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On Friday, May 28, 2021 President Biden submitted his Budget Request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to Congress. The request included $2.7 billion for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and $1.3 billion in funding for the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). These requests are $609.9 million and $110.6 million over the FY 2021 enacted levels respectively.
It's a short week, but we still have important opportunities to share. Check out the latest job opportunities, internships, and reminders about the Fiscal Recovery Fund for tribes in 5 Things You Need to Know this Week
Today, the Department of the Treasury announced a 2-week extension for tribal governments to submit their requests for payments from the $20 billion tribal portion of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. The extension is due to numerous requests from tribal leaders experiencing technical issues.
NAFOA cares about our community. In the 5 Things You Need to Know This Week, we share a quick reminder about FRF payment requests, internship opportunities, and more. Plus, $5 gift cards!
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Stay informed about the latest notices about the $20B COVID-Relief for Tribes, opportunities for tribal broadband and security experts, and more in the 5 Things You Need to Know this Week.
NAFOA advocates for the needs of Indian Country. Want to join our mission? Check out opportunities to join our team, as well as the upcoming webinars, consultations, and important news in the 5 Things You Need to Know This Week.
Policy Alert: Treasury Announces Formula to Distribute $20 Billion in COVID-19 Relief to Tribal Governments
On Monday, May 10, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced the much awaited distribution of $20 Billion to Tribal Governments for Coronavirus Relief. This announcement described the methodology Treasury used to allocate the funds as well as the timeline for distribution, upcoming information sessions, and the regulation determining allowable uses and requirements for the funds.
NAFOA has honored the accomplishments of a tribal leader, tribal executive, financial deal advancing tribal economies and an education program positively impacting Native Americans. The awards were presented throughout NAFOA’s 39th Annual Conference held virtually.
Next week, on May 12 and 13th, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will be holding tribal consultations on the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development's (IEED) proposed regulation to implement the Native American Business Incubators Program Act.