NCN Invites Native CDFIs to Join Sign-On Letter
Calling on Congress to Protect SSBCI Funding
NCN invites all Native CDFIs to sign on to a joint letter that collectively expresses our opposition to the recently introduced Senate amendment to H.R. 4373, legislation that seeks to provide supplemental appropriations to support ongoing COVID-19 pandemic relief and recovery efforts.
The letter specifically objects to the proposed language that would take roughly one quarter ($2.5 billion) of the legislation’s $10 billion package from the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), a program Tribal Nations are counting heavily on as they work to stabilize and grow their economies, particularly through the cultivation of small businesses owned and operated by tribal citizens.
Please review the letter and then return to this page to sign on:
SSBCI Sign-On Letter to Senate 4-8-22.
NCN asks that interested Native CDFIs sign on to the letter by Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.