Published August 11, 2019
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Native American Agriculture Fund announces its inaugural Request for Applications (RFA) in support of Native agriculture. Since NAAF was launched in 2018, our Board of Trustees and staff have taken steps to craft a strategy that can begin to realize the promise we knew was possible when NAAF was created. Agriculture across Indian Country is as diverse as our Native nations and we hope the applications for funding will reflect that diversity. Native farmers and ranchers are key to the success of Native food systems and diversification of our agriculture economies. We look forward to the next step on this journey.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to view the RFA at NativeAmericanAgricultureFund.org/grants. The request for applications opened on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Eligible applicants must submit a complete application no later than Monday, September 30, 2019, by 11:59 pm CDT.
Grants will be made in the mission areas of business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services. We are also accepting applications across four special emphasis areas listed in the RFA on our website.
Eligible grant recipients are:
– 501(c)(3) organizations
– Educational organizations
– Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) or Native CDFIs, and
– State and federally recognized tribes
Prospective applicants may register for informational RFA webinars at NativeAmericanAgricultureFund.org/grants-webinar. Technical assistance relating strictly to the application process will be available by dedicated phone and email contacts listed in the RFA.
For grant-related questions; email grants@NativeAmericanAgricultureFund.orgor call 479-445-6226.