Indigenous Agriculture and Food

By mmuise
Description:

As Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, FCC is proud to provide on and off-reserve financing and resources to Indigenous entrepreneurs, economic development corporations and First Nations communities. In addition to agriculture activities, FCC has also expanded their eligibility to include traditional Indigenous harvesting from natural sources.


Comments on Funding:

The applicant will pay interest and other fees, if applicable.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must be:

  • Indigenous entrepreneurs, economic development corporations and First Nations communities on and off-reserve;
  • performing agriculture activities, including traditional Indigenous harvesting from natural sources.
Application Steps:

Applicants must contact a FCC representative for details.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must:
1. generate a net worth statement,
2. collect past three years of tax returns or accountant-prepared financial statements,
3. gather recent pay stubs or written employer verification for off-farm income (if applicable),
4. bring government-issued photo ID (drivers license, passport),
5. collect shareholder agreements (if any),
6. assemble copies of existing operating loan agreements (if applicable),
7. build a business and marketing plan,
8. prepare and maintain a cash flow budget.

Other documentation might be required to prove the Indigenous status.

Other Things to Note:

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About the author
mmuise