NAFOA: 5 things you need to know this week

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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

Source: NAFOA

1. POLICY:

UPDATE FROM THE UNDERSECRETARY OF TREASURY ON OPERATIONS OF THE RECOVERY PROGRAM

Last Friday, the Treasury Department released an update on the use of Recovery Program Operations and the use of programmatic funding. The Department is currently facing restrictions on the use of recovery funds and is seeking changes from Congress. NAFOA has been working with the Department and other intertribal organizations to help pass these changes in Congress and drafted a letter in partnership with the Federation of Alaska Natives, United Southern and Eastern Tribes Sovereignty Protection Fund and NCAI. NAFOA encourages tribal members and governments to support language introduced and passed in the Senate last year beginning with S. 3011 (State, Tribal, and Local Disaster Relief, Infrastructure, and Fiscal Recovery Flexibility Act). Territories of Sen Cornyn, R-TX). This legislation passed the Senate last year and is on the House desk, 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 (42U .SC 801 et seq.) and allows the Secretary to use existing coronavirus emergency funds to continue to provide vital technical assistance to recipients of relief funds. View NAFOA Policy Alert

2. #NAFOAFALL22:

DOWNLOAD THE NAFOA DIGITAL NAVIGATOR AUTUMN 2022

NAFOA’s conference magazine, NAFOA Navigator, is available for digital download. The Navigator features over 100 pages of policy briefs, highlights of featured member tribes, conference calendars, interesting articles from our sponsors, and more. You’ll also find everything you need to know about the Fall 2022 Tribal Finance and Economics Conference, including the agenda, speaker lineup, and exhibit hall list. Download the Browser

3. STUDENTS:

FAFSA OVERVIEW EVENT WITH AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you must 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 your eligibility for their aid. The FAFSA opens on Saturday, October 1. Join the American Indian College Fund on Thursday, September 29 at 1:00 pm MDT for information on how to apply and a chance to win great prizes! Sign up to join

4. COMMUNITY:

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES OVER $246 MILLION IN GRANTS TO TRIBAL NATIONS

The Department of Justice announced that it will award more than $246 million in grants to American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve public safety and help crime victims. The announcement coincides with the 17th Annual Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation on Violence Against Women, which will take place September 21-23 in Anchorage, Alaska. OVW will award $28.04 million to 30 grantees under its Tribal Governments Program, which enhances the ability of tribes to respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking against Indian women, support the safety of survivors, and develop education and prevention strategies. . To facilitate the development and operation of nonprofit, nongovernmental tribal coalitions against domestic violence and sexual assault, $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 survivors of sexual assault provided by Tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit organizations within of 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 to their criminal justice systems to exercise special criminal jurisdiction and to expenses incurred in the exercise of jurisdiction. read more

5. WORKS:

SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS LOOKS FOR ACCOUNTING SVP

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Senior Vice President of Accounting is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting activities and functions, including bookkeeping, audits, internal financial controls, and the effective management of meaningful interactions and communications with other functions. company financials. This includes overseeing 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 across the organization. This position is also responsible for setting the overall direction and strategic initiatives for the accounting team. Learn more and apply at nafoa.org/jobs

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