Home / Civilian / SBA Awards Grants to 7 Native American Small Businesses

SBA Awards Grants to 7 Native American Small Businesses

sbaThe U.S. Small Business Administration will award seven Native American small businesses with $100,000 grants each to support business development and long-term survivability  as part of the agency’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.

The Native American Micro Enterprise Business Services grants will work to address small business challenges and help the awardees collaborate with other businesses, understand federal business processes and revitalize the small business sector, SBA said Monday.

“We’re excited to be able to help fund these organizations to engage with Native American entrepreneurs across the county and strengthen the SBA’s support network to provide more boots on the ground in local communities,” said David Sanborn, assistant administrator for SBA’s office of Native American affairs.

SBA added the selected companies will receive assistance in the areas of strategic and operational planning, contract management, information technology and systems development, accounting and financial analysis as well as marketing and business development.

SBA’s office of Native American affairs will finance the companies’ projects on specialized training, leadership education and business development tools for Native American small businesses through fiscal 2017.

The list of the awardees are as follows:

  • The Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center
  • Oregon Native American Business and Entrepreneurial Network
  • Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma
  • The Native American Development Corp.
  • Hiilei Aloha
  • Central Plains Foundation
  • Indian Dispute Resolution Services

The 7(j) program is designed to support underserved markets and help disadvantaged businesses become contractors and subcontractors for the federal, state and local government sectors through entrepreneurial education, counseling and supply of training resources.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *