Capacity Building Grants


Capacity Building Grant RFP is now OPEN!

Applications accepted until Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00pm MST

For a copy of the Building Capacity RFP click HERE

All applicants must be submitted through our online application system.

NEW applications for this RFP click HERE

If you are RETURNING to a SAVED application for this RFP click HERE

For frequently asked questions and useful resources to assist you in applying, please click on the Application Resources tab on the left.

The purpose of the Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Capacity Building Grant is to support:

1)    Community Health Assessments (new or ongoing): to better understand the root causes of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes which will result in strategies and an action plan to address this health issue; or 

2)    Community Planning and Capacity Building: to create a community-driven action plan to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes (i.e. host stakeholder convenings, coalition building and collaboration efforts)

Grants will be awarded up to $20,000 each.  Applications will be accepted from throughout the U.S. However preference will be given to grantees from three specific regions – the Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona), the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin) and the Southern Plains (Oklahoma, Texas).

"What do we do with your data? The data collected as an outcome of the grant is your data. We may use data on a general (aggregate) level for internal knowledge building but we will never share your data on an individual/tribal level without your permission."

For a list of current Capacity Building grantees and a description of their programs please click here. 


An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. MST. The webinar is optional for applicants but registration is required. Space is limited and the registration deadline is Tuesday, August 12th or until full. 

To register for the webinar please click here

Questions?  Contact or Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer, (505) 867-0775.


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