Through the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), Financial Assistance awards are made to Native CDFIs. These competitive awards are made in the form of loans, grants, equity investments, deposits, and credit union shares. By multiplying the impact of federal investment, Native CDFIs are able to pursue a variety of goals, from small business creation to affordable housing development, as well as other community development pursuits. Healthy Food Financing Initiative - Financial Assistance awards are also offered for CDFIs that are interested in expanding their healthy food financing activities.
The Native Initiatives provides support in two ways: through Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance awards provided by the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program), and through trainings, technical assistance, and other resources provided by the Capacity Building Initiative.