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Deadline: August 23, 2016

First Nations Development Institute: Nutrition Education for Native American Communities

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) has launched the “Nutrition Education for Native American Communities” project that will provide grant support to Native communities interested in starting or expanding nutrition education programing for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) recipients. Supported programs will expand access to nutrition education programs in Native communities and measure the effectiveness of education interventions.

First Nations recognizes that accessing healthy food is a challenge for many Native American children and families. An important local food access program that helps the most vulnerable individuals and families in Native communities is FDPIR. Because of a variety of issues including inadequate funding, many FDPIR programs do not have the opportunity to provide nutrition education to their constituents. This grant opportunity is intended to expand these opportunities for local programs and will support FDPIR programs that are looking to provide or expand nutrition workshops, cooking classes/food demonstrations, healthy recipe development, development and dissemination of educational materials and more.

Amount: A total of up to 30 grants of $10,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility: FDPIR programs looking to initiate or expand culturally- and community-based nutrition education projects that will encourage Native individuals and families to improve their nutrition and healthy habits are encouraged to apply. Organizations eligible to apply for this opportunity will be Indian tribal organizations,  other programs that are National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (NAFDPIR) members, FDPIR programs, and tribal programs or nonprofit organizations working with FDPIR programs. State agencies that run FDPIR programs are not eligible to apply; proposals must come from communities themselves.

Link: http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2016FDPIR

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