ATNI-EDC is Hiring and Other Job Highlights

ATNI-EDC is growing. We are seeking an Office Administrator to help with clerical and accounting-related tasks and other projects that support our mission to “assist and provide opportunity for ATNI Member Tribes and Tribal Citizens to achieve economic prosperity.” Learn how to apply here!

From around our network:

Nixyaawii Community Financial Services is seeking a Business Services Manager who will the develop and administer programs and services to assist Native Americans and NCFS target markets in the development of small and microenterprises. Applications are now posted on the Wildhorse Resort & Casino’s Careers page (, in the Current Open Positions, under Business Service Center.

Cayuse Holdings is seeking a Director of Tribal Business who will identify, develop, and close new and repeat business opportunities with a primary focus on Tribal Governments, Tribal Enterprises and other Native-owned businesses or organizations that serve Indian Country. Apply here!

Are you hiring? Email open positions to to add them to our job board.

Current and Upcoming SSBCI Events

Here are upcoming events regarding the State Small Business Credit Initiative:

Happening Now, 1/11 @11am Native CDFI Network hosting Pilar Thomas to discuss:

  • SSBCI Participation Model 3: CDFI hybrid participation and administration
  • SSBCI Participation Model 4: Potential partnerships with CDFI
  • Model program design elements

Click here to register and attend!

This Thursday, 1/13 @8:30am – Bold Concepts Inc and Tribal Gaming & Hospitality Present ‘A Turnkey Solution for Leveraging SSBCI Funds for Enhanced Bonding for Tribally-Owned and Tribal Member-Owned Construction Companies’

  • About: “Learn more about creating solutions, leveraging, and administering millions of dollars of Government SSBCI funds as the February 11th deadline date approaches!”

Click here to register!

ATNI-EDC is seeking your feedback in order to tailor continued learning opportunities and technical assistance with the SSBCI Program. Click here to complete the survey.

Tomorrow 12/11: SSBCI Notice of Intent Due

Tomorrow, December 11, 2021, is the final day to submit the Notice of Intent. Signing the NOI is a requirement for Tribes looking to apply to the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program. Signing the NOI does not obligate participation, but it will ensure that Tribes have access to the application and that their amount of allocated funds is not reallocated to participants.

ATNI-EDC has hosted informational sessions on the program for those interested in learning more about SSBCI. The recordings from these webinars and other resources can be accessed by clicking here.

Other important dates from Treasury regarding SSBCI:

December 11, 2021 – Applications for SSBCI capital programs from states, territories, Washington, DC, and Tribal governments must be initiated (application materials)
February 11, 2022 – Applications for SSBCI capital programs from states, territories, Washington, DC, and Tribal governments must be completed (application materials)

Happening Today: SSBCI Listening Session @3pm PST

Join us for today’s listening session as we discuss the SSBCI Program and regional Tribal efforts with Quarles & Brady’s Pilar Thomas. The session is set for today, 12/7 at 3pm PST.

Register here to receive a link to the call.

We would like to hear from you to learn how ATNI-EDC can be helpful in utilizing and deploying Tribal SSBCI Funds. This could be a great opportunity to get an infusion of Federal funds to support businesses in Indian Country. Please complete the short questionnaire by clicking here. Please submit your response by Monday December 13, 2021.

 The Notice of Intent for the SSBCI Program is due December 11, 2021Click here to complete yours.

Register for 12/7 Listening Session on SSBCI & PNW Regional Tribal Effort

We are hosting a listening session with Quarles & Brady LLP’s Pilar Thomas to further discuss the opportunities surrounding the SSBCI Program and the PNW Regional Tribal effort.

When: December 7, 2021 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm PST
Where: Virtually, link provided after registration

Click here to register!

Other important dates:

Due date for Notice of Intent for Tribal Governments: December 11, 2021 (Click here to complete the NOI)

Dates pertaining to the application for Tribal Governments: Initiated by December 11, 2021, completed by February 11, 2022, due by March 31, 2022

Other informational sessions: 
Native CDFI Network – December 6, 2021
Oweesta – December 7, 2021 & December 10, 2021