Indigenous Economic Development Community of Practice

A Community of Practice increasing access to federal economic development resources across indigenous communities

Operated by the Urban Institute in partnership with the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) and Big Water Consulting (BWC) with support from EDA.

About the Indigenous Economic Development Community of Practice

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This initiative will bring together tribal recipients of EDA grant awards and economic development practitioners in indigenous communities to learn from each other and build capacity for funding and implementing economic development projects. The Community of Practice (CoP) will convene regular networking sessions, coordinate training and technical assistance opportunities for participants, and develop and share economic development best practices and resources. 

This project also includes a research component to collect and analyze data on EDA tribal grantees to develop tools and resources to better understand and support economic development in tribal communities.

Audience: The CoP will include current EDA Indigenous Communities grantees, current and prior recipients of EDA grants in tribal communities, and tribal programs and enterprises supporting economic development.

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Contact: [email protected]


Indigenous Communities CoP publications will be collated here as they become available.

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