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SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
The Treasury Department's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) deadline for Tribal governments to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) is currently scheduled for Thursday, September 16th. The SSBCI received $10b in funding as part American Rescue Plan, signed by President Biden this past March, and aims to fund state, territory, and Tribal government small business credit support and investment programs.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
There's still time to register for #NAFOAFall21! Join us in San Antonio, TX on September 27-28 and get your compliance questions answered on CARES Act and ARP Act funds.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021
With Congress expecting to be fully back in session next week, the House is already planning a busy September. House Committees are starting their work on the Reconciliation process this week, complying with last month's budget measure.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
The deadline for Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) applications closes today, September 1st, at 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time. If you have a grant pending in the grants.gov system, remember to submit your application before the deadline.
AUGUST 30, 2021
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.
AUGUST 30, 2021
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.
NAFOA’s pilot podcast, "Standing Together for Tomorrow," invites tribal leaders to discuss the financial, community, and personal impacts of the pandemic on their tribes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Indian Country and isolated our people when we need to support each other the most. Listen as NAFOA’s 1st Vice President, VaRene Martin, sits down with Chairwoman Erica Pinto of Jamul Indian Village and Chairman Bo Mazzetti of Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians to learn more about their community's response to the pandemic and how they are creating solutions for a more hopeful tomorrow.
NAFOA is here to provide resources and information as Indian Country continues to navigate the latest COVID-19 Developments. Learn more about the status of legislative efforts that advocate for Indian Country's relief inclusion and the progress of the Tribal COVID-19 working group comprised of national and regional native organizations across the country.RESOURCES
NAFOA hosts and partners with key groups to provide educational and informational events to a wide variety of audiences.
2021 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference10 days
Fall ConferenceSeptember 26, 2021
OSU Intermediate Tribal Finance and Accounting Program25 days
Online/VirtualOctober 12, 2021
Online Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Program4 months
Professional DevelopmentJanuary 10, 2022
40th Annual Conference7 months
ConferencesApril 4, 2022
Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises
The Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises (Orange Book) addresses the complex economic activity and related entity differences of tribal settings. It also presents an overview of the financial reporting framework in a tribal setting. The Orange Book includes ten chapters covering the unique operating environment of tribal governments from financial reporting with business activities to fiduciary activities to federal tax and information reporting. The Orange Book was informally reviewed by accounting standard setters and includes sample tribal financial statements.Learn more