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2012

11/27/2012
Greenhouse project expands horizons on St. Paul - The Dutch Harbor Fisherman
http://www.thedutchharborfisherman.com/article/1247greenhouse_project_expands_horizons_on_st

11/27/2012
Request for Proposals: Native Agriculture & Food Systems Initiative
Applications due: December 21, 2012
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting proposals for its Native Agriculture & Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI). Through the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, First Nations plans to make up to 10 awards averaging $37,500 to support projects working to address food systems, food insecurity, and food access in Native communities.

The goal of the NAFSI project is to build local and systemic infrastructure in Native American communities to address food system control, food insecurity, and food access, thereby benefiting Native American communities with increased access to healthy and fresh foods and greater awareness of and control over where their food comes from, while expanding knowledge of the links between food and Native cultures and between families' incomes and entrepreneurial food ventures.

Native American-controlled, nonprofits [501(c)(3)], tribal organizations designated as §7871 under the Internal Revenue Code, or community-based Native groups such as community garden projects, food banks, and/or food pantries that serve their communities are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to projects aimed at increasing the availability of healthy, locally produced foods in Native communities, reducing food insecurity, and entrepreneurship, and/or programs that create systemic change by increasing community control of local food systems. Moreover, this project will give priority to organizations that can assist and contribute to the development of emerging and promising practices in strengthening Native food systems.

Proposals will be accepted online and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Mountain Time on December 21, 2012.
Applicant Conference Calls

First Nations will host two conference calls for interested applicants. Conference calls provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions about the application, proposal criteria, or other proposal-related questions before the application deadline. Participation is NOT mandatory; however, applicants are encouraged to participate. Applicants can participate in one or both calls:

The first call will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. MST
The second call will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. MST

The toll-free call-in number for both calls is 1-877-427-7602. The conference code is 7315891721.
For additional information about this program, please email Raymond Foxworth, senior program and research officer, at rfoxworth@firstnations.org.

Click here for information on eligibility and to begin the application.

 

2011

10/12/2011 Food Security Updates Blog
by Robert Mikol
http://foodsecurityupdates.com

7/27/2011 Renewable Energy Powered Greenhouses Concept Paper
by Robert Mikol
2011-0301_RenewableEnergyPoweredGreenHouses_aConceptPaper.pdf (332K)

7/22/2011 Aleutian village feeds power dreams
http://www.alaskajournal.com/stories/072211/loc_avfpd.shtml

 


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