SIEF Contribution Program

By mmuise

The SIEF Contribution Program is a needs-based, conditional grant program for First Nation entrepreneurs and businesses. The program is designed to support business start-ups, business acquisitions, or expansions of existing businesses. 

Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of a conditional non-repayable financial contribution up to:
- a maximum of $99,999 of total project costs for individual applications, and
- a maximum of $250,000 of total project costs for community- or band-owned enterprise applications.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must be:

  • a registered Status Indian,
  • a majority owned First Nation business/financial organization, or
  • a development corporation.
  • based in Saskatchewan.
  • All applications require a minimum of a 10 per cent cash equity contribution from the client.
  • All applicants must secure a business loan from a financial institution for a percentage of their project cost.
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