The Tribal Business Planning Grant portion of the Indian Country Economic Development Program funding is intended to assist tribal governments in deploying comprehensive business planning strategies and activities.
The governing bodies of each of Montana’s eight tribal governments are the only eligible applicants for this portion of the Program.
A maximum of $28,000 per governing body will be available in fiscal year 2017. The application period will run from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. The Department retains sole and broad discretion over the use of any funds not applied for by an eligible governing body by September 30, 2016.*
For more specific information regarding the Tribal Business Planning Grant (TBPG), see the Indian Country Economic Development (ICED) Program Guidelines.
*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.