State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC)
Native American Gap Financing Revolving Loan Program
|Bill #HB 301||Sponsor: Rep. Rae Peppers|
|Committee: House Appropriations||Status: Tabled||House Appropriations Committee Executive Action: 10-10. Bill currently tabled|
Continue the Montana Indian Language Preservation Program
|Bill # HB 559||Sponsor: Representative George Kipp III|
|Committee: House Federal Relations, Energy and Telecommunications||Status: Hearing on March 6th at 3:00 in Rm 472|
Provide for Recognition of Tribally Organized Business Entities
|Bill #: SB 307||Sponsor: Senator Sharon Stewart-Peregoy|
|Committee: Business, Labor and Economic Affairs (Senate)||Status: Bill passed through Senate-Transmitted to House|
Indian Country Economic Development Program
|Bill #HB 2||Sponsor: Rep. Nancy Ballance|
|Committee: In front of House Appropriations Committee||Status: Unanimous decision by Joint Committee to continue as a One-Time-Only program|
To track Indian economic development bills, go to Indian Economic Development Bills
Who We Are:
The State Tribal Economic Development Commission (STEDC) was established in the Native American Economic Development Act of 1999. This commission is tasked with assisting, promoting, developing, and providing initiative recommendations for accelerating economic development on these Reservations in the areas of business expansion, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, and community development. (Montana Code Annotated 90-1-131 through 90-1-135).
Work in a government-to-government relationship with tribal governments in Montana to expand and improve economic development opportunities for each of the eight tribal nations.
The State of Montana supports businesses and communities enhance their economic development ideas through a diverse set of grants, loans, equity funds and technical assistance. Please review the Funding Opportunities document to learn how Montana and the State Tribal Economic Development Commission can support your business. For further questions, please contact Casey Winn Lozar at 406.841.2821 or via email.