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American 1 Credit Union Committed to a $5 Million Partnership with Lean Rocket Lab LOCAL

American 1 Credit Union has committed to a $5 million partnership with Lean Rocket Lab LOCAL. This fund will be available to our 2022 LOCAL fellows, to gain access to capital in the form of small business loans.

We were also joined by the Walters Family Foundation who have committed to graciously a portion of the programming costs, totaling $100,000 over the next two years! 

Our LOCAL program is taking applications until 5pm on April 8th. This program is a six-week bootcamp program, followed by several months of mentorship and pitch preparation for selected businesses. Through an application process, each chose entity will have the opportunity to unlock milestone-based grants and consideration for additional funding through our new A1CU  loan fund.


This program started with a dream to support local businesses owners. Now, this dream has become a reality and we could not be more excited. 

If you would be interested in joining efforts to support LOCAL, please reach out to Christie Myers at