The 2022 Request for Applications is open!

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 21 at 2 – 4 pm CT (Youth Programming Only)
  • Thursday, April 28 at 2 – 4 pm CT
  • Thursday, May 12 at 2 – 4 pm CT
  • Thursday, May 26 at 2 – 4 pm CT
2022 Native Ag Underwriting School
May 17-19 in St. Paul, MN

  • Are you a Native ag lender that wants to expand your knowledge base?
  • Do you want to be a Native ag lender?
  • Do you want to work for a Native bank/CDFI?

This fully funded three-day training will provide existing and future lenders in Indian Country the tools they need to start or expand their agricultural lending programs. Native CDFI professionals seeking to grow their knowledge of agricultural lending will especially benefit from this training. Current college students and recent college graduates interested in a career in agriculture lending in Native communities are also encouraged to apply.

Applications will be evaluated on experience working with Native farmers and ranchers, interest in advancing the field of agricultural lending in rural and Tribal communities, and commitment to serving Native farmers and ranchers.

  • Fully Funded: airfare, hotel, and meals sponsored by NAAF
  • 40 spots available
  • No agriculture experience is needed
  • All levels of finance experience are welcome!

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.  
Investment Associate
The Native American Agriculture Fund is searching for an Investment Associate (IA) to join our organization. The IA role is an organizational support position, typically providing dedicated operational support directly to the NAAF Investment Officer (IO) and regular office-wide initiatives. For NAAF’s investment management and banking relationships, the IA will serve as the point of contact, enhancing the IO’s effectiveness by providing information management and often representing the IO to third parties.