Nipissing First Nation is getting $225,000 in provincial funding.

The money will help the first nation provide employment training services for abused/at risk women and the money comes from the Status of Women ministry.

Meantime, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli says $24,000 is going to the Microlending for Women in Ontario program.

It supports low income women who want to start their own business.

The funds will support them in a number of areas including skills development, entrepreneurial mentoring and literacy training.