ATNI-EDC Happenings

I hope that you are managing to stay cool in this unprecedented heat.  Please see below for ATNI-EDC Updates.


On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed The American Rescue Plan Act, which provided $10 billion to fund the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).  SSBCI will fund state, territory, and Tribal government small business credit support and investment programs. Tribes must submit a Notice-of-Intent to participate in the program by July 30, 2021. You can access the Notice of Intent form by clicking here.

Concurrently, we are forming a working group to ensure that all Tribes in the ATNI region are able to participate in the SSBCI Program.  The working group will provide recommendation to form a regional effort to disburse SSBCI Funds as loans to small businesses and formalize a technical assistance referral network.  If you are interested in participating in the working group, please contact Amber at by Friday, July 16, 2021.


ATNI-EDC opened a survey aimed to gather information about infrastructure needs and priorities for ATNI Member Tribes.  In the past six months, there has been a Presidential and Congressional transition and passage of the H.R. 1319 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 under the Biden administration. There is currently pending consideration of national infrastructure legislation and the White House American Jobs Plan. As a result of these actions and pending policy, now is a key time and opportunity to Thank you for taking your time complete this survey. It should take around 10 minutes of your time. Please respond by Friday, July 16, 2021. Click here to access the survey.


ATNI-EDC is growing our team!  We are seeking a Loan Officer/ Manager, Economic Development Program Manager, and an Administrative Assistant.  We offer a generous benefits package.  Positions are based in Portland, Oregon.  Visit for more information!


SAVE THE DATE: The bi-annual ATNI-EDC Economic Summit will take place November 3-5 in Portland, Oregon.  We’re planning a hybrid model, with content available both in-person and online.  Visit for updates! 


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