First Nations Development Institute: Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign Grant
First Nations Development Institute has launched the Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign that will provide grants to promote policy activity and development. The grants will support Native-led advocacy efforts to advance new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that will benefit Native American nutrition and health by improving access to healthy foods, reducing consumption of sugary beverages and foods, and strengthening food sovereignty work that is rooted in tradition, culture, and Indigenous knowledge. Other elements of the campaign include leadership development, technical assistance, and movement-building activities to support the growing nutrition and health movement in Indian Country.
To support the success of Native grantees and advocates, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF), a Native-governed nonprofit organization, will provide technical assistance as a part of this grant. This will include regular consultations with grantees, trainings, onsite visits and support for grantee convening and planning activities.
Amount: Up to seven grants of $50,000-$80,000 each are expected to be awarded.
Eligibility: Federal- and State-recognized Tribal governments (Tribal government programs such as food and agriculture programs, economic development entities, etc.); Native-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Native-controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship; and Native 7871 organizations.
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