JUNE 22, 2022 – NAFOA Executive Director Rico Frias testified before the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Energy Subcommittee on the crucial topic of
Policy Alert: Secretary Haaland Announces Members of the First-Ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee
On Wednesday, Secretary of Interior Halland announced the names of the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC). The STAC includes 24 representatives, two for each of
The United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) will be holding a virtual listen session on “Cannabis in Indian Country” on June 17 at 3:30PM ET. / 9:30 AM HT. As discussions around national cannabis reform legislation take shape, SCIA staff is seeking comments from Tribal leaders, their designees, and other experts from Native communities on Tribal cannabis commerce and related equities.
The Office of Management and Budget publishes an annual report (called a “crosscut”) on federal funding for programs that benefit Native Americans, but tribal stakeholders have expressed concerns about the report’s transparency. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that agency data shown in the report lacks details about what it represents, making it challenging for some people to understand and use the data.
NAFOA hosted Department of Energy in a webinar designed to discuss debt and tax equity for energy projects in Indian Country, as well as new changes to the DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO). Financing energy projects using debt and tax-equity can significantly enhance economic returns and potentially attract a broad range of investors. Debt and tax-equity structures are commonly used in the solar industry today and offer a significant resource for tribes interested in pursuing these projects.
NAFOA will host the Department of Energy in a webinar designed to discuss debt and tax equity for energy projects in Indian Country, as well as new changes to the DOE’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) on Wednesday, May 18th at 2:00pm Eastern Time.
Earlier this week, the White House released the President’s proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2023 to start October 1st. Included in the budget request is $4.5 billion for Department of the Interior tribal programs, more than $1 billion above the 2021 enacted level.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking experienced candidates with 100 job vacancies to soon be opening on USA Jobs. Interested candidates should consider applying for many