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October 1, 2020

For Immediate Release
Oct. 1, 2020

MCN Secretary of the Nation releases out-of-state business relief program

MCN citizen-owned businesses eligible for up to $50,000

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council approved the MCN Coronavirus Citizen-Owned Business Relief Program in June to provide economic development relief grants to MCN Citizen-owned businesses and enterprises for expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic consistent with Title V of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Beginning Oct. 1, out of state MCN citizen-owned businesses can apply for the MCN Coronavirus Citizen-Owned Business Relief Program.  Applicants must acknowledge that receipt of the grant may be considered gross income by the Internal Revenue Services and, therefore, may be taxable. As such, MCN may issue a 1099 to the recipient if necessary.

Program Details 

MCN Citizen-Owned Businesses are eligible for up to $50,000 in grant support to purchase personal protective equipment, to cover utilities, mortgage or rental expenses, or to make minor renovations that support social distancing.  Payroll expenses are also eligible if they are related to closures or additional needs for employees in response to the Pandemic.

Application Requirements 

Applicants must verify citizenship and business ownership, including itemized list of expenses related to business interruption and a point of contact for follow up documentation.

Applications for the program can only be obtained through the Secretary of the Nation and Commerce Office (SNC).

If you wish to request an application or for more information, contact Zech Harjo at:, (918) 549-2767 or (918) 758-8782.