Tewatohnhi’saktha disburses over $1.2 million dollars to Kahnawà:ke Businesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kahnawà:ke (Enniskó:wa/March 17, 2022) Tewatohnhi’saktha, with the assistance of PlanIt Communications and Consulting, approved 74 business applications disbursing over $1.2 Million through the Indigenous Community Business Fund (ICBF) II and Covid Wage Subsidies. The funds were approved through the following programs:
|Special Equipment/Minor Tools:||$1,112,803.59|
|COVID Wage Subsidies||$88,900.00|
The Indigenous Community Business Fund (ICBF) II is now closed; however, Businesses can still access Wage Subsidies through Tewatohnhi’saktha Workforce Development.
Applications for financial assistance were accepted on a first come, first served basis starting on January 24, 2022 and were to end as of April 29, 2022. “We are very happy to have helped so many businesses access this fund quickly which will help them to recover from the effects of the pandemic. It is a positive step to help them position themselves for a successful future,” said Tammy Delaronde, Director of Business Services.
Tewatohnhi’saktha’s Workforce Development also contributed to the COVID relief by subsidizing $88,900 for 35 employees to return to work at various businesses in the community. “Supporting employers in this capacity is vital for themselves and for the business as they get back on stable footing,” said Angie Marquis, Director of Workforce Development. “We were happy to have had the funds to help our people maintain employment.
|Tammy Delaronde||Allison Jacobs|
|Director of Business Services||Marketing & Tourism Manager|