The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) declares $14 million in grants awarded to 54 organizations serving Native producers. This funding immediately advantages 141 sovereign Tribal Nations in 26 completely different states, impacting almost 125,000 Native farmers, ranchers, fishers, harvesters, and group producers.
This marks the third yr of grantmaking from the Native American Agriculture Fund Collectively with ‘quick monitor’ grants distributed in 2018 to organizations following the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class movement settlement. Grants awarded enhance entry to capital and diversify Native American agriculture economies by way of enterprise assist, agricultural education, technical assist, and advocacy providers to assist Native farmers and ranchers.
Right now’s funding will dedicate
• $4.6 million to Community Enchancment Monetary Institutions
• $2.2 million to 501(c)3 Organizations
• $1.5 million to Tribal Governments
• $1 million to Instructional Organizations
• $1 million to Agricultural Infrastructure
• $2.7 million to Starting Farmers and Ranchers
• $1 million to Local climate Resilience and Conservation
“Our prime precedence at NAAF is advancing Native American Agriculture. The 2021 funding announcement provides An further $14 million immediately invested inside Indian Nation. Through COVID-19, We now have seen the important Want To assemble and Pay money for resilient meals economies and enhance the work Native producers have been cultivating for generations. Our third spherical of funding is one other step forward enhancing livelihoods, the land, and the well being of our people.” said Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, CEO of the Native American Agriculture Fund.
As properly as to today’s $14 million funding, NAAF awarded $1 million in grants to organizations serving Native Youth earlier in 2021.
To study extra about this funding in Indian Nation’s meals system, view NAAF’s itemizing of grantees and factsheet.