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Do you know a Native youth or young professional (ages 18-26) who would benefit from NAFOA’s Career Basics program? Send us their name and contact information at education@nafoa.org, and we will extend a personal invitation. Photo courtesy NAFOA
5 Things You Need to Know this Week
NAFOA’s newsletter provides you the latest news and resources for Indian Country.
Monday, August 30, 2021
Source: NAFOA

1. POLICY:
UPDATES ON STATE AND LOCAL FISCAL RECOVERY FUND INTERIM REPORTING
On August 9, 2021, Treasury released a reporting user guide for recipients of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF). On August 25, 2021, NAFOA hosted an information session for Tribal governments focused on the FRF Interim Report, with Treasury staff providing an overview of the report and portal submission process. The Interim Report is due on August 31, 2021 for Tribal governments. This user guide is in addition to the FRF Reporting and Compliance Guidance.

A recording of the information session and copy of slide deck can be accessed at:

Webinar Recording Webinar
Slide Deck

The FRF user guide contained FAQ 1.15 which addresses release of data. Treasury has received Tribal inquiries on this FAQ and is writing to clarify that consistent with Treasury’s recovery fund practice, public data with regard to Tribal governments will consist of allocation, expenditure, and obligation data. An example of this data is available here: pandemicoversight.gov/track-the-money/funding-charts-graphs/coronavirus-relief-fund

To access further details about the Interim Report, due August 31, 2021, please visit our recipient compliance and reporting page. If you have reporting questions, please email SLFRF@treasury.gov.

2. EVENTS:
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION RATE EXTENDED FOR #NAFOAFALL21
The early-bird registration rates for #NAFOAFALL21 have been extended until Monday, September 13th. Register for the Conference today to lock in the reduced pricing.

Don’t miss out on the discounted room rate at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Attendees have until Friday, September 10th to make reservations at the group rate. Reserve today before the block is full!

FEATURED SPEAKER:
Beth Ann Bovino is the U.S. Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. She develops S&P’s U.S. economic forecasts and authors the monthly, quarterly, and weekly forecasts.

Beth Ann will be joined by Aaron Klein, Economic Advisor – NAFOA, to discuss the many questions surrounding economic recovery. What will a post-Covid economy look like? What, if any, structural changes are in store? How should tribes think about the short and long-term prospects for the economy in this new post-pandemic world? Don’t miss this panel at NAFOA’s opening general session.

3. FOR YOUTH/YOUNG PROFESSIONALS:
ONE MONTH LEFT TO PARTICIPATE IN NAFOA’S FREE CAREER BASICS PROGRAM
Career Basics is a free online program specifically designed for Native youth and young professionals ages 18-26 years old. The self-paced program will teach you invaluable career readiness and financial literacy skills to prepare you for the workforce. Learn how how to write a cover letter, how to budget your finances, how to do an elevator pitch, and more with our free online program. Program registration and participation is open until September 30th.

The first 30 participants who complete the program before the last day will receive a free selfie ring-light as a gift from NAFOA.

4. FOR TRIBAL LEADERS:
REDW 12TH ANNUAL TRIBAL FINANCE AND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
REDW invites Tribal Leaders to join for two solid days of engaging sessions and activities at River Spirit Resort and Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, right in the heart of Indian Country. This Conference is an unparalleled opportunity to get expert guidance on a host of important financial, legal, human resource and leadership issues impacting Native American Tribes today – and for generations to come.

You’ll meet face-to-face with REDW’s diverse tribal experts, hear first-hand accounts from other tribal leaders, and learn best practices for improving your operations. Plus, you can mingle with tribal colleagues, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones during a fun, social networking event at the end of Day One.

5. JOBS:
COQUILLE INDIAN TRIBE IS SEEKING NATURAL RESOURCES DIRECTOR
The Natural Resources Director provides management of the Natural Resources Department which includes the programs and/or functions of: Natural Resources, Planning and Protection, Forestry, Water Resources, Fish and Wildlife, Fire Management (wildfire protection and prescribed fire treatments) and natural resources related environmental services. The Natural Resources Director provides leadership, policy direction, program management and administration and oversight for assigned program functions subject to applicable Federal, Tribal, and State laws, regulations, policies and procedures for the Natural Resources Department. The Natural Resources Director is also a position that acts as part of the Tribal Government Senior Leadership Team. As a senior leader of the organization, the Natural Resources Director provides support and leadership throughout the organizational structure.

For more information, visit nafoa.org/jobs.


Through its work in growing tribal economies and strengthening tribal finance NAFOA supports the advancement of independent and culturally vibrant American Indian and Alaska Native communities. NAFOA launched over three decades ago as the Native American Finance Officers Association to highlight the role of tribal finance in fostering economic opportunities. Since that time, NAFOA has grown along with tribal economies.