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Virtual State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Grant Writing Workshop

October 28, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am CDT

Virtual State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Grant Writing Workshop

presented by the USET Office of Economic Development

When? Thursday, October 28 at 8:30 am – 11:00 am Central/9:30 am – 12:00 pm Eastern

Who should attend? USET member Tribal Nations staff: Tribal leaders, Economic Development staff, Grant Writers, Finance staff from communities that have submitted SSBCI Notice of Intents (Bring your whole team!)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) reauthorized the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program to help address the economic fallout of the pandemic and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery by providing direct support to jurisdictions for programs that increase access to credit for small businesses.

SSBCI provides funding to Tribal Nations for: (1) small business financing programs, which includes capital access programs, loan participations, loan guarantees, collateral support, and venture equity programs; and (2) technical assistance to small businesses applying for SSBCI and other government programs. A Notice of Intent to apply from Tribal governments is due September 16, 2021, and program plans are due December 11, 2021. During this workshop you and your team will start working on your plan in real-time with assistance from experts. Each Tribal Nation will have their own virtual breakout room allowing for conversations to be tailored to your community and its unique needs.


 — Draft Agenda —

8:30 am – 8:45 am          Networking/IT support


8:45 am – 9:00 am          Introductions by Rebecca Naragon, USET Office of Economic Development Director


9:00 am – 9:30 am          Introduction to Logic Models by Doug Hoekstra, M.Ed., USET Grant Writer/Coordinator


9:30 am – 10:00 am        SSBCI Program Models by Pilar M. Thomas, Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP


10:00 am – 11:00 am     SSBCI Plan Writing


October 28, 2021
8:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
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