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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 these categories:


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

*Grant funding for FY17 Indian Country Programs (ICP) has been allocated. If the Montana Legislature allocates funding to the program, applications for FY18 ICP, including Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant, Tribal Business Planning Grant (TBPG), and Native American Business Advisor (NABA), will be accepted starting July 1, 2017.

  • IEF Small Business Grant:  August 1, 2016 to October 31, 2016
  • Tribal Business Planning Grant:  July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016
  • Native American Business Advisors (NABA) Grant:  September 15, 2015 to December 2015

     Fiscal Year 2017 Indian Country Program Grants Awarded


Eligible Applicants for each of the funding categories:

  • IEF Small Business Grant
    Enrolled members of federally recognized tribes based in Montana and enrolled members of the Little Shell Tribe residing 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
    • Little Shell Tribe


Indian Equity Small Business Grant
Native American Business Advisors
Tribal Planning Grant
Native American Collateral Support
State Tribal Economic Development Commission
Montana Indian Language Program

Tribal Tourism
Office of Indian Affairs
Native American Made in Montana
Using the Montana Brand

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