LONGMONT, Colorado (March 14, 2014) – For the second year in a row, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) will host a series of free webinars called “First Nations Knowledge” during 2014. This year’s series focuses on food safety, and will provide specialized and technical webinars to develop the capacity of tribes, Native businesses, farmers, ranchers and other individuals involved in growing, processing, packaging and/or marketing food products.
It takes special individuals and special skills to work with Native youth. This three day hands-on training will provide youth workers with skills to help young people better connect with the outdoors, nature, culture and the Ancestors.
Information will be shared within the training facility as well as outdoors. Sessions on connecting with the land, trusting our intuition, outdoor games and activities, wilderness adventures, healing within our environment and more will be shared.
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Recognizing tribes' increasing interest in energy efficiency and renewable energy, our annual Program Review is a gathering that enables tribes to meet and learn from other tribes that are pursuing energy sufficiency and reduced carbon pollution through energy efficiency and/or renewable energy development, and to share in each other's successes. This is a unique forum that provides an excellent overview of the wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under way in Indian Country.
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans
The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds for community-based projects for the Environmental Regulatory Enhancement program.
$100,000 - $300,000
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) and Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
The Oneida Nation, First Nations Development Institute, Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
There will be two training tracks of the Food Sovereignty Summit: Track 1 is Applied Agriculture, and Track 2 is Outreach. Attendees can attend sessions in just one track, or they can customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions. There are also two optional Field Working Sessions on Thursday, April 17, from 1 to 5 p.m., which will be held at the Oneida Farm, Tsyunhehkwa, and the cannery.
Thinking about applying for the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program? Are you interested in learning more about this grant program? If so, you need to attend the next free webinar in the First Nations Knowledge series titled “I’m Thinking of Applying for the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program.”
The CNCS's AmeriCorps State and National Grants provide funding to engage AmeriCorps members in service interventions to strengthen communities. Focus areas for the grants include the following: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families. Grants may be used to provide support for direct services that contribute to increased energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, or improving at-risk ecosystems.
To be determined
Government entities within states or territories; tribes; public or private nonprofit organizations; institutions of higher education; labor organizations; partnerships and consortia
The EJCPS Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The EJCPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. An eligible applicant to the EJCPS request for applications (RFA) MUST BE one of the following entities:
$120,000 per award for a two-year project period
Nonprofit organizations, including environmental justice networks; federal recognized tribal governments; Native American organizations (including Indian groups, cooperatives, partnerships, and associations)