Advocacy Efforts to Benefit Native American Nutrition and Health Funded
The mission of First Nations Development Institute is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. First Nations is now accepting grant proposals through a new program known as the Fertile Ground Advocacy Campaign under its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. These grants will support Native-led advocacy efforts to advance new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that will benefit Native American nutrition and health by improving access to healthy foods, reducing consumption of sugary beverages and foods, and strengthening food sovereignty work that is rooted in tradition, culture, and Indigenous knowledge. First Nations expects to award up to five grants of $75,000 to $100,000 each. The application deadline is April 9, 2019. Visit the First Nations website to download the request for proposals.