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First Nations Development Institute

First Nations is awarding up to 13 GATHER Food Sovereignty Grants of approximately $32,000 for work that contributes to a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems.

The deadline to apply for this grant funding is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars and be sure to complete your application by Thursday, January 14, 2021. All applications must be submitted via the First Nations online grant application system.

Did you miss the Q&A webinars?

First Nations hosted two free webinars for applicants to ask questions about the application, selection criteria, and guidelines. While participation in these webinars was not mandatory, there's still an opportunity to download webinar recordings and presentations. Access the materials here.

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The GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant is made possible through the Indigenous People's Fund of Tides Foundation, which accelerates the pace of social change, working with innovative partners to solve society’s toughest problems.

First Nations hopes to see your application soon! 

For questions, contact Rana LaPine at the contact information below.

About First Nations Development Institute

For 40 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – be they land, human potential, cultural heritage or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities. First Nations serves Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit

Program Contact:
Rana LaPine, First Nations Program Officer
rlapine@firstna​ or (303) 774-7836

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