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Ulnooweg Aboriginal Business Financing Program

1-888-766-2376

902-893-7379

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The Aboriginal Business Financing Program is administered by Ulnooweg and offers non-repayable business contributions to individual Aboriginal entrepreneurs and community owned businesses. Eligible applicants are individuals of Canadian Aboriginal status or non-status, Metis or Inuit Heritage (on or off reserve), living and operating their businesses within the Atlantic provinces. Aboriginal business and financial organizations, as well as development corporations are also eligible for contributions. Some of the eligible expenses for ABDP support are:

  • Business planning
  • Establishment and operating costs
  • Business acquisitions and expansions
  • Local, domestic or export oriented marketing initiatives
  • New product or process development
  • Adding technology to improve operations and competitiveness
  • Financial services, business support, business-related training and mentoring services

Eligible amounts include:

  • Development of business and marketing plans, feasibility studies – Up to 75%
  • Establishment, expansion or acquisition – Up to 40%
  • Marketing initiatives – Up to 60%
  • Business support, related product management – Up to 75%