Follow NAFOA's broadcasts for the latest in COVID-19 updates, policy news from the Hill, available financial resources as well as new educational initiatives to support our tribal governments and communities.

June 2, 2021

Policy Alert: President Releases FY2022 Budget, BIA to Hold Briefing Session

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.

June 1, 2021

June 1: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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

May 25, 2021

Fiscal Recovery Fund Deadlines Extended 2 Weeks

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.

May 24, 2021

May 24: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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!

May 18, 2021

Thank You to our #NAFOA2021 Sponsors

The session recordings and PowerPoint presentations are available on the NAFOA website. Only Virtual Conference attendees have access to the page.

May 17, 2021

May 17: 5 Things You Need to Know This Week

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.

May 10, 2021

May 10: 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.

May 10, 2021

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.

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May 7, 2021

NAFOA announces its 39th Annual Leadership Awards Recipients

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.

May 5, 2021

Policy Alert: Upcoming Consultations on Indian Business Incubators Program

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.