Small Business Development

Photo of grapes in a vineyard.

Economic Development a Continuing Priority for Native Communities

An update on the ANA SEEDS funding initiative in year two: an effort to help spur Native American economic development through targeted assistance for job and business creation.

Photo of the Native American Finance Officers Association giving a lifetime award to Chairwoman Virginia Cross, Muckleshoot

How to Effectively Identify and Use Federal Financing Programs

ANA shares how to “Effectively Identify and Use Federal Financing Programs” at the 2014 Fall Finance and Tribal Economies Conference.

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The Promise of Community Action

Office of Community Services Director reflects on the legacy and spirit of community action throughout the years.

Photo of a goat herd on a Utah farm.

East African Refugee Goat Project: Birthing of a Refugee Business

New eco-friendly project will benefit three new refugee communities in Utah.

ANA Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson speaking at a RES 2014 session.

Investing in Tribal Economies

ANA Commissioner Sparks Robinson shares opportunities available through the Administration for Children and Families to assist in job creation and business expansion for Native American communities.

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Growing Economies Through SEEDS

Tribes and Native Communities create programs designed to help sustain local communities.

Malia Sanchez (fourth person on the left), was awarded the 2012 Small Business Association Women in Business Champion of the Year of the City and County of Honolulu at her aesthetics academy.

Promoting Economic Development on the Hawaiian Islands

Since 1988, the Administration for Native Americans has collaborated with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to provide loans to help Native Hawaiians build businesses, fund home improvements, fund tuition and improve their credit.

Photo of Piggy Bank with a dollar sticking out.

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

As one of the largest federal anti-poverty programs, Earned Income Tax Credit is a powerful asset-building tool for people with earned income because it can reduce their taxes and result in a refund.

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