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Strengthening Native Programs and Feeding Families Grant

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First Nations Development Institute
Oct 5, 2023

Brickman House


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:

  • Serve and understand the food insecurity needs of Native American, Alaska Native, and/or Native Hawaiian communities
  • 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

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federal and state recognized tribal governments
  • Tribal government programs such as food distribution, food services, agriculture, heritage departments, and economic development entities
  • Native-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • Native-controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship
  • Native 7871 organizations
Geographic coverage
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 when applications are being accepted.

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Grantseeker resources

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Food security and nutrition · Human services · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Organizations (1)

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