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JULY 30, 2021
The Department of Treasury has announced a new deadline of August 16th at 5:00pm Eastern Time for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply, which was previously set for July 30th.
JULY 30, 2021
Last week the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced $3 billion in funding opportunities to invest in distressed and underserved communities, including Indian Country, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic
JULY 28, 2021
NAFOA is excited to welcome back Matt Orley with Big Paper Strategies to the 2021 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference on September 27-28, 2021.
JULY 26, 2021
NAFOA is bringing you a special 5 Things You Need to Know this Week. In case you missed it, get to know our new Executive Director, as well as learn about upcoming funding opportunities for tribes, webinars, and job opportunities.
JULY 25, 2021
On July 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is announcing $3 billion in funding opportunities to invest in distressed and underserved communities, including Indian Country, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The EDA investment is broken into six Notices of Funding Opportunities.
JULY 20, 2021
NAFOA is pleased to announce that Richard “Rico” Frias (Chiricahua Apache from the Chihene Nde Nation) has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Mr. Frias joined NAFOA on Monday, July 12, 2021.
NAFOA’s pilot podcast, "Standing Together for Tomorrow," invites tribal leaders to discuss the financial, community, and personal impacts of the pandemic on their tribes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Indian Country and isolated our people when we need to support each other the most. Listen as NAFOA’s 1st Vice President, VaRene Martin, sits down with Chairwoman Erica Pinto of Jamul Indian Village and Chairman Bo Mazzetti of Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians to learn more about their community's response to the pandemic and how they are creating solutions for a more hopeful tomorrow.
NAFOA is here to provide resources and information as Indian Country continues to navigate the latest COVID-19 Developments. Learn more about the status of legislative efforts that advocate for Indian Country's relief inclusion and the progress of the Tribal COVID-19 working group comprised of national and regional native organizations across the country.RESOURCES
NAFOA hosts and partners with key groups to provide educational and informational events to a wide variety of audiences.
2021 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conferenceabout 2 months
Fall ConferenceSeptember 26, 2021
OSU Intermediate Tribal Finance and Accounting Program2 months
Online/VirtualOctober 12, 2021
Online Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate Program5 months
Professional DevelopmentJanuary 10, 2022
40th Annual Conference8 months
ConferencesApril 4, 2022
Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises
The Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Enterprises (Orange Book) addresses the complex economic activity and related entity differences of tribal settings. It also presents an overview of the financial reporting framework in a tribal setting. The Orange Book includes ten chapters covering the unique operating environment of tribal governments from financial reporting with business activities to fiduciary activities to federal tax and information reporting. The Orange Book was informally reviewed by accounting standard setters and includes sample tribal financial statements.Learn more