The Notah Begay III Foundation announces “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program grant opportunity

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2015 “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grant Request For Proposals (RFP).  Thanks to the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and their recently launched national campaign, “Seeds of Native Health”, the NB3F will provide needed investment to tribes and native organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities. Click here for a list of 2014-2015 grantees.

Seeds of Native Health is a comprehensive, national campaign to improve Native American nutrition through capacity building, education, and research, supported by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.  The campaign builds on localized efforts to solve the problems of Indian nutrition and hopes to raise awareness, spread knowledge, create capacity for change, and develop additional solutions on a broader scale.

“Native American nutrition problems have many causes, but we know that good health starts with good nutrition,” said SMSC Secretary/Treasurer Lori Watso, a champion for the campaign who has spent much of her career in community public health. She provided the original idea for the SMSC’s nutrition campaign.

The application deadline is July 20, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. MDT. All applications must be submitted through NB3F’s online system. NB3F plans to award grants up to $40,000 each to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through healthy nutrition programs.  Additional information including eligibility criteria, the full Request for Proposal (RFP) and the link to the online application can be found on NB3F’s Promising Program Grant page.

Applications will be accepted from throughout the United States. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota.

An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. Participation is encouraged and registration is required. To access the registration link please click here.  Deadline for registering is Monday, June 22.

Please share this opportunity with colleagues, tribal leadership, community and non-profit leaders whose interests align with this initiative.