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Economic Analysis

ILTF supports Indian nations’ research on the economic condition of their communities with respect to Indian land ownership and to identify and develop action plans for economic development on reservation lands.

Resources for Indian nations to look objectively at economic opportunities for their reservations are scarce. As funding becomes available through outside grants, ILTF will develop criteria to meet the particular funding requirement. In the past, funding was received to work with tribes for economic analysis, allowing tribes to research and assess opportunities in their reservation communities and to develop long-term, strategic plans for improving the futures of their tribal members. 

In 2008, the University of Montana received a grant to conduct an economic development analysis on the Fort Peck, Fort Belknap and Rocky Boy’s reservations working with community members, tribal governments, tribal colleges and other supporting organizations to bring economic sovereignty to the reservations. To see more information on previous grants, go to the Grantees section of the website.


This grant is currently closed and will reopen only when funds are generated and criteria set according to funding guidelines.