The Native American Agriculture Fund in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has introduced grants totaling $15 million in help of 100 and twelve tasks centered on constructing stronger meals techniques in Indian Nation.
The grants to greater than 100 organizations in twenty-eight states will present Native farmers and ranchers entry to credit score and financing, assist change community-driven meals techniques, and fund tribal efforts to construct value-added agricultural companies. Funding consists of $four.eight million to group improvement monetary establishments; $three.2 million to 501(c)(three) organizations; $2 million to tribal governments; $2 million to instructional organizations; and $three million in help of conventional meals, advocacy, and agriculture extension tasks. Recipients embody the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Monetary Companies in Portland, Oregon; the California Indian Museum and Cultural Middle in Santa Rosa; the Cheyenne River Youth Undertaking in Eagle Butte, South Dakota; Fort Lewis School in Durango, Colorado; the Indian Pueblo Cultural Middle in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Firm in Columbia Falls, Maine; and the Utah Diné Bikéyah in Salt Lake Metropolis.
“Our mission on the Native American Agriculture Fund is to make grants to sustainably construct tribal meals economies,” mentioned NAAF chief government Janie Hipp (Chickasaw). “This $15 million funding won’t solely develop our economies, it’s going to be certain that our Native meals techniques rebuild stronger than ever by way of the pandemic.”