by providing technical assistance to tribes.

To maximize the economic benefits for tribes, IED works in partnership with other federal agencies like the Economic Development Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Small Business Administration.

Operating as usual

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

11/04/2019

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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...

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.

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
www.bia.gov

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

07/20/2016

Stop by our booth and say hello to IEED and Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD) staff at the Partners in Action Midwest Conference at the Kewadin Casino in Saulte Ste. Marie, MI!

We'll be there through the end of the week!

Don't forget, July 8 at 9pm EST is the deadline for all three IEED funding opportunities.  Applications should be sent t...
07/01/2016
Indian Affairs | IEED

Don't forget, July 8 at 9pm EST is the deadline for all three IEED funding opportunities. Applications should be sent to [email protected].
http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/IEED/index.htm

Welcome to the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Web site. Here you will learn about the work our office is doing to help Indian communities gain economic self-sufficiency through the development of their energy and mineral resources, application of established business practices, and...

Congratulations to The Oneida Nation of New York and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians for adopting the HEAR...
06/22/2016
Tribes take more control of their lands with HEARTH Act regulations

Congratulations to The Oneida Nation of New York and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians for adopting the HEARTH Act.

Our Tribal Economic Development Capacity (TEDC) program is now accepting proposals for funding for activities that include expenses associated with adopting the HEARTH Act, among other exciting opportunities.

The HEARTH Act increases tribal sovereignty by providing tribes more control over their land leasing procedures.

http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/06/22/tribes-take-more-control-of-their-lands.asp

The Oneida Nation and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians have joined the growing list of tribes with approved HEARTH Act regulations.

Address

1849 C Street, N.W., Room 4152
Washington D.C., DC
20240-0001

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 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12am - 11pm

Telephone

(202) 219-0740

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