San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Surprises 50 Business Owners With $20,000 Each
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians surprised 50 small businesses with $20,000 each in a virtual live stream event. In collaboration with the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) the Southern California tribe announced the San Manuel Cares $1 Million Small Business Relief Fund. Qualifying businesses were selected in part because of their commitment to their communities on the Tribe’s ancestral lands, spanning the San Bernardino valley, up the San Bernardino Mountains and outward to the High Desert.
The financial grants provides the business owners assistance in paycheck protection to fund their current workforce, and cash flow assistance to cover operational expenses, debt relief and business improvements. The Tribe was inspired to support small businesses based in their ancestral territory that have been devastated by the impact of COVID-19.
See the full list of recipients.
Read more about the Small Business Relief Fund.