Follow NAFOA's broadcasts for the latest in COVID-19 updates, policy news from the Hill, available financial resources as well as new educational initiatives to support our tribal governments and communities.

January 12, 2022

The NAFOA Leadership Summit is Back! Apply to join us in Seattle, WA on April 3, 2022

This year, the 2022 Leadership Summit will be held on Sunday, April 3 in Seattle, WA. Summit attendees learn directly from tribal leaders and business professionals during a full day of programming that provides panel discussions regarding graduate school, career advancement, along with business and tribal economic development topics.

January 10, 2022

Policy Alert: Treasury Releases New Final Rule for Fiscal Recovery Funds Program

The State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program (SLFRF), authorized in the American Rescue Plan, allocates $20 billion for Tribal governments to support their response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

  • Treasury
  • COVID-19

December 17, 2021

Treasury Announces Revised Coronavirus Relief Fund Final Rule

The U.S Department of Treasury has revised its guidance for the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), which was established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).

  • Treasury
  • Budget
  • Finance
  • COVID-19

December 13, 2021

December 13: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

In the latest 5 Things You Need to Know this Week, learn about the SSBCI deadline extension for tribes, a notice for public comment from Administration for Native Americans (ANA), news about our member tribes, and more.

  • Treasury

December 10, 2021

SSBCI Deadline Extended to February 2022 For Tribal Governments

The U.S. Department of Treasury has announced that the 2021 State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program deadline for Tribal governments to initiate their online applications has been extended to February 11, 2022 at 11:59p.m. ET.

November 15, 2021

November 15: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

Shake off the zoom fatigue! This week is full of webinars important to Indian Country, including a Treasury SSBCI tribal guidance webinar, webinar for young professionals interested in working at Treasury, and a webinar to help Native Elders keep their money safe. Learn more in the 5 Things You Need to Know this Week.

November 8, 2021

November 8: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

In today's 5 Things You Need to Know this Week, learn about the Notice of Intent Deadline for Tribal SSBCI, a webinar with Treasury about careers for Native young professionals, how to avoid COVID-19 related scams, and more.

November 8, 2021

Policy Alert: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes the House

Last Friday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684 - the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill is now headed to President Joe Biden and is excepted to be signed into law later tonight.

  • Investment
  • Natural Resources
  • COVID-19
  • Diversification

November 1, 2021

November 1: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

Happy #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth! Start off #NAHM learning about upcoming webinars on Tribal SSBCI, details about the Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Program, language preservation grants, and more.

October 25, 2021

October 25: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

NAFOA aims to facilitate a lifetime of learning from youth to executive leaders. In the 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, learn about educational opportunities for Native youth and grad students, leadership development opportunities, and more.