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The Seeds of Native Health campaign is excited to announce our partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) to create a grant program that supports health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities. 

The new Fertile Ground Grant Program funds tribes, Native advocates, Native youth, and Native-led organizations to create sustainable community health improvements through nutrition and food sovereignty efforts. The grants of up to $35,000 will provide support for: 

  • Native-led convenings to identify community health priorities 
  • Advocacy and policy strategies that address improving health outcomes 
  • Access to healthy food 
  • Food sovereignty work rooted in tradition, culture, and Indigenous knowledge

The program is funded by $100,000 from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community through its Seeds of Native Health philanthropic campaign and $100,000 from the AHA through its Voices for Healthy Kids campaign. AICAF will serve as the intermediary partner and administer the program. 

Applications for grants are due December 19, 2017. 

Click here to apply for a Fertile Ground Grant

 

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