NB3F Announces Grant Opportunities, Deadlines Jan 22

Promising Program & Capacity Building Grants

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce the 2016 “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grant and Capacity Building Grant Request For Applications (RFA).  

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 in Tribal Nations and Native American organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities.

Promising Program Grants ($40,000 each) will focus on existing healthy food/nutrition programming that engages Native American youth.

The Capacity Building Grants ($20,000 each) will focus on community health assessments and community planning around healthy food/nutrition. Both grants are one year long.

  • Application deadline for both grant opportunities is January 22, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. MST.
  • All applications must be submitted through NB3F’s online system.
  • Additional information including eligibility criteria, the full Request for Application (RFA), informational webinar registration, and the link to the online applications can be found on NB3F’s Promising Program Grant page and Capacity Building 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. 


Community Action Grant

In addition, the Community Action Grants Request For Applications (RFA) is currently open. As a new initiative, these 18 month long grants will build on the planning work conducted by Native American communities who are ready for the “next stage” of implementing their youth obesity and type-2 diabetes prevention strategies. This funding opportunity will NOT support direct service programming. Rather, these grants ($60,000 each) will support actions that are addressing systemic change by engaging the community at various levels to influence and promote Native American child health over the long term. 

  • The application deadline is December 18, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. MST.
  • Additional information including eligibility criteria, the full Request for Application (RFA) and the link to the online application can be found on NB3F’s Community Action Grant page.

For this particular grant cycle, applications will ONLY be accepted from the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin.


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

For questions, please contact [email protected] or 505-867-0775.

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