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5 Things You Need to Know this Week
See you next week in the homelands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation!
Monday, September 26, 2022
UPDATE FROM DEPUTY SECRETARY OF TREASURY ON RECOVERY PROGRAM OPERATIONS
Last Friday, the Department of the Treasury released an update on the use of Recovery Program Operations and use of programmatic funding
Currently, the Department is facing constraints in the use of Recovery funds and seeking changes from Congress. NAFOA has been working with the Department and other intertribal organizations to help pass these changes through Congress and drafted a letter in partnership with the Alaska Federation of Natives, the United South and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund, and NCAI.
NAFOA encourages members and tribal governments to support language introduced and passed in the Senate last year from S. 3011, (State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act from Sen Cornyn, R-TX). This legislation passed the Senate last year and is being held at the desk in the House, and includes a remedy that makes changes to the CARES Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the ARPA, and title VI of the Social Security Act (42U.S.C. 801 et seq.) and allows the Secretary to use existing coronavirus emergency funding to continue to provide vital technical assistance to the recipients of relief funding.
See NAFOA's Policy Alert
DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL FALL 2022 NAFOA NAVIGATOR
NAFOA’s conference magazine, the NAFOA Navigator is available for digital download.
The Navigator features over 100 pages
of policy reports, spotlights on featured member tribes, congressional calendars, insightful articles from our sponsors, and more. You’ll also find everything you need to know for the 2022 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference including the agenda, speaker list, and exhibit hall listing.
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FAFSA OVERVIEW EVENT WITH AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Completing and submitting the FAFSA gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
The FAFSA opens Saturday, October 1st. Join the American Indian College Fund on Thursday, September 29, at 1:00 pm MDT
for information on applying for aid and a chance to win great prizes!
Register to Join
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $246 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR TRIBAL NATIONS
The Justice Department announced that it will award more than $246 million in grants to American Indian and Alaska Native communities
to improve public safety and serve crime victims. The announcement coincides with the 17th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation, which is being held from Sept. 21st to 23rd in Anchorage, Alaska.
OVW will award $28.04 million to 30 grantees under its Tribal Governments Program, which enhances Tribes’ ability to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking against Indian women, support survivor safety, and develop education and prevention strategies. To facilitate the development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental Tribal domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, $6.38 million will be awarded to 19 grantees through the Tribal Coalitions Program.
OVW will also award seven grants totaling $3.67 million under the Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, which supports projects to create, maintain, and expand services for sexual assault survivors provided by Tribes, Tribal organizations, and nonprofits within Tribal lands. Finally, under the Tribal Jurisdiction Program, four grants totaling $1.53 million will be awarded to Tribal governments to provide support and technical assistance in planning and implementing changes in their criminal justice systems to exercise special criminal jurisdiction and for expenses incurred in exercising the jurisdiction.
SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS IS SEEKING SVP ACCOUNTING
Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Senior Vice President, Accounting is responsible for overseeing enterprise accounting activities and functions
, including accounting, audits, internal financial controls, and effectively managing significant interactions and communications with other enterprise financial functions.
This includes oversight of areas such as financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and fixed assets. This position will require the ability to develop and lead the implementation of best-in-class processes and systems to achieve continuous improvement goals throughout the organization. This position is also responsible for establishing the overall direction and strategic initiatives for the accounting team.
Learn More & Apply at nafoa.org/jobs