FINANCING & PROGRAMS
Akiptan is a Native American Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides loans and technical assistance to those in Native agriculture. Akiptan offers a whole suite of services that include financing youth, start ups, operating costs and ownership. Our CDFI takes it a step further and works with the client to assist with technical support as well as provide financial literacy training to help create a knowledgeable borrower.
Climate Smart Pledge.
Native agriculture is largely regenerative by nature. Taking care of our resources so they take care of us is innate in our producers.
Akiptan helps our producers to continue their regenerative practices and empowers producers with their new conservation goals.
Youth are a key part of the agriculture industry, which is why Akiptan also has a youth loan product. Youth are able to borrow up to $5,000.
Akiptan's general loan can be used for many different purposes to meet the different needs of producers. Activities like buying cattle, green houses, equipment, etc. are all eligible. Producers are able to borrow up to $250,000.
OPERATING LOAN & LINE OF CREDIT
In order to make sure that Akiptan can fully service a client's needs, we also have operating and line of credit products where producers can borrow up to $250,000.
LAND MORTGAGE & DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE
To address land ownership issues, such as highly fractionated land, Akiptan has developed a product that fits those needs. Producers can borrow up to $250,000.
TRADITIONAL LOAN VERSE INTEREST ONLY OPTIONS
Akiptan, being a Native CDFI, has the unique ability to develop loan programs that can truly benefit Natives in agriculture. Akiptan is able to provide a traditional loan where a certain amount of money is borrowed and repaid back over several years. But, Akiptan is also able to provide a loan that allows for upfront capacity growth by “Investing” in your operation with an interest only payment option for several years before repaying the principal. This is what Akiptan calls the "Investment Option." The Interest Only Option was designed to provide an opportunity for initial capacity and development growth for up to five years due to the small, interest only payments. After the five years of investment time is completed, the loan is then switched over to a traditional loan with principal repayment starting.
Check out this blog that explains the Interest Only Option in more detail HERE.
AKIPTAN INTEREST ONLY OPTION
To apply, we invite you to complete our online intake form below.
Once the form is completed our Loan Administrator will reach out to you with next steps.
The Intake form helps to Akiptan get to know you and your operation.
View our webinar library to learn more about your balance sheets, cash flow statements, general tax information and more.