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May 3, 2021

Treasury Announces Re-allocation of Some Remaining CARES Act Funds: Undercounted Tribes to Receive Funds

On Friday, April 30, the U.S. Department of the Treasury made an announcement ithey would take action to re-allocate a portion of the remaining unpaid funds reserved for tribal governments within the Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CRF”) under the CARES Act.

  • Treasury

April 26, 2021

April 26: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

Welcome to #NAFOA2021 Week! Even if you can't attend the Conference, NAFOA is providing all our community members with important news, info about consultations, and financial management resources in the 5 Things You Need to Know this Week.

April 21, 2021

There's Still Time to Register for NAFOA's Virtual 39th Annual Conference

The NAFOA Board Members, Cristina Danforth, VaRene Martin, Christina Jimerson, Hattie Mitchell, and Melanie Benjamin, have a special message for our community. Register today and join us next week as we gather the NAFOA community virtually for #NAFOA2021.

April 20, 2021

Corrected Link Below: TTAC General Welfare Exclusion Subcommittee Tribal Leader Discussion

The subcommittee will be holding a virtual tribal leader session this Thursday April 22, 2021 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET to gather input.

  • Treasury
  • Tax

April 19, 2021

April 19: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

One week left until #NAFOA2021! Learn about the dual taxation consultation aligned with the conference, as well as other upcoming tribal consultations, listening sessions, and policy updates in the 5 Things You Need to Know this Week,

April 15, 2021

Policy Alert: Relaunch of White House Council on Native American Affairs Announced

Today, the White House announced the relaunch of the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA). The Council was created by executive order under President Obama in 2013, but did not regularly convene during the Trump Administration. The relaunch of the Council is part of an Administration-wide effort to strengthen the federal government's relationship with Indian Country.

April 14, 2021

Hear from the Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers at #NAFOA2021

Join us on Tuesday, April 27th for a discussion with Cecilia Rouse, the 30th Chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Ms. Rouse will address the administration’s plans to build a strong economy and a more just society. Cecilia Rouse is the first Black leader of C.E.A. in its 75-year history. In this role, she serves as President Biden’s Chief Economist and a Member of the Cabinet.

April 14, 2021

Policy Alert: Guidance Released for Homeowner Assistance Fund

On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, The U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance regarding the Homeowner Assistance Fund (“HAF”). The HAF allocates nearly $10 billion to assist homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020 and is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

April 13, 2021

Tribal Priorities Included Within President's Discretionary Budget Request

On Friday, April 9 2021, the White House released its Fiscal Year 2022 Discretionary Funding Request. This proposal comes as Congress is getting ready to begin their annual Appropriations process.

April 12, 2021

April 12: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

The 5 Things You Need to Know this Week is packed with important updates for tribal governments including information about upcoming tribal consultations, updates from the Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC), and more