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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow and Expand 27 Native American Businesses

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary announced a total of $320,000 in grant funding to twenty-seven Native American business owners to help grow and expand their businesses. The funds are being made available through the Indian Equity Fund (IEF) Small Business Grant Program. Eighty-five Native American businesses across Montana applied to the program this year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Governor Bullock Announces Grants to Grow and Expand 26 Native American Businesses

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced 26 Native American business owners will receive $320,000 in grant funding to grow and expand their businesses.

Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Governor Bullock Announces Statewide Organization to Help Native American Businesses Grow, Expand, and Create Jobs

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the certification and funding of the statewide Native American Development Corporation (NADC) in Billings with $420,000 to help native owned businesses grow, expand, and create more jobs on reservations and in Native communities.

Thursday, June 30, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Gov. Steve Bullock and Director Meg O'Leary Award $65,000 Through NACS Program

Brennin Grainey and Tammy Fragua present a check for $65,000

Governor Steve Bullock and Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary present Brennin Grainey (far left) of Glacier Bank and Tammy Fragua (second from left), owner of Flathead Raft Company, a check for $65,000 from the Native American Collateral Support Program that secured a $225,000 loan with Glacier Bank.  Photo by Canon Luerkens.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016/Author: cc0220 STATE
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Governor Bullock and Director O'Leary Announce Economic Development Funds for Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes

Fort Peck

HELENA – Governor Steve Bullock and Montana Department of Commerce Director Meg O’Leary today announced the recent award of $65,000 to support economic development efforts by the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. The funds will support a Business Development Manager position, which will manage several projects critical to economic success on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.
 
“This grant will support efforts by the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes to continue to build and strengthen their regional economy,” said Bullock. “We are pleased to be able to support tribal entrepreneurial ventures, create and retain jobs, and further develop infrastructure on reservations.”
 
Available through the Indian Country Economic Development (ICED) program, Director O’Leary said the funds will help the tribes bring new and existing projects to fruition.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015/Author: Ronja Abel
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