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Federal Agencies Native American Offices, Programs, and Resources

Housing Support Programs Across the Federal Government: this guide introduces almost every Federal resource available to support housing opportunities in Indian Country. Tribes, tribal citizens and organizations have utilized all of these resources to expand housing access and improve current housing stock. This guide was developed by the White House Council for Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) Economic Development and Infrastructure subgroup.

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Office of Tribal Relations - This office serves as the USDA’s primary contact point for Tribal issues. The office is responsible for government-to-government relations, Tribal consultation, Alaska Native Claims Settlements Act, and other related issues.
  • Rural Development - This office supports economic development in American Indian and Alaska Native communities through a variety of financial programs and technical assistance.

Department of Commerce (USDC)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

  • Center for Indian Country Development - This center was founded to help self-governing communities of American Indians attain their economic development goals. Its vision is to become a thought leader and principal point of contact for Indian Country matters, a nationally recognized clearinghouse for resources and initiatives concerning tribal economic development, and a respected contributor to the research critical to emerging economic issues that are of vital interest to Indian Country constituents and the Bank's mission.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Office for Native American Affairs - The SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs seeks to ensure that American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.

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