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5 Things You Need to Know this Week
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Monday, August 23, 2021
Source: NAFOA

1. WEBINARS:
FISCAL RECOVERY FUND INTERIM REPORT WEBINAR WITH TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The United States Department of Treasury (Treasury) recently released a user guide for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF) reporting portal which provides step-by-step directions for certain FRF reporting, including the Interim Report due on August 31, 2021 for Tribal governments. This user guide is in addition to the FRF Reporting and Compliance Guidance.

On August 25, 2021 at 3:00pm-4:00pm E.D.T., NAFOA will host an information session for Tribal governments focused on the Interim Report. Treasury staff will provide an overview of the Interim Report, portal submission process, and be available for questions and answers.

Fiscal Recovery Fund Interim Report Webinar
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
Click for Webinar Registration

2. EVENTS:
STAY FOR THE LAUGHS AT #NAFOAFALL21, PLUS DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATE
NAFOA is excited to welcome back Marc Yaffee…this time in person at our 2021 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference! You can catch Marc as the emcee of our general sessions and at the closing reception. Get ready for some laughs with Marc as we close out a successful conference.

Register for the Conference today.

Don’t miss out on the discounted room rate at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Attendees have until Friday, September 3rd to make reservations at the group rate. Reserve today before the block is full!

3. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
The Office of Post Secondary Education under the Department of Education is currently inviting applications for new funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEER) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Higher education institutions that meet the criteria for the Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) program will be eligible for these additional funds.

The funding will go to MSI in order to address issues that are related to coronavirus. Applications are currently available and will continue to be accepted until October 1, 2021. Any requests or questions for more information can contact Karen Epps by email at HEERF@ed.gov and by phone at 202-377-3711

4. FOR COMMUNITIES:
VIRTUAL TRAINING: FINANCIAL WELLNESS PART 1 & 2
Financial Wellness is the balance between having a healthy state of well-being today, while preparing financially for tomorrow. This is not necessarily about being wealthy, but is a state of psychological well-being in which one feels they have control over their current finances and their financial future. In this course, we will be guiding you on how to keep your financial roller coaster well-oiled by giving you the tools to improve your financial wellness.

Register for this free training taking place September 2 (Part 1) and September 7 at 2:00pm EDT.

5. JOBS:
PECHANGA BAND OF LUISEÑO INDIANS IS SEEKING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Chief Financial Officer has overall responsibility for effective management of all financial activity for the Pechanga Tribal Government. The broad areas of duty include auditing, governmental accounting, payroll and payroll reporting, per capita payments, employee and Tribal Member benefits including self-insurance, financing, investments, taxation and General Welfare Exclusions, forecasting, financial valuations, and budgeting.

For more information, visit nafoa.org/jobs.