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Grants available for efforts addressing Native nutrition and health

The Fertile Ground Policy Innovation Fund is now accepting grant proposals.

Grantees will be awarded $50,000 to $80,000 each to support Native-led efforts aimed at advancing new policies and innovative policymaking approaches that benefit Native nutrition and health.

This fund is a part of the Fertile Ground campaign, an initiative of Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s (SMSC) Seeds of Native Health campaign and the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids initiative.

The $1.6 million Policy Innovation Fund is a continuation of the SMSC and AHA’s partnership to promote Native-led dietary health advocacy, which first began in 2015.

Other elements of the campaign include leadership development, technical assistance and movement-building activities to support the growing nutrition and health movement in Indian Country.

Grant applications will be administered through the First Nations Development Institute. The application deadline is Nov. 14.

For more information visit https://seedsofnativehealth.org.

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