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Deadline: September 12, 2014

Notah Begay III Foundation: Capacity Building Grant Program

The Notah Begay III Foundation’s (NB3F’s) mission is to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes and support leadership development of Native American children through the development of evidence-based health and wellness programs, strategic grantmaking, research and advocacy.

The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant is to support:

  • Community Health Assessments (new or ongoing): to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes which will result in strategies and an action plan to address this health issue; and/or
  • Community Planning and Capacity Building: to create a community-driven action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes (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 to inform the development of an action plan: 1) Food sovereignty, food systems and healthy food access (i.e. # of healthy food outlets, available nutrition access, distance to grocery stores for fresh produce, understanding food security); 2) Built environment (i.e. #recreational facilities, walking paths, playgrounds, access to schools); 3) Physical activity (i.e. options for or participation rates for afterschool programming, sports programs, traditional physical activity); 4) Socioeconomics and demographics (i.e. poverty and economic levels, economic indicators, education, housing, language).
  • 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 of up to $20,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility: U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribes or tribal programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501 (c)(3) status. Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: New Mexico, Arizona (Southwest Region); Oklahoma, Texas (Southern Plains Region); Wisconsin, Minnesota (Upper Midwest Region).


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