This grant-based program is aligned with the Department of Commerce and Industry’s aim to diversify and stimulate economic growth in Eeyou Istchee by assisting Cree-owned businesses. Encouraging Cree entrepreneurs to develop and/or strengthen their businesses in construction, real estate and retail services and products will support local economic growth, and increase community employment opportunities. Fostering these entrepreneurs to envision, develop, and innovate will help build a stronger future for our people!
The CREED program is aimed at Cree entrepreneurs with businesses in construction, real estate and retail services and products, such as:
Applicants can apply for up to 25% of their total project cost, with a maximum of $100,000. Entrepreneurs must be JBNQA beneficiaries, with their business based and operated in Eeyou Istchee.
For more details, please read the CREED application guide.
Applications will be considered on a one-by-one basis with no application deadline. Apply today!
For any questions, please contact the CREED Implementation Lead at firstname.lastname@example.org.