Native American Agriculture Fast Track Fund (NAAFTF)
Welcome to the application process to seek grant funding for the one-time cy pres distribution from the Keepseagle v. Vilsack Settlement Agreement also known as the Native American Agriculture Fast Track Fund (NAAFTF). These funds will be a one-time distribution of $38,000,000 total between all grantees. We appreciate your interest.
The initial application deadline (LOI) was June 24, 2016; the deadline for a full application, from those who were invited to the second stage (RFP), was September 2, 2016. No further applications are being accepted.
The Advisory Committee, after reviewing all the completed applications, met and provided recommendations to Class Counsel. Although Class Counsel submitted the recommendations to the Court on October 17, 2016, because an appeal was filed objecting to the District Court’s modification of the Settlement Agreement, the recommendations were submitted “under seal,” since the Court could not act prior to resolution of the appeals.
The Supreme Court has denied further review. As soon as the mandate formally issues to return the case to the District Court, Class Counsel will request the District Court to unseal the recommendations submitted on October 17, 2016, and promptly notify the applicants of the recommendations as soon as the Court unseals the proposals. Once the Court makes a final decision on the recommendations, we will post on this website about the awards made.