Tribal Community Support
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).
2023 Tribal Consultation
EDA held a Tribal Consultation on Thursday March 9, 2023, seeking input regarding the design and implementation of new programs authorized as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022: the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program (Tech Hubs) and the Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program (Recompete Pilot Program) as well as input on Disaster Supplemental Funding.
EDA also sought specific consultation on an issue in the Recompete Pilot Program where the statutorily required dataset for Tribes does not exist and how to equitably account for Tribal populations in light of that constraint.
The Dear Tribal Leader Letter for this event can be found in the “Resources” section below, along with presentation slides and a recording from the event. The period for submitting comments has now closed and all feedback is under consideration. EDA sincerely thanks all those who participated.
2021 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.
2021 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).
- Dear Tribal Letter (March 9, 2023) (PDF)
- EDA Tribal Consultation Recording: March 9, 2023, 3:00- 4:30pm
- Dear Tribal Leader Letter (PDF)
- EDA Tribal Consultation Flyer (PDF)
- EDA Tribal Consultation Recording: April 16, 2021 at 3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Daylight Time
- EDA Tribal Consultation Recording: April 19, 2021 at 2:00pm-3:30pm Eastern Daylight Time
- EDA Tribal Consultation Recording Slides (PPTX)
- Indigenous Communities Information Session Recording
- EDA Updates Regulations to Make Grants More Accessible to Native American Communities
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
- Carolee Wenderoth
- Email: CWenderoth1@eda.gov