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Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance

First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis


Oweesta is an intermediary organization that provides financial products and development services for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The primary goal is to support Native CDFIs so that they have the capacity to assist individuals, businesses, and organizations with financing and technical assistance for the development of small businesses, affordable housing/home ownership, community facilities, financial education programs, and agriculture/food sovereignty in Native communities.

Services include:

  • Training and technical assistance - Assists certified and emerging Native CDFIs with individualized, culturally appropriate training and technical assistance with systematic multi-faceted program delivery
  • Lending and capitalization - Offers diverse financial products and development services to Native communities across the nation

Oweesta serves:

  • Native CDFIs
  • Native nonprofit organizations
  • Tribes
  • Tribal departments

Services may be provided in urban and rural areas across the country, including reservations, traditional Native lands, Hawaiian homelands, and Alaska Native villages.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Loan amounts vary by product. Consult the Products and Services Guide.

Application process

The application process varies by product. Consult the Products and Services Guide or contact for specific application information.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Food security and nutrition · Frontier and remote areas · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Income support and assistance · Infrastructure · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

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For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.