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Indian Incentive Program

The Indian Incentive Program (IIP) is a congressionally sponsored program that provides a 5 percent rebate to a prime contractor on the total amount subcontracted to an Indian-Owned Economic Enterprise or Indian Organization in accordance with DFARS Clause 252.226-7001. Through the generation of subcontracts, the IIP serves as an economic multiplier for Native American communities. DoD prime contractors with a contract worth $500,000 or more that contains the DFARS clause are eligible for incentive payments.

Eligibility

For Native American businesses, there are two primary requirements that must be met in order to participate in the IIP:

1. 51% Native American/Alaskan/Hawaiian Ownership

  • Indian ownership of the subcontractor or supplier cannot constitute less than 51 percent of the enterprise.
  • DFARS 252.226-7001

2. Federally Recognized Tribal Enrollment

  • Native American: The subcontractor or supplier must be owned by a federally recognized [PDF] tribe or a member of a federally recognized tribe.
  • Native Alaskan: The subcontractor or supplier must be owned by a "native", "native village" or "native group" (including corporations organized by Kenai, Juneau, Sitka, and Kodiak) as defined by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
  • Native Hawaiian: The owner of the Native Hawaiian-Owned subcontractor or supplier must be a recognized Native Hawaiian as defined by 25 USC 4221(9).

Questions

If you have any questions about the IIP, call us at 571-372-6191.