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Open to first time applicants only

Navajo Weaver

Eligibility for Navajo Artisans Relief Grant

Navajo Market

Eligibility for Navajo Small Business Relief Grant

To qualify for the Navajo Artisan Relief Grant, artists and artisans must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have revenue under $100,000 or will have to apply as Small Business. 

  2. Artistic Medium or Discipline: Individual should be organized as an artist in a specific medium or discipline in art or performance.

  3. Navajo Nation Membership: Individual must be an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.

  4. Commitment to Craft: Individuals must demonstrate a sustained commitment to your artistic work, career, and engagement with the public.

  5. Financial Hardship: Be facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  6. Age Requirement: Be at least 18 years of age.

  7. Independently Owned and Operated: Your artistic venture should be independently owned and operated.


Ensuring that you meet these criteria is essential when applying for the Navajo Artisan Relief Grant.

To be eligible for Navajo Small Business Relief Grant, your business must meet the following criteria:

  1. Financial Hardship: Your business must have faced financial challenges due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  2. Ownership: The business should be organized for profit and be at least 51% owned by a member enrolled in the Navajo Nation.

  3. Establishment Date: Your business must have been in operation before April 10, 2022.

  4. Revenue: The annual revenues of your business should be less than $3,000,000.

  5. Employee Count: The business must have 500 employees or fewer. Each individual employee, including owners, is considered one employee for this count.

  6. Registration: Your business should be registered, certified, or in the process of being certified or re-certified under the Navajo Business Regulatory Department or Navajo Business Registration.

  7. No Previous Reimbursement: Your business should not have received reimbursement from any other Federal program, CARES Act disaster relief programs (like the Paycheck Protection Program), or any other Navajo assistance program.

  8. Debts: If you owe delinquent debts to the Navajo Nation for taxes, non-rental related debts, rental-related debts, or other related loan obligations, contact the respective offices.

Required documents for Navajo Artisan Applicants:

  • ID - Tribal ID, Driver's License, or State ID

  • IRS Form W-9 Signed and Dated

  • Expense Receipts, Pay records, Tax Documents

Please have prepared and ready to take pictures and upload into the application system.



Download IRS Form W-9

Artisan Expenditure Form for updates

Small Business


Mailing Address for Document Submission:

HN4 Solutions, LLC

PO Box 3033

Fort Defiance, AZ 86504

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