Our Advocacy Efforts
Economic Development is the key to future success of Tribal nations and communities. NAFOA is dedicated to keeping Indian Country up to date on any opportunites for both Tribal governments and their citizens.
Tribal governments have unique funding resources and reporting requirements for federal awards carried out through grants, cost reimbursement contracts, and other agreements with state and local governments. NAFOA will continue to update Indian Country on banking, grant management, and financial reporting frameworks (GASB, FASB, and FASAB).
One of the largest obstacles in building tribal economies is difficulty in accessing capital, particularly cost-effective capital programs crucial to initial and sustained economic development. As tribal assets grow, effective management can also present challenges. NAFOA is working to ensure tribal assets are well-managed for the next generation.
NAFOA will continue to work closely with the federal government to protect and promote tribal interests in the development of policies related to governance. We will also continue to explore new areas of economic opportunity for Tribal nations.