Sustainable Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
Agricultural Funding Opportunites
The Owen Valley Indian Water Commission has funding from the Native American Agriculture Fund to promote and enhance sustainable agriculture in Payahuunadü. Building strong partnerships within communities is central to tribal food security. When communities cultivate, harvest, process and prepare native foods, they are rebuilding a relationship with the land and celebrating cultural identity.
Funding is currently available under the following opportunities:
Agricultural Assistance Grants
Individual tribal members from or residing in the greater Owens Valley area are eligible for OVWIC Agricultural Assistance Grants to establish or enhance local agriculture-related tribal businesses. Regrants of up to $5,000 are available, and funding applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis. Click the application materials below for more details.
Youth FFA/4H Grants
Individual tribal youth from the greater Owens Valley area are eligible for financial assistance to participate in local Future Farmers of America or 4H programs. Regrants of up to $500 towards program participation are available, based on need. See the application below for more details. The next round of youth FFA/4H grants will be available in the Fall of 2020.
Questions and complete applications can be emailed to OVWIC Communication Specialist Kyndall Noah at email@example.com