Sustaining Native American Economies Project


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Project Summary: The goal of the project is to assist individuals and or businesses who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to create economic opportunities for the Native American community by increasing jobs, retaining jobs and or opening a new business. The project provide stipends up to $5,000 for a number of applicants throughout a two-year project period.

Funding can be used for, but is not limited to, start-up supply costs, rental payments for lease, salaries for employees, fees related to provided online services, and advertising and or marketing costs.

This project coordinates with the CIMC Workforce Development Program, CIMC Native Entrepreneur Training Program and CIMC Members to identify individuals and or businesses in need.

Eligibility: An applicant must be a business with 5 or fewer employees or an entrepreneur who meet the low-to-moderate income threshold for microbusinesses that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (covid nexus requirement). Applicants must also reside within CIMC’s geographic service area.

Federal funding is provided by the California Department of Housing and Community Development through the Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus Relief.

California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. (CIMC) is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Labor.
CIMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.