The Wallace Center is accepting applications promoting food hubs. They expect to fund between 15 to 30 applications ranging from $10,000 to $75,000. Deadline to apply is March 30, 2014.
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services is currently accepting applications in five different areas. Food and agriculture projects probably best fit under the economic development related areas. Applications, which are due April 15th, may be up to $500,000 and can last multiple years. Here is a list of past grant awards.
As part of the Food Sovereignty Summit, our Mobile Farmers Market will be organizing a seed swap and trading market. Toward the end of each day on Tuesday and Wednesday (April 15th & 16th), about 4:00pm, we’ll have extra tables by our exhibit area available for Native artists and seed savers to display their goods for trade and/or sale. We’ll keep the tables open until around 6:00pm when dinner starts, and there is no fee to participate – just bring your seeds and artwork and help us by spreading the word.
USDA announced the availability of farm to school grants this week. The application deadline is April 30, 2014 and there are three types of grants 1) planning, 2) implementation, and 3) support service.
We have a very limited number of scholarships available for the Food Sovereignty Summit, April 14-17 in Green Bay at the Oneida’s Radisson Hotel and Convention Center. Scholarships are available to individuals from the Great Lakes Region and will cover lodging and registration.
Please fill out the following form if you are interested.
Another First Nations Development Institute grant opportunity is available with their Youth and Culture Fund for projects aimed at addressing a variety of social issues. Approximately 20 grants ranging between $5,000 and $20,000 will be awarded. The application deadline is March 20th, 2014.
First Nations Development Institute (FNDI) is currently accepting applications as part of the Native American Food System Initiative (NAFSI) for projects aimed at promoting elderly nutrition. Projects encouraging intergenerational learning will be given additional consideration.
FNDI expects to make between four and five awards at a maximum amount of $25,000. The application deadline is March 14th. More information and the online application are available at http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2014nafsi.
Your sweetheart deserves authentic gifts. The Mobile Farmers Market has traveled far and wide to bring you the best hand made gifts through the Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes Road Trip. Earrings are priced $20-$30 and come from freshly made maple candies from Minnesota’s north woods. Learn more by clicking on the image or following this link: https://squareup.com/market/mobile-farmers-market/valentines-special
The Mobile Farmers Market is making a special “Reconnecting the Tribal Trade Routes Roadtrip” this winter on an effort to bring more awareness to unique Native products and strengthen connections among the producers across the nation. Also check out the Mobile Farmers Market Facebook page for regular updates.