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Deadline: July 14, 2014

Notah Begay III Foundation: Promising Program Grants

The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation’s “Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures” program is a national initiative to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities. NB3 has issued a request for proposals for its second round of “Promising Program” grants. The purpose is to partner with Native communities to strengthen existing youth-focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs and build capacity for program evaluation.

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

  • Nutrition education and child/youth engagement through community gardens (i.e. farm to school programming)
  • Child/Youth engagement through organized sports programs
  • Child/Youth focused community physical activity (i.e. walking trails, outdoor activities)
  • Child/Youth leadership development through nutrition education and physical fitness programming

Policy Change: In addition to strengthening areas of program implementation and building capacity to conduct program evaluation, this grant is targeted at identifying policy interventions to combat childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Policy change can be large, like adapting a tribal youth fitness policy or smaller scale such as offering healthy snack options at meetings/events or creating “junk food free zones” at program sites. As a requirement of this grant, each grantee must develop at least one policy intervention that will be addressed during the grant period. Technical assistance will be provided to assist in this area of targeted change.

Amount: Grants of up to $40,000 each will be made.

Eligibility: Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or 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 grantees from three specific regions – the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas).


Note: An informational webinar will be held on June 17th at 11:00am MST. The webinar is optional for applicants but registration is required. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Monday, June 16th.

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