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Indian Country Economic Development (ICED) Grant Program

The ICED Grant Program awards funds to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of business opportunities on reservations, in tribal communities, and for Native American businesses. The grant program offers funding in three categories:

Applications are accepted online according to the following schedules for each grant category:

  • IEF Small Business Grant (October 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016)  Local priority funding will be from October 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016.  If funds are not fully subscribed at the local level by February 29, 2016, the funds then become available to fund applications for businesses of eligible applicants from other reservations.
  • NABA Grant (October 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015)
  • Tribal Business Planning Grant (October 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016)

Eligible Applicants for each of the funding categories are:

  • IEF Small Business Grant: enrolled members of federally recognized tribes based in Montana and enrolled members of the Little Shell Tribe residing in Montana.
  • NABA Grant: local Native American development organizations that offer technical assistance service to pre-venture and established Native American businesses in Montana.
  • Tribal Business Planning Grant: the governing bodies of each of the eight tribal governments in Montana (Blackfeet Tribe, Chippewa Cree Tribe, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Crow Tribe, Fort Belknap Indian Community, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, Northern Cheyenne, and Little Shell Tribe).

Click on the 'Click here to Submit' button below to navigate to the online application manager and to begin the application process:


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