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CEDS Technical Requirements


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Pursuant to 13 C.F.R. § 303.7, the OSTOED will include the following information in the CEDS submitted to EDA:

1. Background

The CEDS will contain a background of the economic development situation of the Oglala Lakota Tribe that paints a realistic picture of the current condition of the tribe. This background will include a discussion of the economy, population, geography, workforce development and use, transportation access, resources, environment, and other pertinent information.

2. Analysis of Economic Development Problems and Opportunities

The CEDS will include an in-depth analysis of the economic development problems and opportunities that identifies strengths and weaknesses in the tribal makeup of human and economic assets, and problems and opportunities posed by external and internal forces affecting the tribal economy. This analysis will:

  • Incorporate relevant material from other government-sponsored or supported plans and demonstrate consistency with applicable tribal and local workforce investment strategies.
  • Identify past, present, and projected future economic development investments in the tribe
  • Identify and analyze economic clusters within the tribe

3. CEDS Goals and Objectives — Defining Tribal Expectations

The CEDS will contain a section setting forth goals and objectives necessary to solve the economic problems, or capitalize on the resources, of the tribe. Any strategic project, program, or activity identified in the CEDS will work to fulfill these goals and objectives.

  • Goals are broad, primary tribal expectations
  • Objectives are more specific than goals, clearly measurable, and stated in realistic terms considering what can be accomplished over the five (5) year time frame of the CEDS.

4. Community and Private Sector Participation

The CEDS will include a section discussing the relationship between the community in general and the private sector in the development and implementation of the CEDS. Public and private sector partnerships are critical to the implementation of the CEDS.

5. Strategic Projects, Programs and Activities:

The CEDS will contain a section which identifies tribal projects, programs and activities designed to implement the Goals and Objectives of the CEDS. This section will identify and describe:

Suggested Projects – all suggested projects, programs and activities, the projected number of jobs to be created, and lead organizations responsibilities for execution of the projects.

Vital Projects- A prioritization of vital projects, programs, and activities that address the tribe’s greatest needs or that will best enhance the tribe’s competitiveness, including sources of funding for past and potential future investments. These can be overarching “themes” for tribal economic development success and is expected to include components. Funding sources will not be limited to EDA programs.

6. CEDS Plan of Action

The plan of action, as described in the CEDS, will be a guide to implementing the goals and objectives of the CEDS in a manner that-

  • Promotes economic development and opportunity;
  • Fosters effective transportation access;
  • Enhances and protects the environment;
  • Maximizes effective development and use of the workforce consistent with any applicable tribal or local workforce investment strategy;
  • Promotes the use of technology in economic development, including access to high-speed telecommunications;
  • Balances resources through sound management of physical development; and
  • Obtains and utilizes adequate funds and other resources.

7. Performance Measures

The CEDS will contain a section that lists the performance measures used to evaluate successful development and implementation of the CEDS, including but not limited to the:

  • Number of jobs created after implementation of the CEDS;
  • Number and types of investments undertaken in the tribe;
  • Number of jobs retained in the tribe;
  • Amount of private sector investment in the tribe after implementation of the CEDS; and
  • Changes in the economic environment of the tribe.

These are not meant to be the only performance measures for the CEDS.

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