Fertile Ground Grant Program

Welcome to the Fertile Ground Grant Program page! We are excited to be part of this project alongside the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), the Voices for Healthy Kids (AHA), and most importantly, YOU!

This grant opportunity was inspired by the 2016 Fertile Ground II Policy Convening participants, who voiced strong interest in strategies that could empower planning, organizing and building support for Native-led advocacy and policy change at local and regional levels. This grant opportunity is intended to allow for thoughtful planning and engagement with strategic approaches to policy change for sustainable community health improvements. Click here for a full press release. 

Eligibility

Funding will be limited to entities that meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • Organization or fiscal sponsor is a U.S. based Tribal nation or a Native American-controlled, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; AND
  • Applicant has successful examples of current and previous efforts focused on improving nutrition, food access, and the health of Native communities; AND
  • Applicant has a well-articulated plan for thoughtful planning and engagement with strategic approaches to policy change for improved nutrition, food access, and wellness, honoring the wisdom and strength of Indigenous culture and traditions.

If you meet these eligibility requirements, we encourage you to read the full RFP by clicking here to learn more. When you’re ready to apply, please visit the application page here. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS DECEMBER 19, 2017 AT 6:00 PM CST.

If you would like to see a preview of the application questions to prepare before starting the application, please click here for a full list of application questions. This page is a great resource for you to leverage to ensure that you are meeting all application requirements and have all the necessary information needed to apply for this opportunity. 

For your success, please view a recording of our Technical Assistance Webinar for Prospective Grant Applicants.

Fertile Ground Grant Program Technical Assistance Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is to familiarize one with the Fertile Ground Grant Program as outlined in the RFP and to walk one through how to apply using the online grant portal. 

FAQs

YES, eligible programs are any organization or fiscal sponsor that is a U.S. based Tribal nation or a Native American-controlled, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.