Indigenous Funding Options in BC

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National Programs

PacifiCan Jobs and Growth Fund 
If you are working on a project for your business to transition to a green economy, foster an inclusive  recovery, become more competitive and create jobs for Canadians, you could get a contribution for up to 100% of the project’s cost. https://www.canada.ca/en/pacific-economic-development/services/funding/jobs-growth-fund.html 

Natural Resources Canada Indigenous Forestry Initiative 
Funding of up to $6.2 million available for period 2021-2023 for clean technology, forest bioeconomy,  environmental stewardship and forest resource management projects in the forestry industry that  create economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/funding-partnerships/funding-opportunities/forest-sector funding-programs/indigenous-forestry-initiative/13125

BDC Financing Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan 
Purchase assets, start exporting, pay start-up or franchise fees and replenish working capital with a $350,000 loan if you have an existing business or $250,000 if you are a start-up.  https://www.bdc.ca/en/i-am/indigenous-entrepreneur

FuturPreneur Canada Indigenous Program 
Get a collateral-free loan of up to $60,000, along with 2 years of expert business mentoring and  resources to get your startup off the ground if you’re an Indigenous person 18–39 years old.  https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/indigenous

CIPO Indigenous Intellectual Property Program Grant 
If your organization is Indigenous-led, you can get a grant up to $15,000 to help fund its IP initiatives,  like research projects, drafting policy papers, or developing educational materials.  https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/108.nsf/eng/h_00010.html

Provincial Programs 

Tale’awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation (TACC) Financing Programs 
TACC provides financing to Aboriginal Entrepreneurs including Status, Métis, Inuit and Non-Status  Indians residing in the Coast Salish Territory. We understand that it can be difficult to access financing  and we will try our best to meet your needs.  https://www.tacc.ca/financing 

Indigenous Business Advisory Centres 
Business advisory centres in Cranbrook, Fort St. John and Prince George help Indigenous entrepreneurs  with business startup or expansion, partnerships, and planning. These centres ensure that Indigenous

entrepreneurs have access to business support and advice to help them reach their business goals.  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/indigenous-people/economic development/business-advisory-centres

First Citizens Fund Business Loan Program 
Business loans are available to Indigenous entrepreneurs in British Columbia. All Nations Trust Company  (ANTCO) delivers the Aboriginal Business Loan Program in partnership with four Aboriginal Capital  Corporations located throughout the province.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/indigenous-people/economic development/business-loan-program?bcgovtm=FTF

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