IDRS is assisting Native entrepreneurs who are interested in applying for the LISC Rural Relief Small Business Grant.  Already ready to apply?  Click on the button below:

Are you interested in getting assistance from IDRS?  Click the “Register for Assistance” button below.  Need more information?  Then read on.

(Clicking the button below is to fill out IDRS’ Intake Form not the grant application.  By filling out the intake form, IDRS will help you apply for the grant (you must still fill out the grant application).  If you do not need assistance and would like to go directly to find out information about the grant, click this link:

We are excited to announce that there is a grant opportunity available through the LISC Rural Relief Small Business Grant Program. Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000. Priority is given to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses There is one more round of funding and it is open now.

Round 3: January 26 – February 2, 2021

One of the Native entrepreneurs we work with received an award for $20,000 in a prior round of funding and we believe others in Indian Country might have a good chance at winning an award.

Here are some of the eligibility criteria:

  • Must be an existing business.
  • The business is located in a community with less than 50,000 people.
  • The business has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.
  • This program is separate from previous small business grant applications from LISC. You must submit a new application each round to be considered for a Rural Relief Small Business Grant.

If you are interested in applying for the grant, our staff is happy to assist you. If you would like assistance applying for the grant, please go to to complete an intake form for technical assistance and our staff will reach out to you to set up a time to talk.

If you would like more information about the Rural Relief Grant, click


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