This funding opportunity, made possible by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and their “Seeds of Native Health” campaign, will expand NB3F’s support of Native American communities working to improve the health of young children in Minnesota and Washington. 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.
Minnesota and Washington 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 $15,000 grant. 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 (based off previously conducted assessments/plans)
Additionally, grant recipients will be required to participate in TWO NB3 Foundation’s Healthy Beverage Summits: Minneapolis, Fall 2018 and Seattle Spring 2019. Grant recipients must allocate $1,000 of their grant budget to participate in their local summit. NB3F will provide a stipend to cover costs related to participation in the out of state summit.