OHSWEKEN, ON –May 29, 2019 – The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) has announced their shortlist list for the 2019 Second Call for Grassroots Applications community investment. The shortlisting process consists of applications that are deemed complete and are within the scope of the 2019 EDT guidelines and warrant further evaluation by the Economic Development Trustees. After the initial screening process by the EDT, all 10 submitted Grassroots applications have been shortlisted.

The shortlist presentations will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Six Nations Tourism Building (2498 Chiefswood Road, Ohsweken ON). Community members are invited to observe these free presentations to learn more about these Grassroot organizations and their shortlisted proposals. The shortlisting process was designed to give Trustees a more wholesome and clearer picture of groups projects and applications.

The EDT allocated $150,00.00 for the Second Call for Grassroots applications in 2019. A total of 10 applications were submitted, with a total request of $105,648.42. Any surplus funds will be utilized in the 2020 Call for Applications which is anticipated to launch in July 2019.  From these applications, all 10 were deemed complete. Successful recipients will be notified on July 8, 2019. Once recipients complete and return the funding agreements, they will then have from July 8 to December 1, 2019 to utilize the approved funds.

Since 2016, the Economic Development Trust has invested over $9.4 million into the collective betterment of the Six Nations People, this is made possible through annual distributions of surplus profits by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC).

For more information or to view a complete list of shortlisted applicants and presentation times visit:  www.sndevcorp.ca/trust.

Saturday June 15, 2019
  Time Applicant Project Name
1 9:20-9:40 The Six Nations Book Club The Six Nations Book Club
2 9:40-10:00 Christ Anglican Church Furnace Replacement & Security Lighting
3 10:00-10:20 Chapel of the Delaware Preserving the Chapel of the Delaware Church
4 10:20-10:40 Friends of Stump Hall Stump Hall Cemetary Revitalization
5 10:40-11:00 Six Nations Writers The Creators Game
6 11:00-11:20 Haudenosaunee Ways of Life We All Learn Our Ways of Life
7 11:20-11:40 Sweetgrass First Nations Council 2019 Language Conference – From Cradle to Grave
8 12:30-12:50 Friends of the Jake Thomas Learning Centre Jake Thomas Learning Centre Indigenous Languages Initiatives
9 12:50-1:10 The Golden Spoon The Golden Spoon
10 1:10-1:30 Outlandish Experiences Grand River Clans Ceilidh

About the Economic Development Trust
The Economic Development Trust (EDT) is the mechanism in which surplus profits generated by Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) are invested into the Six Nations Community for the collective benefit of its members. This model of distribution was a direct result of the 2011 community engagement study “We Gather Our Voices”. The EDT will continue to invest in the Six Nations Community in future years through yearly distributions made possible by SNGRDC. Economic Development Trustees include Rachel Martin (Chair), Jill Hill, Julie A. Hill, Cathy General and Alaina VanEvery. For more information visit www.sndevcorp.ca/trust/

About Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation:

Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 14 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing nearly 900 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, six wind and one hydroelectric project(s).  SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and directly employs over 140 employees through Nation Enterprise or the administration of Economic Interests projects. For more information please visit www.sndevcorp.ca

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