First Nations Development Institute Invites Proposals|
for Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
Deadline: July 30, 2004 (Letters of Intent)
A grantmaking program of the First Nations Development
Institute ( http://www.firstnations.org/ ), the Eagle
Staff Fund provides support to help address the economic
development needs of rural Native communities.
The fund's Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
(NAFSI) has announced a Request for Letters of Intent for
its fourth grant cycle, with a focus on three specific
areas of priority: 1) local community food systems
projects; 2) agriculture-related business enterprises;
and 3) community connections around culture, food, diet,
Successful projects should draw upon traditional knowledge
in the local community, build relationships between youth
and elders, and explore traditional approaches to food and
In the past, First Nations has funded projects through
NAFSI ranging from $5,000 to $75,000, with terms ranging
from three to twelve months.
To qualify for ESF support, all projects must be located
on or linked through the provision of a service or product
to a reservation or rural Native community.
To learn more about NAFSI and/or for complete application
information, see the First Nations Web site.
RFP Link: http://www.firstnations.org/gEagle.asp