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NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
NAFOA puts tribes first.
Monday, August 2, 2021
Source: NAFOA

1. FOR TRIBES:
REASURY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW DEADLINE FOR SSBCI NOI APPLICATIONS
The Department of Treasury has announced a new deadline of August 16th at 5:00pm Eastern Time for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply, which was previously set for July 30th. Final applications will be due December 11th, 2021. NOI filings do not obligate participation in the program.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) reauthorizes and amends the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA) of 2010, which established the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program. SSBCI provides certain governments funding for 1) small business financing programs and 2) technical assistance to small businesses applying for SSBCI. ARPA authorized SSBCI Tribal government eligibility for the first time and provided a $500 million Tribal set aside.

Read more in NAFOA’s latest broadcast.

2. MORE FOR TRIBES:
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION TO HOST INFORMATIONAL WEBINARS FOR AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced $3 billion in funding opportunities to invest in distressed and underserved communities, including Indian Country, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. To help provide information on funding opportunities, the EDA will be hosting a series of webinars over the coming weeks, with the full schedule information and RSVP found at eda.gov/ARPA. Specific information on the Indigenous Communities funding opportunities can be found at eda.gov/arpa/indigenous.

Read more in NAFOA’s latest broadcast.

3. POLICY:
DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR REQUESTS COMMENTS FOR TRIBAL TRUST EVALUATIONS
The Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) under the Department of Interior is proposing to renew an information collection for Tribal Trust Evaluations. The BTFA is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection renewal. Comments are due by August 23, 2021.

Please send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) by mail to Nina Alexander, Bureau of Trust Funds Administration, Director of Federal Information Resources, 400 Masthead Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; or by email to Nina_Alexander@btfa.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1035-0005 in the subject line of your comments.

Any written comments will be of great help to the BTFA in order for them to know whether this collection of information is necessary, find ways to improve the quality of communication, and help minimize the burden of this collection.

For more information, the Federal Register’s Tribal Trust Evaluations webpage.

4. FOR STUDENTS:
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The DOE Scholars Program is a Department-wide program designed to create a pipeline of highly qualified talent in disciplinary fields that support mission critical areas of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE Scholars Program provides opportunities designed to introduce DOE missions, functions, and operations to talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates. These opportunities will help prepare Scholars towards the full range of entry and mid-level research, technical and professional positions within DOE and other organizations that support the DOE mission. Student stipends are at least $600 per week with travel reimbursement.

5. JOBS:
THE CITY OF TACOMA IS SEEKING TAX & LICENSE AUDIT & COMPLIANCE MANAGER
The City of Tacoma’s Finance Department is seeking a manager, within the Tax & License Division, to lead and manage the City’s Business & Occupation (B&O) tax auditing program and Tax & License Compliance Officers. This position will oversee and review complex audits and investigations conducted by the audit staff and assess situations involving non-compliant businesses to determine next steps.

For more information, visit nafoa.org/jobs.