Supporting the Manitoba First Nation Business Community

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, FPEGF has automatically extended the Deferral of All loan Payments for All our clients to a total period of 6 Months, starting on April 1st, 2020. (Therefore, your regular loan payments will start again on October 1st, 2020). Also, Interest won’t be accruing on any loan during this 6-month period.

Please continue to check the Government websites on Covid-19 Assistance Programs and try to apply for the appropriate program for your situation.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Again, due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation we are able to report a slight change and a bit more detail to the Indigenous Business Stabilization Program (IBSP) announced on April 18th by the Federal Government. While our priority is to provide this emergency support funding to eligible existing clients of ours, we are now proud to report that we are also able to consider Applications for funding from eligible First Nation owned businesses in Manitoba that are Not currently clients of ours.

The IBSP can provide up to a maximum of $40,000 comprised of 75% interest-free loan and 25% non-repayable contribution. If your application is approved, the 75% loan portion will have to be repaid within 48 months of the time you receive the funding. The IBSP is designed for businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19, to help support their eligible working capital and operational needs. More details and an Application Form will be ready soon and can be downloaded from this website when available. Please keep checking our website for further updates in the days and weeks ahead.

While we continue to work remotely, 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 Applicants please use the Contact Form under the Contact Tab at the top of this webpage.

Please stay safe and contact us at any time.

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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