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Blue Stone… A new name to better say what we do.

Partnership is what has built the relationships that we now enjoy with all of the Tribes that we proudly serve. To this end, as we look back on one of the most challenging times in recent history, we ourselves have emerged with greater clarity about what we as the...

Blue Stone announces new name and renewed focus.

For the last several years we have been working hard helping Tribes strengthen sovereignty, economic vitality and community stability.  We see the most success however when we are treated as a partner, not a vendor. This small distinction became so apparent, we...

Blue Stone launches new website for Tribal Leaders.

In conjunction with our name change to Blue Stone Strategy Partners, we are making a significant change to our website. We aren't just publishing information about ourselves, we are creating a resource dedicated to helping you lead your Tribe. New resources to help...

Blue Stone’s new website — resources to help you thrive.

After months of work and feedback, we've completely rethought how we can make a better site for you. To that end, we have created the new Blue Stone website: a valuable resource to help Tribal leaders, communities, and economies thrive. Our new website is focusing on...

Upcoming 2021 funding deadlines in Indian Country

Tribal Tourism Grant Program – applications due August 13, 2021 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program – applications due August 25, 2021 Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program – applications due September 1, 2021 Indian Community Development Block...

$300 million for Indian Housing related activities

The recently passed CARES Act contains a variety of initiatives to assist Indian Country during this most difficult time. The bill includes a total of $300 million for Indian Housing-related activities. Specifically, the bill provides an additional $200 million to the...

Tribal Gaming Now Eligible for SBA PPP Loan Assistance

Prayers of Health and Safety to all of you and your communities!   Blue Stone Strategy Group has been following the Stimulus funding that is being provided by the US Govt. to Tribes.  The SBA Payroll Protection Program Loan was previously not available to Casinos, but...

Casino Re-Opening Toolkit – Rebooting Tribal Economies

When casinos reopen it will, for most of us, be a very challenging time.  In our series on Reigniting Tribal Economies we want to take a hard look at what it will take to get reopened and provide some valuable tools that leadership can begin using now as they plan for...

$2.2 Trillion (CARES) Act

Understanding the opportunity for Tribal access to the largest appropriation in US history The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law by March 27, 2020. The $2.2 trillion piece of legislation is Congress' response to the growing...

Funding Opportunity: Tackling the Housing Crisis in Indian Country

Important Advisory: A special Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFA) is scheduled to be published in the very near future. This competitive NOFA will provide Tribes and TDHES with an infusion of capital for new housing...