The Notah Begay III Foundation’s (NB3F) “Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures” national initiative recently announced it is accepting proposals for its second round of Promising Program Grants. The purpose of Native Strong and the Promising Program Grant is to address childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in Native communities. These grants allow NB3F to partner with Native communities to strengthen existing youth focused physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs and build capacity for program evaluation.
Check out the 2013-2014 grantees here: NB3F Names 'Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures' Grantees
The application deadline is July 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. MDT. All applications must be submitted through NB3F’s online system. NB3F plans to award grants up to $40,000 each to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through physical activity and/or healthy nutrition programs. Additional information including eligibility criteria, the full Request for Proposal (RFP) and the link to the online application can be found on NB3F’s Promising Program Grant page.
Applications will be accepted from throughout the United States. 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).
An informational webinar will be held on Tuesday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. Participation is encouraged and registration is required. To access the registration link please click here. Deadline for registering is Monday, June 16.
About the Notah Begay III Foundation
In 2005, Notah Begay III established the Notah Begay III Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Notah established the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F) to address the profound health and wellness issues impacting Native American children and to empower those youth and help them realize their potential as tomorrow’s leaders. The mission of NB3F is to reduce the incidences of obesity and diabetes and advance the lives of Native American children through sports and wellness programming. To this end, the mission NB3F supports is the development of sustainable, evidence-based and innovative soccer and golf programs designed by Native Americans for Native American youth that promote physical fitness, wellness and leadership development.
For more information visit: nb3foundation.org or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-867-0775.