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:
Food Sovereignty Grant
Individual tribal members from or residing in the greater Owens Valley area are eligible for OVWIC Food Sovereignty Grants to produce food for personal family use. Grants of up to $1,500 are available, and funding applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis. Examples of funding include hoop houses, gardens, supplies, and chicken coops. Click the application materials below for more details.
Food Sovereignty Grant Application (Word Document)
Agricultural Business Assistance Grant
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.
Agriculture Business Assistance Grant Application (Word Document)
Questions and complete applications can be emailed to OVWIC Communication Specialist Kyndall Noah at email@example.com
Sustainable Agriculture Project Updates
OVIWC Announces Food Sovereignty Grants
Please visit our agriculture webpage for more information and the grant application.
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