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Strengthening Native Programs and Feeding Families Grant

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Sponsor
First Nations Development Institute
Deadlines
Mar 31, 2022
Contact

Richard Elm-Hill
360.303.3937
relmhill@firstnations.org

Purpose

First Nations Development Institute will provide grants to tribes, native-run nonprofit organizations, and native community groups that are addressing food insecurity through food distribution.

Allowable activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Building on needed or existing infrastructure
  • Supporting logistics such as food safety, processing, packaging, and transportation
  • Capacity building for the organization and staff
  • Networking for food recovery to collect edible, safe foods that would otherwise be discarded and distribute them to hungry families
  • Accessing healthy foods traditional to a native diet

The program seeks to fund projects that:

  • Demonstrate the ability to strengthen the indigenous food system or build organizational capacity
  • Provide a clear plan of action with specific, measurable, and realistic goals and objectives
  • Present a logical program implementation timeline and budget
  • Have the ability to track, measure, and share the impact of the project
  • Demonstrate the capacity or desire to source and distribute at least 5,000 pounds of food during the grant period
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federal and state recognized tribal governments
  • Tribal government programs such as tribal arts programs, heritage departments, and economic development entities
  • Native-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • Native-controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship
  • Native 7871 organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $10,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 12

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Grantseeker resources

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native ยท Food security and nutrition

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