They moved to Missoula to be closer to family, he said, and have noticed that people here are always on the lookout for more worldly flavors.
“I thought Dominican food would be a lot like Mexican food, but it’s not,” he said. “I’ve been there five times now, each time for about a month. (My wife) lives in a rural country area. It’s the real experience, not like the touristy areas.”
The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes’ Economic Development Office is now accepting applications for coronavirus business relief funds. The CSKT Small Business Relief Grants program offers over $1 million in federally allocated financial assistance to qualified CSKT-member-owned small businesses and active CSKT-member livestock producers in the recovery, stabilization, and adaptation of business operations. Funds can be used for working capital to support payroll, rent, accounts payable (such as utilities and vendors), debt services, and expenses related to shifts in operations (such as the purchase of personal protective equipment).
“We are eager to get capital in the hands of our small business owners impacted by the pandemic,” said Tribal Chairwoman Shelly Fyant. “CSKT Small Business Relief Grants will help revive the health of our Flathead Reservation economy.”
The full list of eligibility requirements and the online grant application portal may be accessed at csktbusinessrelief.com. Applicants will be prompted to create a free account with Submittable, the submission management software CSKT used to create the application, before answering a series of eligibility questions and providing contact information and proof of CSKT Tribal enrollment. Printed applications may be requested as well.