The Kalispel Tribe of Indians consists of 474 members who currently reside on the Kalispel Reservation in northern, rural Washington. Due to the remoteness of the reservation, tribal members must travel long distances to obtain basic amenities such as food and affordable fuel.
Clearinghouse CDFI provided $9 million of NMTC allocation for the development of a healthy foods grocery store, fuel station, and storage facility in Cusick, WA on Kalispel tribal land.
Once complete, the new 10,000 sq. ft. facility will provide easy access to healthy food options and affordable fuel for tribal members. The project will create 35 construction jobs and 20 full-time positions in this low-income community.