The Montana Indian Equity Fund Application Guidelines
The application period is September 10, 2012 through November 26, 2012.
The Montana Indian Equity Fund is a grant to assist a current Native American business or a new Native American business owner. The funds are available only to enrolled members of Montana’s federally recognized tribes in Montana and to enrolled members of the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe.
This money can be used for a variety of activities such as the purchase of new equipment or the development of a new product line. The fund requires a minimum of dollar to dollar match which may include collateral such as cash, in kind, or loan funds such as a tribal loan fund, a micro loan program, or a commercial lender. Examples of in kind match may include inventory, supplies, equipment, tools or vehicles that are part of the activity of the business.
To find out more about the grant, if you qualify and if you need additional information or assistance please contact Philip Belangie at (406) 721-3663 or email@example.com.
An original and four copies of the application are required. Please submit the original application and the copies by November 26, 2012 to:
Montana Department of Commerce
1121 East Broadway, Suite 134
Missoula, MT 59802