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CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

February 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

This is webinar #3 to let you know about round 2.

To register, please click: ntv.bz/cacovid3

The Governor of the State of California has created a $500 million grant program for California entrepreneurs.  The grant, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program provides grants between $5,000 and $25,000.  Applications are competitive.  The second round will open on February 2nd and the application deadline is February 8th.

Join IDRS as we host an informative webinar about the grant program.  In the webinar, you will learn about the grant and if it’s right your to apply; which businesses are eligible to apply, how to find the application; how to apply; and how you get free assistance as you go through the application process?

The workshop will take place on Monday, February 1st at 12:00 pm Pacific.  The workshop is free and open all entrepreneurs here in California.

This workshop will be delivered online utilizing the Zoom platform. The workshop can be taken on computers and smartphones.

Can’t wait for the webinar?  Check out CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program information portal by visiting nativebiz.org/calcovid.

About our presenters:
Lynn Wilson serves as the Microenterprise Development Specialist for the IDRS Acorn Project. She has championed small businesses and entrepreneurs for 16 years working with tribal communities across Indian Country including her own tribe where she continues to provide small business support services for the Tribes’ CDFI & Commerce division.

Lynn’s work has focused on entrepreneurial training, business counseling, economic and demographic and social research related to economic development. Since 2009 she has taught part-time for the School of Business and Technology at Rogers State University and the Institute of American Indian Arts. Prior to coming to IDRS, She served as the lead certification trainer for the Indianpreneurship Journey curriculum while on staff at ONABEN. Lynn received her M.B.A and Professional Certification in Entrepreneurship from Cameron University and is a certified market research specialist through the National Center for Economic Gardening. She lives in Claremore, OK with her husband Clint (also a Cherokee Citizen) and their two sons, Chandler and Quinton.

Camille Koster (Cherokee) serves as the Youth Program Manager for the IDRS Acorn Project. Through the program, she teaches youth how to explore entrepreneurship and create side hustles which provides them the opportunity to make money while continuing to focus on their education . She has worked in youth development and in nonprofit for the last 18 years, both writing and facilitating camps across the nation. She has co-facilitated camps with the Drug-Free Communities National Initiative, Students Working Against Tobacco, Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health, ONABEN, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and more. Camille dedicated five years of her youth development career as the Chief Operating Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. She successfully assisted in one the largest youth entrepreneur programs as she helped build strategy and infrastructure for a cookie sale campaign that led to her local Council selling over 1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in Eastern Oklahoma.

Camille is a United States Navy Veteran and is proud to have represented the Cherokee Tribe in the military. During the time she served, only 15.4% of the military was comprised of Native American members, likewise, only 4% were female members. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Camille lives in Jenks, Oklahoma, is married to a Firefighter and has three children.

This workshop is being funded in part by the California Association of Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), USDA Rural Development, the Small Business Administration, and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.



February 1, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
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