Protecting our future.

We are a Native-led non-profit organization serving the communities of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. We help create a stronger reservation economy while maintaining strong connections to our land, our traditional values and our cultural history.

We provide financial opportunities to stimulate economic development  by promoting self-sufficiency, self-determination and an enhanced quality of life for the reservation communities. 

We offer the tools, resources and training to help individuals, families and entrepreneurs create better lives and a stronger community.

What we provide:


We offer Small Business Development Training and Workshops through the year. PPCD also offers Small Business Loans up to $5,000.



PPCD partners with Chief Dull Knife College Extension Service to provide FREE income tax assistance by IRS Certified Volunteers every year


PPCD offers Credit Builder Loans within a range of $200 to $1000


We partner with Northern Cheyenne Housing Authority to offer the monthly "Financial Fitness" course

News and Events.

September 30, 2020

Montana Indian Equity Fund

Small Business Grant

Enrolled members of Montana's federally recognized tribes can apply for a Small Business Grant up to $14,000.00 to assist start-up or expansion of your Small Business. Apply online at  and ask PPCD Staff how we can help you apply!

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People's Partner from Community Development staff were recognized by Montana Governor, Steve Bullock.  Governor Bullock hand delivered certificates for 2016's recipients of the Montana Indian Equity Fund and to PPCD & CDKC Extension Service Staff for their work in helping clients apply for the grant. 

People's Partner is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).  CDFI's are financial institutions that focus on personal lending and business development efforts in local communities. CDFIs can receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

People's Partner for Community Development

PO Box 955

Lame Deer, MT 59043


Phone:  406-477-7723, 406-477-7724

Sharon Small, Executive Director

Tommy Robinson, Program Manager

Peggy Fredericks, Community Facilitator

Kurri Harris, Loan Administrator

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Our office is located at Courtesy Cash, 509 Cheyenne Ave. South in Lame Deer, MT.