Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise (ISBEE)

Heartland certifies as an ISBEE as a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma.

About ISBEE 

Under the Buy Indian Act, Heartland certifies as an ISBEE as a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN) is a self-governed Native American tribe located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. MCN is one of the five (5) Civilized Tribes and is the fourth largest tribe in the U.S. with 97,000 citizens.  

As part of Heartland’s vision for a strategic future and commitment to the prosperity of America, we contribute economic and stead-fast growth for tribes and tribal/native lands with the shared mission to ensure Indian Country keeps thriving.  

  • Strategic Tribal Outreach with a national stretch of tribal relations with 250+ federally recognized tribes to keep Indian Country Thriving
  • A shared mission of the strategic future and commitment to the prosperity of America with a focus on Indian Community, Native Americans, Indian Tribes and Rural Development
  • Recent and relevant support contributing to education, social services, natural resource management, law enforcement, administrative, financial, acquisition, and economic development in the most rural areas across the nation, and with a footprint in all of Alaska 
  • Recognized as a symbol a vibrance within our tribal communities preserving the culture  

Heartland is the Prime Contractor servicing Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Indian Health Services (IHS) to create an equitable future and opportunities for Native Americans and tribes. We proudly support underserviced indigenous communities by providing unprecedented subject matter expertise, assets, and capabilities to deliver stronger programs for the reservations and Indian Community. Business Support Services include Human Resources, Project Management, Administrative and Financial Support Services, and a broad range of expertise in education, social services, natural resource management, law enforcement, economic development, training, research, data analytics and management, human systems integration, marketing and communications, and more. Our program management and industrial engineering support provides technical and support services for program and project management, business analysis, subject matter expertise for strategic planning and data backed, evidence-based goals and objectives, management consulting, program analysis, technical writing, and training.  

Indian Preference Program:  

Specific to BIA, IHS, and other tribal-centric contract opportunities, Heartland gives preference in employment, hiring, promotion, training and all other aspects of employment:  

  1. To enrolled members of the tribal community where work is performed
  2. To enrolled members of any federally recognized tribe
  3. To enrolled members of a state recognized tribe
  4. To qualified descendants of enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe 

Other Notable Projects:

Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Family Assistance (OFA) Remaking the American Safety Act 

The programs include the $16.5 billion state and tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs under Title IV-A of the Social Security Act, the Native Employment Works (NEW) program authorized by amendments to section 412(a)(2) of the Social Security Act, the Tribal TANF Child Welfare (TTCW) collaboration grants reauthorized under the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (42 USC 603 (a)(2)(B)), and the $150 million Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) discretionary grant program originally authorized under the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and reauthorized under the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-291). 

Heartland assisted in the development of a unified vision to transform the American Safety Net, which involved the State of Oklahoma, where 43% of the state is tribal land and 13% of the population is Native. The OFA engaged us to help refine how social services within the American Safety Net are provided to recipients to improve the lives of vulnerable Americans, and the project focused on policy analyses, program design analysis, outcomes analysis, and informing policy and program reform through demonstration and the achievement of better outcomes. Throughout this contract, Heartland executed collaborative design sessions to create a new vision for a reimagined safety net; provided program and stakeholder analysis; and developed a stakeholder framework strategy to outline the approach, plan, and techniques necessary to identify and manage stakeholders.  

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pegasys Financial Services (PFS) 

Heartland assists GSA Native American Tribal clients with leasing vehicles and ordering supplies from GSA through customer service and financial management support.