ONABENs Bridge to Success 2.0 Funded by SBA

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ONABEN is pleased to announce that the SBAs Office of Native American Affairs has provided $100,000 in grant funding to support ONABENs Bridge to Success 2.0. The grant dollars will enable ONABEN to provide training and technical assistance to a 15 member cohort, made up of Native American business owners from communities, throughout the United States.

Cohort members will receive one-on-one, specialized, technical assistance; and will embark upon in-person learning platforms in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Oregon and Hawaii, over the course of the next year. Funding will also provide an outlet for two, Native American businesses to receive a website to market their products and services. In total, more than 250 hours of training and technical assistance will be provides as a result of the grant provided by the SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs.

“We are looking forward to all that this project encompasses,” said Veronica Maturino, ONABENs CEO. “ONABEN has partnered with the Office of Native American Affairs in the past, and we look forward to growing our relationship with program officials. Bridge to Success 2.0 is a great outlet to expand networks and grow the capacity of small business owners to provide contractual services to the federal government. Our team looks forward to sharing the successes of our cohort members.”

The Office of Native American Affairs mission is to ensure that American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the necessary business development and expansion tools available through the Agency’s entrepreneurial development, lending and procurement programs.

To apply to become a member of Bridge to Success 2.0, or for more information contact Team ONABEN at info@onaben.org. Training events are open to the public.

Veronica Maturino

Veronica Maturino