On Friday, April 1, 2022, NCN hosted Kathryn Isom-Clause, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Isom-Clause discussed Indian Affairs’ overarching priorities to support tribal economy building and provided updates on key DOI/BIA programmatic initiatives and grant opportunities. She also outlined the Indian Business Incubators Program (IBIP), discussed avenues for collaboration between Indian Affairs and Native CDFIs, and how leveraging public-private partnerships/social impact investing can empower and expand tribal economic and community development.

View the session video in its entirety below.