Skip to content

The Events Calendar includes not just NATHPO events but also trainings, exhibits, shows, conferences, and consultations put on by our community partners and are listed solely to provide information and are not endorsed by NATHPO.
Please feel free to submit an event using the (+); as soon as it is approved, it will appear on the calendar.

NAAF Funding for Native Agriculture - Deadline

Thursday, June 1, 2023 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) (EDT)


NAAF Funding for Native Agriculture

2023 Request for Applications

Welcome to NAAF’s 2023 Request for Applications (RFA). All grant information is located on this page; 

please refer to it frequently throughout the application process.

This year, we have two application processes open: 2023 RFA Process – General and 2023 RFA Process – 

Youth. Please see ‘Funding Areas’ below for a fuller description.

Next Steps:


The 2023 Request for Applications – General & Youth close on Thursday, June 1st, 2023, at 11:59 pm CT.


Please reach out to NAAF at any time through email or phone call. – (479) 445-6226

Per Trust Agreement Section 8, eligible grant recipients are:

  • 501(c)(3) organizations and nonprofit organizations with a Fiscal Sponsor
  • Educational organizations
  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Native CDFIs
  • Tribal governments (state and federally recognized) and their instrumentalities

Organizations applying for 501(c)(3) status, but who have not yet received that designation, may apply using a Fiscal Sponsor. Click this link to read more about Fiscal Sponsors.

Instrumentalities of Tribes (of state or federally recognized Tribes) can mean any number of things such as Tribal departments of agriculture, food authorities or even food processing or food marketing entities. Tribal governments have the latitude to determine which entities are instrumentalities of their governments; NAAF only needs proper documentation as to that status. If an organization has eligible status as an educational institution or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, for instance, but wishes to be considered as an instrumentality of a Tribal government, the organization must secure and submit an authorizing document from their Tribal government to that specific effect. A statement from an organization other than a Tribal government will not suffice for this purpose.

Applicants must prove their eligibility. Examples of eligibility documentation include IRS determination letters, Tribal resolutions and charters, articles of incorporation and US Treasury letters. IRS letters assigning an EIN are not sufficient proof of eligibility.

NAAF personnel has created a series of video tutorials to help you in the application process. Hear from the finance team as they cover the RFA financial tutorial and the Alternative Forms tutorial below.

Frequently Asked Questions

In anticipation of applicant questions, we have developed the 2023 RFA FAQs to cover topics such as applicant eligibility, awards, application process, budgets and more. As necessary, we will update the FAQs throughout the open application period.

If your questions are not addressed within this FAQ, and you need further assistance, please contact NAAF staff at:

Applicants are encouraged to refer frequently to the NAAF Trust Agreement for further guidance:

Download FAQ’s Document

Thursday, June 1, 2023 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) (EDT)

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Powered By GrowthZone