The First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is seeking applications for its Gather Food Sovereignty Grant to support Native American-led food sovereignty work.
With the generous support of the Indigenous Peoples Fund at Tides Foundation, First Nations will establish a Gather Food Sovereignty Grant that will support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems.
- Total requests for project budgets within this funding opportunity should not exceed $32,000.
- The grant period for this funding opportunity will commence March 1, 2021, and end February 28, 2022.
- Examples of allowable activities under this funding opportunity include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting a community food assessment to examine the economic impact of food system assets and plan next steps,
- Projects aimed at increasing local food system control, including increasing access to fresh and healthy foods,
- Increasing local food distribution and marketing to end-use institutions (eg: schools or local and tribal businesses) and larger markets, and/or
- Strategic Community planning around food sovereignty projects
- Increasing the capacity of food producers to manage environmental, community, and social/political impacts of policy on their food system
- Examples of unallowable activities under this funding opportunity include:
- Capital construction projects (including the construction, purchase, renovation, and/or furnishing of facilities)
- Funding of individuals
- Development campaigns
- Scholarships or tuition assistance
Types of eligible applicants include, but are not limited to:
- Federal- and State-Recognized Tribal Governments (Tribal Government Programs, such as Tribal Arts Programs, Heritage Departments, Economic Development Entities, etc.)
- Native-controlled 501(c)(3) nonprofits
- Native-controlled community organizations with fiscal sponsorship
- Native 7871 Organizations
For more information, visit https://www.firstnations.org/rfps/6549/