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First Nations Development Institute

In response to the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on Indian Country, specifically in California, First Nations is awarding up to 10 grants of $10,000 each to help California Native tribal organizations and nonprofits sustain and thrive through this challenging time.

The California Tribal Fund COVID-19 Response: Recovery & Resilience grant opportunity is designed to provide general operating support to California-based, California-Native-led nonprofits and tribal programs that currently work to support Indigenous control over food, water, languages, traditional ecological knowledge, and land within their respective tribal communities. California Native-led organizations that focus on projects and programs that promote long-term resilience and sustainability, along with recovery-based projects post COVID-19, are encouraged to apply.

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The grant is made possible through First Nations’ California COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and administered through the newly launched California Tribal Fund, which was created to address both the unique circumstances of California Native communities and the lack of philanthropic support for California Native causes.

The application window for the California Tribal Fund COVID-19 Response: Recovery & Resilience grant is open now, and the application deadline is November 20, 2020.

Access the grant application here

Questions about applying?

First Nations hosted two optional Q&A webinars to provide an overview of the application process and address any questions. Miss the webinars? Download recordings and presentation slides here

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