The Native American Recovery Fund Zone grant is now accepting proposals.

The fund will award capacity building planning grants to help Native-led groups deepen projects they intend to do in their communities over the coming three-year period. In this first year of grantmaking, approximately 12, $25,000 grants will be awarded to Native-led 501(c)(3) nonprofits, tribes, or Native-led organizations with a fiscal sponsor. These initial grants are intended to support groups as they work to build an enhanced recovery infrastructure.

Grants will be awarded in each of the following areas: Family Economic Security; Local Health Systems; Local Food Systems; Opportunity Youth; and Water Resilience.

Application opens: September 16, 2021

Deadline (EXTENDED): 5 pm, October 28, 2021

Grants announced: November 2021
(Please note that all grant recipients will be required to attend a one-day convening in early 2022. The date and details will be outlined in the grant award letter.)

All proposals will be accepted online only. To view a PDF version of the RFP, feel free to download it by clicking here. See below for instructions on how to begin the online application process.

Applicant Q&A Webinar
New Mexico Foundation and its partners hosted an online session on September 30 to answer questions from organizations about the proposal, funding areas, and Native American Recovery Fund Zone Grant process. If you were unable to attend the session, you can view the recording here.

Application Instructions
To apply for the Native American Recovery Fund Zone Grant,  you must register on the New Mexico Foundation’s web portal as a grant applicant. Please select “Grant Applicant” under “Portal Access” on the registration form, which can be accessed here.

Once you register, you can log in to view and begin working on your proposal. It will be located under the menu “Grant Applicant” and “Available Applications.” You can save and come back to your proposal anytime. New Mexico Foundation will need to approve registrations for new organizations, which can take up to 24 hours.

Questions? Email