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FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Grant Opportunities

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This gallery features nutrition related grant opportunities that ITOs and FDPIR program operators may be eligible to apply for. Grants are a great way to secure funding to pursue specific nutrition-related projects and initiatives

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Nutrition Security for Indigenous Youth

Newman's Own Foundation
This request for proposals was developed in collaboration with Tahoma Peak Solutions, a Native woman-owned firm focused on empowering and building up communities in Indian Country. Through this RFP, Newman's Own Foundation will support organizations that build on the strengths of Native communities to enhance nutrition security for Native youth. To accomplish this, they are seeking organizations that are focused on improving nutrition security for indigenous youth. For full details of this opportunity, information on eligibility, and instructions on how to apply, visit the website.

Farmers Market Promotion Program

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products by developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities.

Regional Food System Partnerships

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) program supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The program focuses on strengthening the viability and resilience of regional food economies through collaboration and coordination.

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GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant

With the generous support of the Indigenous Peoples Fund at Tides Foundation, First Nations will establish a Gather Food Sovereignty Grant that will support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems. This opportunity is targeting emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal Food Sovereignty. Through the first round of the Gather Food Sovereignty Grant, First Nations expects to award up to 13 grant awards of approximately $32,000 to support Native American-led food sovereignty work.

High Tunnel (Hoop House) System Initiative

United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Have a resource concern you are ready to address or a management system you want to try? We are ready to help. Applications for EQIP​ financial assistance are accepted throughout the year. Specific deadlines are set for ranking and funding opportunities within each state. The best way to learn if EQIP is a good fit for you is by contacting your local NRCS office. If you choose to move forward, your local NRCS conservationist will guide you through applying for the program.

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The Native American Agriculture Fund

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is a private, charitable trust serving Native farmers and ranchers through strategic grantmaking in the areas of business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services. NAAF was created from the historic Keepseagle v. Vilsack litigation settlement (see ‘History’).

NAAF grantmaking activities are governed by the Trust Agreement and final award decisions are made by our Board of Trustees. We constantly seek feedback from the public about funding priorities through our online survey and general emails to

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First Nations Development Institute Grant seeker Resources

First Nations Development Institute
First Nations has compiled a list of documents to assist grant seekers applying for funding. These documents include previous year’s funding cycle, tips for creating successful applications and avoiding common rejection reasons, guidelines for using a fiscal sponsor, and frequently asked questions regarding First Nations’ eligibility and application process.

FDPIR Nutrition Education Grants

United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Since 2008, FNS has been awarding funding for nutrition education projects through the Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grants. Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) and state agencies that are current FDPIR allowance holders (have a direct agreement with FNS to administer FDPIR) are eligible to apply for funds to conduct projects that provide nutrition information and services to FDPIR participants.

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Free Tribal Grant Writing Training and Resources

Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
This site offers Tribes a variety of downloadable resources and video lectures about the grant writing process, as well as train-the-trainer materials. Tribes may also contact AAIP for information on in-person workshops.

Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program

United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. CFPs are designed to create community-based food projects with objectives, activities and outcomes that are in alignment with Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) primary goals. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the CFPCGP. PPs are to focus on a defined community and describe in detail the activities and outcomes of the planning project.

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Urban Agriculture Grants and Engagement Opportunities

United States Department of Agriculture Office, of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production
Urban agriculture generally refers to the cultivation, processing and distribution of agricultural products in urban and suburban settings, including things like vertical production, warehouse farms, community gardens, rooftop farms, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic facilities, and other innovations.

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Healthy Lifestyles in Youth Program

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) Healthy Lifestyles in Youth (HLY) program provides funds for obesity prevention activities at Native Boys & Girls Clubs. This program promotes healthy lifestyles for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth using the curriculum “Together Raising Awareness for Indian Life” (TRAIL) among selected Native Boys and Girls Club sites. Under this cooperative agreement, IHS proposes to enter into a collaborative effort/initiative with an entity that has experience working with Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), experience working with and implementing the TRAIL curriculum, and overall expertise and experience in addressing and evaluating healthy lifestyle techniques in AI/AN youth.

Interested in contributing content to the FDPIR Sharing Gallery? Send your recipes, photos, nutrition education materials, and other resources to

USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) facilitated the development of this Sharing Gallery. Materials placed here do not reflect the policies of FNS, and FNS does not conduct thorough reviews of materials submitted for placement here.

Page updated: May 29, 2024