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Posted: August 10, 2020

5 Things You Need to Know this Week

Let’s make our NAFOA community stronger by helping each other.

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Photo of the Week: Meet our second policy intern, Samantha McBride. Samantha is currently attending Claremont McKenna College and is supporting our policy team’s work on the Paycheck Protection Program, CARES Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. Photo courtesy NAFOA

1. EVENTS:
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR NAFOA’S VIRTUAL FALL 2020 CONFERENCE

NAFOA is excited to bring you our Virtual 2020 Fall Conference on October 5-9, 2020.  Even though we won’t be in-person, the conference will still bring together tribal, state, federal and industry partners to discuss important economic issues facing Indian Country.  We are working hard to bring you a virtual conference lineup with compelling education sessions and fun entertainment.

Thanks to the generosity of our Corporate Partners, NAFOA has a number of Sponsored Complimentary Registrations available to tribal members and employees to attend the conference. Please contact VaRene Martin or Dustin VanWinkle for more information

2. POLICY:
SHARE YOUR INPUT WITH THE GENERAL WELFARE EXCLUSION SUBCOMMITTEE

The Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (“TTAC”) Subcommittee on General Welfare Exclusion (“GWE Subcommittee”) is seeking input from Tribal governments and stakeholders before making recommendations to the TTAC on guidance under the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act (“TGWEA”) and the Internal Revenue Code Section 139E.

To support this tribal engagement, the GWE Subcommittee is transmitting a solicitation letter, accessible here, and requesting input by September 14, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT. For more information, read NAFOA’s recent broadcast.

3. JOBS:

DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBER TRIBES AND CORPORATE PARTNERS ON NAFOA’S NEW JOBS SITE!

NAFOA has a new premium jobs site! NAFOA MemberTribes and corporate partners receive a reduced rate and discount for a 30-day job posting. Visit the jobs site for more information about pricing.

Users will be able to build your account and start posting jobs, RFPs, and internships at competitive rates. We’ll be releasing an update that allows users to purchase and manage their job submissions from a registered account.

4.  MORE POLICY:
FOLLOW-UP FROM THE MAIN STREET LENDING PROGRAM AND TREASURY CRF WEBINARS

On August 4, the Federal Reserve hosted a webinar providing an overview of the Main Street Lending Program’s applicability for Tribal Businesses. The session covered terms, conditions, and eligibility requirements, and focused in particular on issues of interest to tribal businesses, including the waiver of CARES Act restrictions relating to dividend distributions made by tribal businesses to tribal governments. Materials from the webinar can be accessed here.

Additionally, on August 5, NAFOA hosted a webinar with the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of the Inspector General to provide an overview of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) reporting requirements. The webinar was related to updated guidance slated to be issued on July 31, 2020. Watch the recording and download the presentation on NAFOA’s website.

5. EDUCATION:
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR CAREER BASICS AND HAVE A CHANCE TO EARN A FREE PAIR OF BEATS

Register by midnight on August 16th to participate in Career Basics this summer. The online program is free and covers much-needed career readiness skills like how to write a cover letter and resume, negotiating, budgeting and more. Participants who complete the program by the end of the month will have a chance to receive a free pair of Beats earphones as a gift from NAFOA.

Know a Native youth or young professional who would benefit from the program?
Send us their name and contact information at education@nafoa.org, and we will extend a personal invitation.

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