Native American-owned businesses
The federal government provides opportunities in contracting, business development, and other programs for Native American small business owners.
Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA)
The SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs facilitates full access to business growth and expansion tools for small businesses owned by Native Americans. ONAA engages in tribal consultations, produces promotional materials, and participates in national economic development conferences.
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians can use our local assistance tool to find nearby offices and resources. There, you can get counseling on whether our 8(a) Business Development Program is right for you.
Free technical assistance
ONAA offers free technical assistance for a variety of business types. Consider the following for technical assistance.
Other federal programs
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs provides services to federally recognized tribes. You can take advantage of education, job training, and employment opportunities. These are delivered through contracts, grants, and compacts to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
For more information, visit the following federal programs.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture American Indian & Alaska Native Programs
- U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- National Congress of American Indians
- Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: Federal Agencies Native American Offices, Programs, and Resources
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Administration for Native Americans
Additional Native American resources
NativeOneStop houses government resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives. You may also want to look at Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshops.
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