We do strategic planning for Indian tribes

We can help with federal grants and other professional services and projects.

Copper Bear Consulting Brand
Copper Bear Consulting

What We Do

We do strategic planning and related services for economic development, including feasibility planning and grant writing.

Services :

  • Economic Development Projects
  • Federal Grant Writing
  • Highway and Commercial Expansion
  • Health and Human Services
  • Tribal Youth Projects
  • And more

We've raised $23 Million in HUD and CTAS grants for tribal clients.

Our Recent Works

We take on projects we love and are passionate about. This is a sample of some of the work we have done over the years. Contact us to learn more.

  • Project List 1 of 3

    FY 2021

    – Kickapoo Community Childcare Center – Kickapoo Tribe of OK

    $6M

    FY 2020

    – Elder Duplexes – Housing Authority – Kickapoo Tribe of OK

    $900k

    FY 2020

    – Covid Command & Food Distribution Center – Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

    $900k

    FY 2019

    – New Housing – Housing Authority – Kickapoo Tribe of OK

    $900k

    FY 2019

    – Elder Housing (18 units) – Modoc Tribe of OK

    $3M

    FY 2019

    – Youth Center – Wichita and Affiliated Tribes

    $900k

    FY 2018

    – Water & Sewer Infrastructure – Ft. Sill Apache

    $800k

    FY 2018

    – Community Oriented Policing Services – Ponca Tribe of OK

    $300k

  • Project List 2 of 3

    FY 2018

    – Village West Water & Sewer Infrastructure – Kickapoo Tribe of OK

    $800k

    FY 2018

    – White Eagle Museum – Ponca Tribe

    $800k

    FY 2017

    – Akela Travel Plaza, New Mexico – Ft. Sill Apache

    $800k

    FY 2017

    – Social Development Center Building Renovation – Ponca Tribe of OK

    $1M

    FY 2017

    – White Eagle Wellness Center Rehab – Ponca Tribe

    $800k

    FY 2017

    – Tribal Youth Program (Y’ALL Project) – Ponca Tribe of OK

    $450k

    FY 2017

    – Comprehensive Domestic Violence Program – Ponca Tribe of OK

    $350k

  • Project List 3 of 3

    FY 2016

    White Eagle Water Infrastructure – Ponca Tribe of OK

    $800k

    FY 2016

    White Eagle Sewer Lagoon – Emergency – Ponca Tribe

    $450k

    FY 2014

    – White Eagle Dialysis Center – Ponca Tribe of OK

    $800k

    FY 2014

    – Kaw Nation Health Center Expansion – Kaw Nation

    $800k

    FY 2013

    – Kaw Lake Deli and Dollar Store – Kaw Nation

    $800k

    FY 2012

    – Kanza Travel Plaza Expansion – Kaw Nation

    $800k

         
Lisa Kraft, Founder and Principal.
Lisa Kraft, Founder and Principal.

Comments From Our Clients

We’re honored to have worked with so many good clients. Let us help you expand your development projects.

  • Kickapoo Child Care Facility

    During our experience in working with her, Ms. Kraft has proven to be brilliant, reliable, innovative, open-minded and a team player. We are very appreciative to have crossed paths with Ms. Kraft.

    Mary L. Walker
    CCDF Program Coordinator
  • Ponca Tribe Wellness Center

    I had the pleasure of working with Lisa Kraft on the Wellness Center project for the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. This was a 6,000 sf wellness center expansion with a budget of approximately $800,000. Lisa was always prepared and organized at every meeting, and the project design and construction process ran smoothly and efficiently with her leadership and guidance. 

    Scott Vrooman
    Principal Owner
  • Collaboration with Rainmaker Consulting

    I highly recommend Copper Bear Consulting. Having worked with Lisa on numerous large construction projects, she has proven to be dependable, trustworthy, honest and has an excellent work ethic.  She is highly professional and has expertise in grant writing, grant management and extensive knowledge about issues affecting Indian Country.  

    Vickie Canfield
    President
    Rainmaker Consulting
  • Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma

    I have worked with Lisa Kraft for many years and she is one of the most capable people I have ever worked with.  She is particular in every aspect of her work and I rely on her a lot.

    Steve Broome
    Finance Director