Updated guidelines for Indigenous Environmental Network COVID-19 Emergency Mutual Aid Fund
Indigenous Environmental Network
Please note: due to overwhelming response, we are only able to fund a portion of the applications we receive. We are currently raising funds and can only distribute what we receive and will continue to do so as resources become available. We will prioritize groups and organizations who are offering mutual aid as part of community organized efforts. Thank you.
This rapid response support will be extended to community-based Indigenous peoples and organizations from the U.S. and Canada (Central and South America on a case-by-case basis), WHO EITHER ARE HELPING THE COMMUNITY WITH TRANSPORTATION AND ESSENTIAL NEEDS OR WHO HAVE LOST THEIR PRIMARY INCOME FROM A HOME BUSINESS.
These small grants of UP to $2,000 are being offered to assist with the following 3 situations:
1) FOR GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS ONLY, WHO ARE HELPING OTHERS: Purchase of essential provisions: food, water, medication, diapers, cleaning supplies, pet food, etc.
2) FOR GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS ONLY, WHO ARE HELPING OTHERS- Support with transportation for essential needs and provisions, such as medical appointments and clinic/hospital visits, medication, groceries etc.
3) THIS IS THE ONLY GRANT AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS, THOSE WHO'S MAIN SOURCE OF INCOME IS THEIR HOME BUSINESS- Home business slowdowns in sales and other cash flow difficulties (maybe your supplier is shut down, or a big order for an event is canceled). For this support “home business” is referring to things like quilting, regalia making, bead and quill work, moccasin making, basket making, pottery, silversmithing, etc.
All Our Relations,
Indigenous Environmental Network Leadership Team