The Intertribal Food Business Center is a groundbreaking initiative aimed at providing technical assistance and capacity-building opportunities for Native food producers. As the only USDA food business center prioritizing Indian Country, the Intertribal Food Business Center represents a pivotal investment in creating Native-serving food systems that cater to Native communities.
Any Native producer can access the offerings of the Intertribal Food Business Center, which aims to be inclusive and supportive of all food system stewards in Indian Country. Our focus will be on supporting small- and mid-sized food and farm businesses, with over 65% of funding allocated for capacity-building awards. Whether you identify as a farmer, rancher, fisher, gatherer, value-added food producer, food product aggregator, distributor, or food business owner, this opportunity is open to you.
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The Regional Food Business Centers and the Intertribal Food Business Center offer Native producers the opportunity for both expanded Technical Assistance Support and Business Builder Awards. As a Native producer, you may receive Technical Assistance Support from both the Intertribal Food Business Center and your Regional Food Business Center. There is no limit to the amount of Technical Assistance Support you can pursue between the Centers. As a Native producer, you may seek Business Builder Awards from both the Intertribal Food Business Center and your Regional Food Business Center. The total Business Builder Awards received by a single entity cannot exceed $100,000 between both Centers.
Regional Centers are located in the following areas: