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WBE is dedicated to helping our tribe and tribal members. By helping members create sustainable businesses, we feel this will improve our health from within. By helping those who are doing important work around our community, we feel this will improve our health from the outside. Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you in advance for your positive work!

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Guidelines & Requirements

Public Services Grants

  • Applicants must provide services that already do or will benefit our Shoalwater Bay tribal members.
  • Applicants may not apply more than once in a fiscal year nor have received a donation or grant from the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe within the same year.
  • Regular requests are within $2,500.
  • Requests for more than $2,500 will be considered based on funding availability and need, but are not guaranteed. Attaching a full budget is recommended.
  • Grantees are required to follow up with a letter of completion to report how funding was used to benefit our community.
  • Grantees who do not complete the follow up letter will not be considered for further grant awards.
Guidelines & Requirements

Entrepreneurial Grants

  • Applicants must be tribal members of Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, non-tribal member spouses or family of Shoalwater Bay Tribal Members.
  • Applicants must be located and actively working, or planning to work, within 50 miles of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation and/or provide services to our local area.
  • Qualified applicants must complete the Indianpreneurship Course Booklet. Our designee will contact applicants to discuss arrangements.
  • Applicants must complete and submit a feasible and complete business plan to the committee for final review and scoring.
  • Successful awardees will be required to complete a quarterly survey and possibly meet with our designee to monitor continued success.

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