September 13: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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September 13: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

September 13, 2021

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Photo of the Week: The early-bird registration rates for #NAFOAFall21 end today Monday, September 13th. Register for the Conference today to lock in the reduced pricing.


1. POLICY: SSBCI NOTICE OF INTENT DEADLINE SEPT 16TH
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.  Final applications for Tribal governments is scheduled for December 11th, 2021. View the Tribal SSBCI Fact Sheet and click here for the Tribal Government NOI submission form.

2. EVENTS: GET YOUR COMPLIANCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED AT #NAFOAFALL21
Confidently Cruise CARES Act Compliance
With the passage of the CARES ACT, there were tens of billions of dollars distributed to Tribal Governments over the last year. While these programs provided welcome relief during difficult times, they also came with a seemingly never-ending stream of guidance, deadlines, extensions, regulations, and reporting requirements. Our panelists will dive deep into these issues to help our attendees navigate the complex compliance regime with confidence.

More Money More Problems: ARP Compliance
The American Rescue Plan investment of $1.75 billion in American Indian and Alaska Native government programs is arriving to a compliance weary Indian Country. To help manage spending stress, this panel will address concerns related to funding under the oversight of the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs. Hear from our panel regarding how those funds have been administered. What help tribal governments and communities can expect and what remains uncertain?

3. AGRICULTURE: USDA INVESTS $700 MILLION IN GRANTS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO FARM AND FOOD WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $700 million in competitive grant funding will be available through the new Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) grant program to help farmworkers and meatpacking workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs.

Funds will be awarded through grants to state agencies, Tribal entities, and non-profit organizations serving farmworkers and meatpacking workers ranging from $5,000,000 to $50,000,000. USDA is setting aside $20 million for at least one pilot to provide targeted support to front-line grocery workers. Eligible entities must demonstrate the capacity to reimburse farmworkers and meatpacking workers for up to $600 for expenses incurred due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages grant applications that demonstrate trusted communications networks with farmworkers, meatpacking workers, and/or front-line grocery workers, as well as strong financial controls. The grant requires applicants to show connectedness to hard-to-reach worker populations either directly or in partnerships with other local organizations. Applicants should be able to describe how they will partner with smaller organizations to facilitate financial relief to such populations.

4. FOR YOUNG STUDENTS: GREENHOUSE SCHOLARS
Greenhouse Scholars is a diverse community of leaders using education to transform underserved communities in our backyard and around the world. Greenhouse Scholars empower promising young students with the personal, professional, and financial resources they need to create lasting change in their own lives and the lives of others, regardless of circumstances. High school seniors with financial need who live in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina can apply for support. The 2021-2022 Application is now open!

5. JOBS: TUOLUMNE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (TEDA) IS SEEKING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Under the general direction of the TEDA Chief Executive Officer, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: maintaining the proper financial accountability for TEDA and all development projects. Develop, maintain and implement fiscal policies and procedures direct supervision of the accounting personnel. For more information, visit www.nafoa.org/jobs.

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