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NCAI Announces Stabilization Grants for Native-Owned Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic

Native-owned small businesses serve as the lifeblood of many tribal communities across the country, providing critical jobs and income to tribal citizens and their families while simultaneously enriching the quality of community life by providing goods and services to local residents and the public at-large.

NCAI is offering business stabilization grants in the amount of $5,000 each to a total of 28 selected Native-owned small businesses that have been severely impacted by the curtailing of commercial activity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Awarded applicants can use the funds to address their most urgent needs to remain in business and become more resilient, such as (but not limited to):

·       making monthly payments on small business loans that have lapsed due to declining business revenues;

·       keeping employees employed;

·       paying their vendors; and/or

·       purchasing equipment/software to transition or grow their businesses online.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling application process; application window will remain open until all funds are exhausted.

For more information about this grant opportunity, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please click here.


Apply for NCAI's COVID-19 Response Fund

With the generous support of our donors, NCAI is providing financial relief support to tribal nations affected by COVID-19 through NCAI’s COVID-19 Response Fund for Indian Country.

If you are a tribal nation, tribal nursing, Tribal College or University or Native serving non-profit in need, you may access information about applying for support by clicking here.