The 2022 Request for Applications is open!

NAAF strongly encourages applicants and interested partners to read the Trust Agreement here which sets specific requirements for our operations and grants. The Trust agreement lines out our eligible entities:

  • 501(c)(3)
  • Educational Institutions
  • Tribal Governments and Instrumentalities
  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

NAAF will host 2022 RFA Webinars on the following dates. Each webinar will start with a one-hour overview of the application process and then transition to a question-and-answer period. All webinar recordings will be posted and archived on the NAAF website. The dates for each webinar are found below and registration is required to participate. The webinars will offer technical assistance to applicants and provide clarification concerning applicant eligibility or focus areas for applications during this grant cycle.

  • Thursday, April 28 at 2 – 4 pm CT
  • Thursday, May 12 at 2 – 4 pm CT
  • Thursday, May 26 at 2 – 4 pm CT
Ag Census Deadline
June 30, 2022 is the last day to sign up for the 2022 Ag Census.

The Ag Census data is a valuable educational tool that evaluates the impact of Native American farmers and ranchers. This data can help support the initiatives of NAAF through understanding the current needs for business assistance, agricultural education, technical support, and advocacy services.

If you have never received a census and are new to National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) surveys, sign up to be counted today. You do not need to sign up if you already receive NASS surveys.

Key Dates:
  • June 30, 2022 – sign up to be included in the survey ends
  • November 2022 – ag census mails out and data collection begins
  • February 6, 2023 – final response deadline

From the National Agricultural Statistics Service:
"The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even small plots of land - whether rural or urban - growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the Census year. The Census of Agriculture, taken only once every five years, looks at land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income, and expenditures. For America’s farmers and ranchers, the Census of Agriculture is their voice, their future, and their opportunity."
What are the needs of Native Veterans involved in food and agriculture production?

This Native Veterans survey will foster roundtable discussions to evaluate and address the needs of Native veterans working in agriculture so that they can be involved in every aspect of developing agricultural infrastructure and thriving food economies in Native communities.

“When our Native veterans return, we want them to find healing and opportunity in the land. That is why the Native American Agriculture Fund is committed to assisting Native American Veterans, our first step in assistance is this survey.” -Toni Stanger-McLaughlin, J.D, (Colville), CEO of NAAF

The first 200 respondents will be eligible to receive a veteran challenge coin which will be sent to them by the Farmer Veteran Coalition.  
Do you want to be featured? Fill out the survey and become featured in our Newsletter!
Mason W.

"Growing up I worked on my grandfather's farm in the 50s. Farming is hard work, but very rewarding, and a great life. Veterans give it an honest try!"
Accounting and Compliance Associate
The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is searching for an accounting/compliance associate (ACA) to join our organization. The ACA is responsible for accounting, accounts payable, compliance, and other duties working with accounting management and compliance management for NAAF.
Other Native Agriculture Opportunities
Native Farm Bill Coalition

Friday, May 6, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss out on the Native Farm Bill Coalition’s bi-weekly webinar series. Their eighth webinar in the series is about Title VII of the Farm Bill: Research. 

Sign up for the reminder here: The webinar will be live-streamed across their social media platforms; there is no Zoom link. Just log onto Facebook or Twitter, find their page, and join them!

Visit the Native Farm Bill Coalition’s website at
The Native American Agriculture Fund is honored to share the nomination of Vincent Logan to the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) Board.

Vincent Logan is a member of the Osage Nation and if confirmed, will be the first Native American to serve on the board of FCA. The FCA is an independent financial regulatory agency that oversees the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions that serve farmers, ranchers, agricultural cooperatives, and other eligible borrowers. FCA has been governed by a full-time, three-person board, whose members are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.
Blue Lake, CA

Last week the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe’s farmstand opened up to the greater Humboldt community on April 15th.

For the remainder of this month, the farm stand will have vegetable and native plant starts along with the first quail eggs of the season for sale.

In the coming months, there will be a number of other fresh fruit and vegetables for sale as well as jams, herbs, cut flowers, and plant starts. The farmstand is located at Daluviwi’ Community Garden at 504 Chartin Road and will be open every Tuesday and Friday (except April 29th) from 2-6 p.m.

The farmstand is part of the tribe’s food sovereignty educational programming, where community members will be able to sell their products and learn about agricultural marketing, distribution, and sales after the tribe secured a $50,000 grant from the Native American Agriculture Fund.

The tribe’s Daluviwi’ Community Garden is being cultivated into a workspace, where students receive hands-on learning about sustainable food production and improving food security on tribal lands. Topics cover sustainable gardening practices such as composting, integrated pest management, and plant propagation.

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Additional Events from NAAF grantees
Three Sisters Garden

Save the date! June 11, 2022, 12-9PM.

The Three Sisters Garden has announced the upcoming “ALL NATIONS INDIGEFEST“ in West Sacramento, California.

"It has been an amazing journey building and growing with our community. We have accomplished so much and have to take time to enjoy the fruits of our labor TOGETHER.

Please join us as we uplift and celebrate, art, music, food, and culture. More to come."

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