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First Nations Development Institute: Seeds of Native Health Grants

Deadline: May 21, 2015

First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is accepting proposals for its “Seeds of Native Health” grant program under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). The purpose of the Seeds of Native Health campaign is to support Native tribes and organizations working to eliminate food insecurity, promote access to fresh and healthy foods, and provide increased access to nutritional programs aimed at improving the overall nutrition and health of Native people and communities.

Seeds of Native Health grants support projects that focus on strengthening Native food systems and improving the health and nutrition of Native people and communities. Desired programs and/or projects will noticeably improve a tribe or Native organization’s effort to increase access to traditional, fresh, and healthy foods and increase access to nutrition-related programs aimed at improving the overall nutrition and health of Native people and communities. Moreover, selected proposals will increase awareness of and involvement with the tribe and/or where communities’ 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: Sixteen grant awards ranging from $30,000 to $40,000 each will be awarded under this project.

Eligibility: U.S.-based Native American-controlled nonprofit 501(c)(3), tribes and tribal departments, tribal organizations, or Native American community-based groups committed to increasing healthy food access in rural and reservation-based Native communities and improving the health and well-being of Native American children and families.

Link: http://firstnations.org/grantmaking/2015SONH

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