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Deadline: March 25, 2015

First Nations Development Institute: Native Agriculture & Food Systems Initiative

First Nations Development Institute is accepting proposals for its Native Agriculture & Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). Through the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, First Nations plans to distribute up to eight grant awards averaging $26,000 to support projects that address food system control, food insecurity, and food deserts, with an emphasis on serving Native American children and families.

Desired projects will have a measurable impact on improving a tribe and/or tribal community’s efforts to increase access to healthy and fresh foods for vulnerable children, families, and communities.  Additionally, they will help increase awareness of and involvement with where their food comes from, expand knowledge of the linkages of food to Native cultures, and/or contribute to tribal economic growth and development with income from entrepreneurially-related food ventures.

Amount: Up to 8 awards with an average award size of $26,000 each.

Eligibility: U.S. based Native American-controlled, nonprofit 501(c)(3), tribal organizations, or Native American community-based groups.

Link: http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2015NAFSI

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