Native American Food Security Grant

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
NGO
Description: 

The purpose of the Native American Food Security project is to support Native organizations working to eliminate food insecurity among tribal elders in rural and/or reservation-based Native American communities in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. There is a particular focus on locally-grown, healthy foods, and assist in the development or expansion of locally-controlled and locally-based food systems that provide healthy foods to senior community members while also supporting local food producers and the local economy.

Category: 
Health, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: 
Individual awards between $20,000 and $25,000
Matching Funds: 
NA
Eligibility: 
Organizations must be located in and serving Native elders in Native communities within the following states: Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. The applicant organization’s target population must be primarily Native elders. Urban groups that work solely with off-reservation populations are not likely to receive funding. Organizations eligible to apply include : 1. Native American tribes, 2. Native-controlled 501(c)(3) organizations, 3. Tribal §7871 organizations, 4. Community organizations without 501(c)(3) status with an appropriate fiscal sponsor, and tribal colleges or tribal schools with programs that meet the spirit of this grant initiative.
Contact Information: 
For questions email Raymond Foxworth, Policy and Research Program Officer, at rfoxworth@firstnations.org.