Presentation on theme: "The 1 st National Urban Indian Housing Conference EXPANDING THE CIRCLE Building The Foundation For Self Sufficiency ACTION: Tools for Identifying Economic."— Presentation transcript:
The 1 st National Urban Indian Housing Conference EXPANDING THE CIRCLE Building The Foundation For Self Sufficiency ACTION: Tools for Identifying Economic Development Resources Presentation By: Earl C. Evans Tribal Development Specialist Native eDGE
2 How is Government Supporting YOUR Efforts 1.Provision of tools to support resource identification. 2.Provision of tools to support project development.
How is Government Supporting YOUR Efforts 3 TOOLS TO SUPPORT RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION Congress Agency Program Office
How Government is Supporting YOUR Efforts 4 Entrepreneurs TOOLS TO SUPPORT RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION “I have an idea, but what do I do?” “Where do I start, can anyone help me?”
How Government Supports YOUR Efforts 5 TOOLS TO SUPPORT RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION American Indian Tribes/Alaskan Native Villages/Native Hawaiians “We have economic development concepts, but how do we begin?” “How do we get financing?” “How do we attract business and industry to our community?”
6 Private Sector Business/Industry TOOLS TO SUPPORT RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION “Why should we do business in Indian Country?” “How do we learn to work with Tribal governments?” “What unique issues are involved in such ventures?”
7 “When dealing with government programs, the general perception is that there’s too much “Red Tape” involved.” TOOLS TO SUPPORT RESOURCE IDENTIFICATION “What resources are available?” “How do we navigate through programs and resources and find those suited to our needs?”
8 Native Art obtained at http://www.folkart.com/~latitude/home/amindian.htm Native economic Development, Guidance & Empowerment Your “One-Stop Shop” for Economic Development In Indian Country!
9 The Initiative Links 18 federal agencies to resources that enables individuals, tribes, non-profits, foundations and private businesses to collaborate to promote economic growth in Indian Country. It is a “one-stop shop” for federal and other grants, loans, loan guarantees and technical assistance. It includes a Web site, a publications clearinghouse and a technical assistance center staffed by economic development specialists. Native Art photo obtained from “Living Traditions” Senora Lynch, artist
10 The Web-Site http://nativeedge.hud.gov The web site - http://nativeedge.hud.gov - houses a comprehensive inventory of federal programs available for economic development projects as well as links to multiple federal agencies, electronic forms, publications and guidelines on economic development can be electronically downloaded from the site. There is also and electronic “laboratory” called “eLAB” which allows users to enter project information to obtain research and development assistance from economic development specialists specifically tailored to project needs. Native Art photo obtained from “Living Traditions” Senora Lynch, artist
11 The Clearing House The clearinghouse, established through HUD's customer service and distribution center, provides informational brochures, pamphlets and reference materials on economic development. Users can call a toll-free number or log on to the regularly updated web site to access this information. The Access Center Native eDGE's technical assistance access center is accessible via a toll- free telephone number (1-877-807-9013) and economic development specialists are available for detailed discussions with tribes, tribal entities, individuals and others interested in business opportunities in Indian Country. Native Art photo obtained from “Living Traditions” Senora Lynch, artist
12 Native eDGE Native American Business Development Centers Tribal Business Information Centers Small Business Development Centers One-Stop Capital Shops Interagency Initiatives Special Initiatives Grants TOOLS TO SUPPORT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
13 Conferences- Native eDGE Regional Training Conferences National Congress of American Indians National American Indian Housing Council Legislative Conference (February) HUD/ONAP Comprehensive Planning Conference-November National Indian Education Association-November & March (impact week) BIA Other Options Fannie Mae, Ginne Mae and Freddie Mac TOOLS TO SUPPORT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
14 Earl’s List of Cool Web-Sites: Native eDGE-http://nativeedge.hud.gov Newspapers-http://www.newspaperlinks.com/ Federal Register- http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fedreg/frcont01.html Indian Country Today-http://www.indiancountry.com/ Senate Committee on Indian Affairs-http://www.senate.gov/~scia/ National Congress of American Indians-http://www.ncai.org/ The Foundation Center-http://fdncenter.org/ Commerce Business Daily-http://cbdnet.access.gpo.gov/index.html Free Downloads-http://download.cnet.com/ US House of Reps-http://www.house.gov/ US Senate-http://www.Senate.gov/ Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance-http://www.cfda.gov/ TOOLS TO SUPPORT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
15 451 7 th Street, SW Room 9245 ~ Washington, DC 20410 Phone: (202) 708-1790 ~ Toll Free-1-877-807-9013 ~ Fax: (202) 708-1362 Contact Us!!! James B. Floyd, Director Earl C. Evans Tribal Development Specialist Dennis Daniels Native American Programs Specialist Native Art photo obtained from “Living Traditions” Senora Lynch, artist