November 15: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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November 15: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

November 15, 2021

Photo of the Week: In case you missed it, there's still time to register and participate in Career Basics this year. Complete the program to be eligible to apply for the NAFOA Leadership Summit and join a cohort of rising young Native leaders.


1. FOR TRIBES: WEBINAR: SSBCI GUIDANCE FOR TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued their program implementation guidance for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program. Policy Guidelines for the State Small Business Credit Initiative can be found here. Applications for SSBCI capital programs must be initiated by December 11th, 2021 with the application forthcoming. Notice of Intent to Apply for Tribal governments are also due on the same day.

Treasury will be hosting a "SSBCI Guidance Webinar for Tribal governments" on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. ET. No registration required. Click here to join.

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EDUCATION: WEBINAR SERIES: BUILDING CAREER PATHWAYS: WORKING FOR TREASURY

NAFOA and Treasury will be co-hosting a two-part seminar on November 16 and 17, 2021 to inform Native American youth and young professionals about the function of Treasury and how working for Treasury can contribute to professional growth while making an impact on their communities and country. The seminar will provide practical advice on how to navigate the job search, the USAJobs application process and how to highlight applicants' experiences and talents to stand out during the recruitment and application recruitment process. Treasury staff will discuss why they chose Treasury for their careers and give insight into their day-to-day experiences. Register to join on November 16 & 17 at 3:00pm ET.

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COMMUNITY: WEBINAR: KEEPING OLDER ADULTS' MONEY SAFE: PERSPECTIVES ON COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AND FINANCIAL CAREGIVING

Join NAFOA and experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for a webinar, “Keeping Older Adults' Money Safe: Perspectives on Community Collaboration and Financial Caregiving” on Thursday, November 18 at 1:30pm ET.

In this webinar, representatives from the CFPB’s Office for Older Americans will highlight actions community stakeholders can take to help older adults protect their financial independence. The CFPB Office for Older Americans will also explain how to obtain and use free consumers resources to help financial caregivers (people who manage money for a loved one) with their roles and responsibilities. This webinar is open to all. Registration is required to attend.


4. FOR FAMILIES: SIGN UPS FOR CHILD TAX CREDIT DUE TODAY, MONDAY NOVEMBER 15

The deadline to sign up for the Child Tax Credit is this Monday, November 15th. Passed as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the expanded Child Tax Credit will offer nearly every family $3,600 annually for young children and $3,000 for other children up to age 17. Joint filers making up to $150,000, single head of households making up to $112,500, and other single filers making up to $75,000 are all eligible for the full advanced monthly payment of the Child Tax Credit.

If you have filed a tax return already or received a stimulus check, you will automatically receive the payments. However some families who do not earn enough to file taxes will miss out. If you did not file taxes, you can sign up for the CTC here.

Most children will qualify for the Child Tax Credit as long as they are under 18, have a social security number, and live with that parent for more than half of the year. Details and answers to common questions on eligibility are provided on the website where you sign up.

5. JOBS: POKAGON BAND OF POTAWATOMI IS SEEKING A CONTROLLER

Position Summary:
Direct the accounting and control functions, report on the results of operations, and provide chronological systems. Supervise and coordinate the activities of the accounting and operations staff.

Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or other related field from an accredited institution whose program of study has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education Six (6) years of progressive accounting experience required; or three (3) years of progressive accounting experience and Master’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited institute. Prefer candidate who has experience in a Controller role. Four (4) years supervisory experience required. Five (5) years of Financial Application Management experience required. Experience in federal and state tax compliance preferred. Governmental financial knowledge of population of 2000 or greater. In-depth knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted account principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) including Fund Accounting.

For more information and to apply, visit www.nafoa.org/jobs.