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Notah Begay III Foundation: Capacity Building Grant Program

Deadline: August 19, 2015

The Notah Begay III Foundation’s (NB3F’s) mission is to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. NB3F’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures has announced its 2015 “Seeds of Native Health” Capacity Building Grants. The purpose of these grants is to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes through:

  • Community Health Assessments (new or ongoing) focused on healthy nutrition and healthy food access (i.e. focus groups, literature reviews, mapping, surveying, etc.)
  • Community Planning and Capacity Building focused on healthy nutrition and healthy food access (i.e. host stakeholder convenings, coalition building, and collaboration efforts)

Examples of proposed work could be but are not limited to:

  • Conduct a new or ongoing community health assessment focused on one or more of the following areas: food sovereignty, food systems, and healthy food access (i.e. # of healthy food outlets, available nutrition access, distance to grocery stores for fresh produce, ect.) to inform the development of an action plan
  • Provide education and training to target stakeholders and/or decision makers (i.e. tribal or program leadership, parents, community leaders, etc.) to develop a childhood obesity prevention action plan
  • Share relevant data and host stakeholder convenings and/or talking circles to formulate a collective vision and develop an action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Support strategic planning efforts, community surveys, and gathering input to create an action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes

Amount: Grants will be awarded up to $20,000 each.

Eligibility: U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofit 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a nonprofit 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.

Link: http://www.nb3foundation.org/grant-seekers/capacity-building-grants/

Note: An informational webinar will be held on July 14, 2015.

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