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Montana Indian Equity Fund

Application Guidelines

FY 2015 Application Guidelines now available

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.

The grant funds may be used for a variety of activities including 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, collateral, or loan funds such as a tribal loan fund, a micro loan program, or a commercial lender. Examples of collateral 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 pbelangie@mt.gov.