• Granting Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration
  • Appropriation Amount: $100,000,000
  • Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $5,000,000, Award Floor $100,000, No match
  • Announcement Date: July 22, 2021
  • Closing Date: March 31, 2022

ARPA Indigenous Communities NOFO

Purpose: Assist indigenous communities to recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the pandemic, indigenous communities faced high levels of economic distress and unique economic development challenges, resulting in severe inequalities in opportunity for members of these communities. The pandemic greatly exacerbated those challenges and inequities and will continue to cause deep economic injury to indigenous communities in unprecedented ways.

Eligible Expenditures: These projects can include foundational economic infrastructure projects, such as broadband, energy, road, water, and wastewater infrastructure (including community water facilities); vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities that are necessary for future job creation. Projects can also include non-construction projects to provide technical assistance to support business development, entrepreneurship assistance, economic development planning, rural prosperity, and workforce training in indigenous communities. Further, EDA seeks to fund projects representing diverse geographies, from rural and urban settings to projects on or near tribal lands.

Eligible Applicants:
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)