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ERIC Number: ED168790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Credit and Financing Report. July 1, 1975-September 30, 1976. Bureau of Indian Affairs Financial Assistance.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The first full year of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 was fiscal 1976, after which $91 million had been appropriated for the Revolving Loan Fund, the Loan Guaranty and Insurance Fund, and the Indian Business Development Grant Program. The Revolving Loan Fund, consolidated from 4 previous funds, was underutilized. Only $13.3 million was loaned to tribes, credit associations, and individuals, as against $41 million appropriated. The Loan Fund cash balance decreased, loans receivable increased, allowance for losses was unchanged, and Indian organization funds used to finance economic development of tribes and their members increased to $197.6 million. The Insurance Fund was not utilized by any lenders but the Bureau of Indian Affairs entered into 54 new Loan Guaranty Agreements, mostly guaranteed at 90%, for a total of $14.8 million. The $28.1 loaned under the Revolving Loan Fund and the Loan Guaranty Program helped offset the need of an estimated $1 billion of Indian financing. The Indian Business Development Grant Program contributed to the financing of economic enterprises with 665 grants for $9 million, mostly to individual proprietorships and partnerships, to establish new businesses or acquire or expand established businesses. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annual Reports, Business, Capital, Credit (Finance), Economic Development, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Financial Needs, Financial Services, Interest (Finance), Investment, Loan Repayment, Program Evaluation, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.