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I Strengthen My Nation: American Indian/Alaska Native Youth Projects to Stand Against Substance Misuse

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.

Sponsors
National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Jul 7, 2021
Contact

Contact by challenge:

Purpose

I Strengthen My Nation is a challenge program that will award funding to youth-led projects to enhance resilience against substance misuse in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

There are two separate challenges.

Eligibility

Eligibility by challenge:

  • Community Projects Created by Youth to Stand Against Substance Misuse:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents 14-25 years of age, ideally those with a deep knowledge of American Indian and Alaska Native culture
    • Groups may be comprised of individuals assembled for the purpose of the challenge or from existing entities, such as youth councils, nonprofit organizations, and student councils
    • All groups must designate a group leader to act as the primary contact person and accept prize money on the group's behalf. The designated leader or mentor must have a bank account for prize money to be awarded. If the designated leader is under 18 years old at the time of submission, the prize will be paid to the leader's parent or legal guardian who provided signed permission to participate.
  • Artistic Expressions of Resilience to Stand Against Substance Misuse:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents 14-25 years of age, ideally those with a deep knowledge of American Indian and Alaska Native culture
    • Acceptable artwork includes, but is not limited to visual, literary, multimedia, and performance art.
    • Groups may be comprised of individuals assembled for the purpose of the challenge or from existing entities, such as youth councils, nonprofit organizations, and student councils
    • Groups must consist of at least 2 members and clearly show how each group member contributed to the project to qualify
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Awards by challenge:

  • Community Projects Created by Youth to Stand Against Substance Misuse: Up to $10,000 per entry, minimum prize $2000, total funding available $85,000
  • Artistic Expressions of Resilience to Stand Against Substance Misuse: $500 for individual entries, $1,000 for group entries, total funding available $15,000
Application process

Submission by challenge:

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · Culture and cultural competency · Substance use and misuse



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