Supporting the Manitoba First Nation Business Community

COVID-19 UPDATE as of January 12, 2021:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis First Peoples Economic Growth Fund (FPEGF), through assistance provided by the Government of Canada, is proud to announce that we are EXPANDING the Indigenous Business Stabilization Program (IBSP). The IBSP is designed to provide emergency support financing to eligible businesses owned by Manitoba First Nations and First Nation entrepreneurs in Manitoba.

The IBSP can now provide up to a maximum of $60,000 comprised of an interest-free loan of up to $40,000 and a non-repayable contribution of up to $20,000. The loan and contribution are issued together. The loan portion will have to be repaid within 48 months from the time you receive the financing.

If you have already received IBSP financing from FPEGF you may be eligible for an increase.

The IBSP is for eligible Manitoba businesses which have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, to help support their immediate working capital and operational needs. More details are in the Application form.


Please review and download the Application form here:

IBSP Emergency Loan Program Application (PDF Version)

IBSP Emergency Loan Program Application (Word Version)

If you have any questions, please email us at or call us at 1-888-942-6026 and ask for the IBSP Coordinator or your Loans Manager.

Entrepreneurs, are you ready to bring your dream business to life? Click on the video link below to learn how both First Peoples Economic Growth Fund and Futurpreneur can help with your business venture. You will discover how our organizations can work together to provide start-up financing for your business idea or acquisition.


For Existing FPEGF Clients:
While we continue to work remotely, most of the time, please Email or Phone your Loans Manager here at FPEGF with any questions you have. If you don’t have your Loan Manager’s Email call us at 1-888-942-6026 and follow the prompts to your Loan Manager’s cell number out of the office, or email .

All New Clients:
Please use the Contact Form at the top of this webpage OR please download and submit your application form for the regular FPEGF program you are applying to.

Employment Opportunity

As we continue to grow our loan portfolio of First Nation businesses, we will be looking for energetic people with education and experience in Commercial Loans and Indigenous Business Development.

If you have these skills, education and/or experience please submit your resume to .

+   Business Contribution Fund
+   Joint Venture Program
+   Entrepreneur Loan Program
+   Community Economic Expansion Program
+   Business Plan Assistance
+   Aftercare Program
+   Skills Development Program


An economic development initiative by The Province of Manitoba & The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc. (FPEGF) is a not-for-profit organization with the mandate to provide financing to support Manitoba First Nation business proposals that are economically viable.

The unique aspect of FPEGF is that it can provide a variety of support for First Nation owned businesses through a diverse portfolio of programs.

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