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Economic Development Resources

Published: August 15, 2012
Audience:
Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Topics:
Best Practices, Economic Development, Applicant Resources, Grantee Resources
Types:
Informational Sheet, Website
Tags:
CDFI, Credit, Loan

Pine Ridge community members prepare a float for a parade.The websites featured in this document provide resources relevant to economic development issues.

*Photo features the Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce’s “Marketing Alliance Project,” funded through an ANA SEDS grant award from 2007-2009.

Indian Business Guides

ANA, in partnership with ACKCO, developed three Indian Business Guides on CDs for social entrepreneurs, tribal enterprises, and Indian business owners; each provides a step-by-step process for individuals and tribes interested in business development. 

The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development

HPAIED aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian Nations through applied research and service.

Federal Trade Commission Personal Credit and Loan Educational Information

This site has consumer information relevant to credit and loans, including understanding mortgage loans, reviewing the accuracy of a credit report, dealing with debt collectors, and looking for ways to protect personal financial information.

Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s Native American Initiatives

Housed within the Department of Treasury, the CDFI Fund’s Native American Initiatives are designed to increase the access to credit, capital and financial services in native communities through the creation and expansion of CDFIs primarily serving native communities.

The Economic Development Administration

EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

ACF IDA Resource Center

The AFI Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on the Assets for Independence program and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs).

Federal Loan Programs for Economic and Community Development throughout Indian Country and Alaska

This resource lists loans, loan guarantees, and other financial resources for economic and community development in Indian Country offered by six different federal departments.