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Native Youth and Culture Fund

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

First Nations Development Institute
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 12, 2019
Application: May 1, 2019

The Native Youth and Culture Fund provides grants for projects that focus on youth and incorporate culture and tradition to address social and health issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, and mental health.

Projects should focus on one or more of the 4 program priority areas.

  1. Preserving, strengthening or renewing cultural and/or spiritual practices, beliefs, and values
  2. Engaging both youth and elders in activities that demonstrate methods for documenting traditional knowledge, practices, and/or beliefs, where culturally appropriate
  3. Increasing youth leadership and their capacity to lead through integrated educational or mentoring programs
  4. Increasing access to and sharing of cultural customs and beliefs through the use of appropriate technologies (traditional and/or modern), as a means of reviving or preserving tribal language, arts, history, or other culturally relevant topics

Eligible applicants are native-controlled nonprofit organizations and native-controlled community organizations.

Examples of eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:

  • Federal and state recognized Tribal governments
  • Native controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Native controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship
  • Native IRS Section 7871 organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $19,500
Award floor: $5,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 20

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application system are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Submit a Stage I proposal online by March 12, 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a Stage II proposal, with a deadline of May 1, 2019.

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Cultural competency · Mental health · Social determinants of health · Substance abuse · Teen pregnancy

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