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Grants to USA Native American Nonprofits, Tribal Governments in Multiple States for Childhood Obesity, Diabetes


Geographic Focus

USA: MinnesotaNorth DakotaSouth DakotaWisconsin

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Seeds of Native Health Promising Program Grant

Notah Begay III Foundation,(NB3) with support from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #166473

Grant Description

Grants of up to $40,000 to Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin Native American nonprofits and tribes for established programs that engage Native children (ages 2 -17) in ongoing healthy nutrition programming. Applicants must register for the December 15 informational webinar.

Applications are accepted from throughout the USA; however, priority will be given to applicants located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The purpose of the Promising Program Grant is to:

1) Strengthen existing programs focused on childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through healthy nutrition and access to healthy foods;

2) Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to evaluate their programming and;

3) Assist communities and organizations in building their capacity to implement policy change.

Examples of proposed work could be but are not limited to, community gardens (i.e. farm to school programming, planting, harvesting); traditional food knowledge; nutrition education or understanding access to nutritious foods (grocery /farmer’s market tours, understanding nutrition labels, food journaling, taste testing, cooking classes, etc.).

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations eligible to apply include:

-U.S. based Native American-controlled nonprofits 501(c)(3)
-Federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs
-Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor

Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An informational webinar for Promising Grant Program applicants will be held on Tuesday, December 15, at 10:00 AM MST. Participation is highly encouraged and registration is required. Registration will close when capacity is reached.

To access the registration link, please click here:

Pre-Application Information:

Apply online here:

Return to an application in progress here:

All applicants will be notified of award or decline the week of February 22, 2016 and grant disbursement will commence by March 15, 2016.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $40,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is one year from March 1, 2016 – March 1, 2017.

Contact Information:

Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer
505-867-0775 ext.269

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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