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Resources for Tribes and Tribal Governments


President Joseph R. Biden Jr. signed the Presidential Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation to Nation Relationships. It directs federal agencies to work with Tribal Nations for the implementation of Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (November 6, 2000).

Tribal Consultation

On April 16, 2021 and April 19, 2021 EDA held Tribal Consultations regarding a proposed regulatory change to expand Tribal eligibility to include for-profit Tribal entities that are wholly owned by and established for the benefit of the Tribe. Recordings of these sessions can be found in the “Resources” section below. The period for submitting comments has now closed and all feedback is under consideration. EDA sincerely thanks all those who participated.”

Indigenous Communities Information Session

On Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 2pm-3pm EDT, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), in partnership with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA), hosted a virtual webinar to explain a new rule extending Tribal eligibility to include for-profit Tribal corporations that are wholly owned by, and established for the benefit of, a Tribe, and provided an overview of the $100 million in grant funding available under EDA’s Indigenous Communities program.

Details regarding the rule change can be found within the Dear Tribal Leader Letter (PDF).



A webinar series was developed to help users create their own Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). It provides basic guidance on developing a CEDS and implementing CEDS Content Guidelines. This series is available online in five distinct modules.

EDA Tribal Engagement Coordinator

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