ATNI-EDC is still accepting applications for the ATNI-EDC Covid Response Emergency Forgivable Loans to support small, Native-owned businesses operating in Oregon. To date, the Committee has approved $23,000 in loans to small businesses.
With support from the Oregon Small Business Stabilization Fund, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation has established an Emergency Forgivable Loan to assist Native-owned small businesses operating in Oregon with COVID-19 relief efforts. Applications are due by 6/1/20.
We hope that everyone is staying healthy and well during this turbulent time. With support from the Oregon Small Business Stabilization Fund, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation has established an Emergency Forgivable Loan to assist Native-owned small businesses with COVID-19 relief efforts. Emergency Forgivable Loans will range from $1,000 up to $5,000. Funds are limited, and most loans will likely be $1,000 to $2,000. Actual loan amount will be determined by the loan review committee.
Because of the source of funds, Covid-19 Response Emergency Forgivable Loans are currently open for small businesses operating in Oregon. We are working to expand these funds, and identify new sources to support small businesses throughout the ATNI Region..
Like many of you, ATNI-EDC is working to stay ahead of the economic repercussions Covid-19 pandemic. We are navigating the deluge of information and resources available, and culling them on our Covid-19 Response page. Please feel free to send along any resources that should be included.
Join us for the Tribal Opportunity Zone Summit. There has been a lot of mystery around Opportunity Zones, and how the funding mechanism can benefit Indian Country. By the end of this Summit, participants will understand how Opportunity Zones work, the kinds of projects that investors are seeking, and other technical considerations. This Summit will demystify Opportunity Zones, and connect participants with technical assistance resources and OZ professionals. Presenters include Vince Logan (Native American Agriculture Fund), Johanna Bartee (Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe), Nicolo Pinoli (Novogradac & Company), Phil Glyn (Travois), Zach Duchenaux (Intertribal Agriculture Council), and many more distinguished professionals! This event is free, but we request that you register on our website.
Little Creek Casino 91 WA-108, Shelton, WA 98584
10/29, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm :: Welcome Reception
10/30, 9:00 am – 6:30 pm :: 1-day OZ Summit
Light breakfast (8:00 am) and lunch will be provided
ATNI-EDC recently completed a draft of its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (or CEDS). The ATNI-EDC CEDS working groups are an opportunity for tribes to understand what is in the CEDS and provide comments and feedback before the CEDS is finalized. FINAL ATNI-EDC CEDS Working Group Little Creek Casino 91 WA-108, Shelton, WA 98584 September 27, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Light snacks will be provided
Throughout this summer, we have hosted several working groups to walk-through the ATNI-EDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, and seek feedback from tribal stakeholders. At this meeting, we will present the final document with the comments and feedback from the stakeholders incorporated. We will request that the ATNI-EDC CEDS be accepted by ATNI by a resolution at the ATNI Annual Convention. This is a chance to view and provide feedback on the final Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. Please join us!
Little Creek Casino 91 WA-108, Shelton, WA 98584 September 27, 2019 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Light snacks will be provided
The Opportunity Zone opportunity for tribes has been steeped in confusion and mystery. The intent of the Opportunity Zone Summit is to evaluate the real opportunity that OZs offer tribes, and provide some information, technical resources, and relationships for tribes to be successful in navigating this Federal financing mechanism.
Little Creek Casino 91 WA-108, Shelton, WA 98584 10/29, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception
10/30, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – 1-day OZ Summit – Light snacks will be provided