July 19: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week


July 19: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

July 19, 2021

American Indian Chamber of California EXPO

Photo of the Week: (left to right) Tracy Stanhoff, Chamber President; Norma Contreras, Chairwoman La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians; VaRene Martin, NAFOA 1st Vice President; Elke Chenevey, Partner, Financial Advisor FSA Investment Group attending the American Indian Chamber of California EXPO at Agua Caliente.



Join us for NAFOA's Closing Reception at Howl at the Moon on Tuesday, September 28th featuring networking, fun, and great entertainment. We'll start the night with a performance from our talented emcee and conference comedian, Marc Yaffee. Marc is a writer, comedian, and podcaster who has entertained us during our virtual conferences in the past and we are excited to finally host him in person.

After some laughs, enjoy a unique live music experience when Howl at the Moon's full house band takes the stage. Get your requests ready for their dueling piano players. We can't wait to laugh and sing along with you in San Antonio. Don't Miss Out!

Register Today for the Conference & Closing Reception



The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and as of July 15th, most families are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. 

Here is what families across Indian Country need to know:

  •  $3,600 per child under 6 years old and $3,000 per child 6-17 years old for nearly all working families;

  • If you’ve filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or if you signed up to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service, you will get this tax relief automatically. You do not need to sign up or take any action.

  • Receiving the expanded child tax credit does not affect eligibility for any other income-based services or programs like Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, or Supplemental Security Income, known as SSI.

To learn more, visit http://childtaxcredit.gov.

The Child Tax Credit: What Does it mean for Families Across Indian CountryThe Child Tax Credit: What Does it mean for Families Across Indian Country



Join the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) tribal broadband specialist team on July 21 and July 22, 2021, to hear more about the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP). The TBCP makes grants available to eligible entities, which include a Tribal Government, a Tribal College or University, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on behalf of the Native Hawaiian Community, including Native Hawaiian Education Programs, a Tribal organization, or an Alaskan Native Corporation, for the deployment and adoption of broadband service on Tribal Land and for programs that promote the use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST, NTIA will be hosting a webinar on the TBCP application process. During this webinar NTIA staff will guide potential applicants through the forms and documentation required for a complete TBCP grant application. At the conclusion of this webinar, NTIA staff will host a Q&A session for attendees. 

  • To register for this webinar, please click here

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. EST, NTIA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), will be co-hosting a webinar on hot topics pertaining to the TBCP application. During this webinar the NTIA tribal broadband specialist team will discuss workforce development, network sustainability, digital inclusion, technical and financial feasibility aspects of potential projects, NHPA, NEPA, and permitting. At the conclusion of this webinar, NTIA and BIA will host a Q&A session for attendees. 

  • To register for this webinar, please click here

For more information on the TBCP program, please click here



Management Leadership For Tomorrow’s MBA Prep provides Black, Latinx, and Native American professionals with personalized guidance and effective tools to successfully navigate the business school application process and optimize their MBA experience.

Fellows receive personalized coaching to develop a winning game plan for school admission; deep experience and knowledge to cultivate personal clarity and help fellows identify which schools are their best fit; access to top MBA program admissions officers at three seminars that are generally hosted by MLT's business school and corporate partners; and a network of high-performing peers in the MLT community. 

Applications for round one of MBA Prep open July 19th. The deadline is August 30th. Learn more at www.mlt.org/mba-prep.

5. JOBS:


American Indian Graduate Center is seeking a talented individual for the role of Accounting Specialist to join our team and help us empower Native students pursuing higher education.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Controller accomplishes objectives of the Finance Office, by performing a variety of accounting functions, including maintaining accounts and financial records and all accounts receivable activities. Preparing reports for funders, governments and other regulatory agencies. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Processes cash receipts and reconciles cash receipts report, monthly. For more information, visit www.nafoa.org/jobs.

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