Montana Indian Youth Small Business Program

All funds (a minimum of $18,750/tribal government) for this program have been awarded to participating tribal governments.  Each tribal government and/or their designee have additional specific criteria for their youth internship programs.   

General guidance for eligible projects is as follows:

This grant program is designed to give Native youth (high school and college) an opportunity to intern with local businesses to learn with small businesses in their interest area that will result in building business acumen, including experience in managing a business, improving communication and customer service skills, and fostering better understanding and deeper appreciation of success in tribal small business.  Additionally, the program intends to leverage the unique perspectives and skills sets of Native youth to grow and diversify operational, marketing and product development for private sector businesses.

Youth interns can be funded for a stipend of up to $2,000 for a 6-8 week internship period.  Local private sector businesses including tribal enterprises can host youth interns at their business.   All participating businesses must provide a 25% cash match ($500) contribution towards the student's stipend.

For additional information, contact the tribal government and/or designee below or contact our office by phone at (406) 841-2754 or by E-mail.

BLACKFEET NATION:

NACDC Financial Services, Inc.

Angie Main, Executive Director

101 Pata Street

P.O. Box 3029

Browning, MT 59417

Phone: (406) 338-2992

Fax: (406) 338-2751

angiem@3rivers.net

 

CHIPPEWA CREE TRIBE:

Stone Child College

Rebecca Farr, Business Instructor

8294 Upper Box Elder Rd.

Box Elder, MT 59521

Phone: (406) 399-3989

Fax: (406) 395-4836

rfarr@stonechild.edu

 

CONFEDERATED SALISH & KOOTENAI TRIBES

Economic Development Office

Janet Camel, Planning Director

PO Box 278

Pablo MT 59855

(406) 675-2700 phone

(406) 275-2814 fax

Janet.camel@cskt.org

 

FORT BELKNAP INDIAN COMMUNITY

Fort Belknap Tribal Credit Economic Development

Loretta Bell, Director

656 Agency Main Street

Harlem MT 59526

phone: 406-353-8400

Fax: 406-353-4837

lbell@ftbelknap.org

 

FORT PECK ASSINIBOINE AND SIOUX TRIBES:

Great Northern Development Corporation

Mark Sansaver, Financial Officer

233 Cascade St

Wolf Point MT 59201

Phone: (406) 650-5405

financegndc@gmail.com

 

LITTLE SHELL TRIBE:

Colleen Hill, Council Secretary/Treasurer

615 Central Ave West

Great Falls MT 59404

Phone: (406) 259-3804

Fax: (406) 259-3804

c.hill@lstribe.org

 

NORTHERN CHEYENNE TRIBE:

People's Partner for Community Development

Sharon Small, Executive Director

106 S. Cheyenne Ave.

Lame Deer MT 59043

Phone: (406) 477-6215 Ext. 174

Fax: (406) 477-8401

sksmall@hotmail.com

 


 

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