Drop Sugary Drinks! Grants - The Notah Begay III Foundation

Drop Sugary Drinks! Grant Opportunity


Application deadline is May 8, 2017 by 5:00 pm MST

The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)’s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2017 “Drop Sugary Drinks!” Grant Request For Applications (RFA). This 10 month funding opportunity, made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will expand NB3F’s support of Native American communities working to improve the health of young children. Applications will be accepted from tribes and Native-led organizations across the country that specifically focus on the reduction of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives (such as water, breastfeeding, indigenous teas, etc.) for young children (0-8).

Tribes and Native-led organizations working to significantly reduce sugary drinks and to increase the consumption of healthy beverage alternatives (such as water, breastfeeding, indigenous teas, etc.) may apply for a grant between $10,000 and $40,000. Considering communities are at various stages of addressing SSB consumption, applicants may use the funding to focus on either of the two following areas: Community Health Assessments OR Implementation of Plans (based off previously conducted assessments and plans).

Eligibility Criteria

Organizations eligible to apply include U.S. based Native -led* nonprofits 501(c)(3), federally or state recognized tribal governments or programs, or Native American community-based groups with a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Schools are not eligible to apply unless they have 501(c)(3) status. *Native-led organizations are those organizations and community based groups in which the majority of leadership/board of directors identify as Native American.

Grant Period

The grant period is 10 months from June 1, 2016 – March 31, 2018.

How to apply

Please review the full Request for Application for complete information.

An informational webinar was hosted on April 18, 2017. To access the recording, click here; To access the slides, click here.

To access the application, all users must create an account in our new online system. You can use the same link below to access your account.

Application Log In

All applicants are required to submit the following attachments:

-Workplan (see sample workplan) and Budget (see sample budget)/ please COMBINE into one document

-Letter(s) of Community Support (these can be from partner organizations or tribal agencies/please COMBINE into one document)

-For nonprofits/community based groups: List of Board of Directors (which must indicate those that identify as Native American)  OR for Tribes: Federal/State Tribal recognition documentation (for example page of the federal register)

-For those focusing on Implementation ONLY: Please submit your previously conducted plan or assessment documenting your work to support the implementation of reducing sugary drink consumption.

** There are only four spaces for attachments. If you have any trouble uploading files, please contact us.

Questions? We are happy to help!

Contact Michelle Gutierrez, Program Officer at grants@nb3f.org or call 505-867-0775 ext. 269.