Department of Commerce

Indian Country Economic Development (ICED) Program- Native American Collateral Support (NACS)

The Native American Collateral Support (NACS) Program addresses access to capital issues by providing collateral support security for Lenders making loans with Native American-owned businesses that only lack in sufficient collateral/equity for a business loan according to their loan risk profiles. (All other aspects of the credit analysis are satisfactory: cash flow, climate, character, and creditworthiness). The Maximum Loan term is five years.

Maximum Award Amount

$500,000 is available each year for the entire program.

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

An eligible borrower is a Native American-owned business with a structure that is a recognized entity under Montana or tribal law that is registered with the Montana Secretary of State’s Office or under respective tribal ordinances.

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