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April 2021

 

Apr 6-7

Self-Monitoring

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a two (2) day training to provide participants with a solid foundation for complying with the self-monitoring requirements of NAHASDA and 2 CFR 200, and to provide strategies and insights that recipients can utilize to make self-monitoring an effective tool to accomplish their goals. This training will emphasize the development of local self-monitoring plans that are appropriate and effective for the size and needs of the recipientā€™s program. The training will provide participants with the most current information on the requirements as well as the tools that are available to support recipient self-monitoring.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

Apr 6-8

Intermediate Financial Management

Virtual Training

NAIHC will host a Three (3) day virtually delivered training on Intermediate Financial Management & Audit Preparation. The training will deliver highlights of best practices to ensure that the management and accounting of the NAHASDA funds are being observed and practiced in accordance with the NAHASDA statute and regulations. Participants will be given resources and tools that the HUD/ONAP program recipients (Tribes and TDHEs) can utilize to employ best practices in the fiscal and internal control management of their IHBG funds, understand and put into practices generally accepted accounting principles (GGAP) for Government accounting and understand the tools and procedures to ensure audit readiness and preparedness for the annual audit of Financial Statements and Single Audit. The training will include a review of relevant sections of the 2 CFR Part 200 Uniform Guidance on audit requirements, review of internal controls, expenditure compliance, financial record keeping, the latest OMB Compliance Supplement for the NAHASDA program, and Year-end closing processes

When: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Apr 7-8 & 13-14

Strategic Planning

Virtual Training

Participants at this 4-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully manage a strategic planning process. The trainers will walk-through the best practices, processes, and procedures of developing and implementing a Strategic Housing Plan. This training will use case studies and exercises to walk participants through the creation of a strategic plan from partnership building and stakeholder involvement and outreach, to the variety of community assessment tools and elements critical to a successful and flexible plan.

When: April 7-8 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific Time
             April 13-14 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pacific Time

Registration for this training is FREE, but you must register to attend. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/StrategicPlanningApril

Apr 8-9

Board of Commissioners

Virtual Training

This two-day course is designed to develop the Board of Commissioner's knowledge of the federal rules and requirements related to Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding and program requirements. Participants with become familiarized with the operations of a Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) and their role as a Board member. The course will cover the history of Indian Housing to the current statute, discussing eligible activities and the required policies and procedures.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Apr 13-15

Residential Endorsement

Virtual Training

AAHA will host an online three (3) day intensive workshop, presenting energy-efficient building techniques for builders, designers, planners, and homeowners. It is an excellent opportunity to learn the latest construction methods related to residential energy efficiency. The building technologies introduced are based on energy conservation through the use of insulation, air/vapor retarders, insulating windows, and controlled ventilation systems, among other methods. Please note: This course meets the State of Alaska Division of Occupational Licensing educational requirements that qualify general contractors to take the state Residential Endorsement exam. To be eligible for Continue Education Units (CEUs), participants must be on-camera for the entire training.

When: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. AKST Register Here

Apr 13-16

NAHASDA Intermediate

Virtual Training

The purpose of this NAHASDA Intermediate training is to provide a deeper dive, emphasizing practical application, on a handful of selected NAHASDA compliance topics for which recipients may often have more questions after a brief overview in a NAHASDA Essentials training. In this version of the training, some of the selected topics include: a review of the non-discrimination laws cited in NAHASDA including the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970; selected topics and updates pertaining to the Uniform Administrative Requirements (2 CFR 200), including the application of internal controls as defined in 2 CFR 200.303; Total Development Costs (TDCs); ā€œuseful lifeā€ provisions, and other selected topics. The training will be combination of lecture, discussion and application exercises.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Apr 14-15

Methamphetamine/Remediation of Units

Virtual Training

Provide training and guidance on best practices pertaining to methamphetamine remediation of affordable housing.  Training will include recommended approaches to pre- and post-move-in inspections, safety, remediation and importance of record keeping.  Review policies regarding unit management, testing and violations.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Apr 21-22

Procurement & Contract Administration

Virtual Training

The training will encompass the requirements pursuant to NAHASDA and Procurement Standards per 2 CFR 200 and Indian Preference per Section 7(b) of the Indian Education and Self-Determination Act. The training will be delivered in four modules that cover: Introduction to Procurement in Indian Country; NAHASDA Procurement regulations and 2 CFR 200 Procurement Standards, Indian Preference, Methods of Procurement, Price and Cost Analysis and then delve into the Contract Administration function that will cover types of contracts, required contract clauses, labor standard prevailing wages, payroll certifications, procurement records management/retention, payments, warranty and project closeout. The training will also include sample exercises to get better understanding of principles and concepts of procurement requirements.

When: 12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Apr 27-29

Sustainable Development

Virtual Training

This 3-day training is designed to provide tribal communities with the tools that community leaders and organizations
need to define sustainability and lead their communities through a design, development, and construction process
that includes culture and environment. The training will include:

  • Pre-development funding and resource methods; culturally responsive planning, design, and constructionstrategies; responsible community engagement and participatory strategies; and maintenance postoccupancy management.
  • Design and construction methods, focusing on leveraging sustainability, and how projects are built with purpose and grounded in a clear, strategic mission and informed design decisions resulting in a product that is affordable (both to build, operate, and maintain) and exemplary.
  • Best Practice Case Studies that will highlight relevant and exemplary tribal projects that illustrate and demonstrate core concepts of the training.

Registration for this training is FREE, but you must register to attend.
Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/SustainableDevApril.

Apr 27-29

NAHASDA Essentials

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with a half day (04/30/2021) being available for participants to schedule a one-on one session with the trainer. The training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Participants will become familiar with latest regulations, program guidance, and PIH Notices. A thorough review of eligible families and eligible activities including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation and housing and crime prevention services will be provided. Other major topics to be addressed include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, calculating income eligibility and adjusted gross income, moderate-income family assistances, income verification.

When: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

May 2021

 

May 4-5

Tribal HUD-VASH

Virtual Training

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully administer and manage a Tribal HUD-VASH program. The trainer will give an overview of the Tribal HUD-VASH program, how it works, who is eligible, and key regulations and guidance.

When: 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Central Time

Registration for this training is FREE, but you must register to attend. Registration is available online at
http://bit.ly/TribalHUD-VASHMay.

May 4-6

Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 (Super Circular)

Virtual Training

The Uniform Guidance establishes the administrative and financial management requirements for all Federal grants in accordance with 2 CFR 200.  The Uniform Guidance requirements encompass management standards, procurement, reporting, record keeping, allowable costs, audits and much more.  In addition to the Uniform Guidance, specific program requirements are established by statute or regulation which supersedes the Uniform Guidance.  This three (3) day online training will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the administrative and financial management requirements for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) including the Uniform Guidance.  The training will emphasize practical applications of the Uniform Guidance to the NAHASDA program requirements.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here
May 11-13

Housing Policy

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an interactive three (3) day training workshop on Housing Policy.  The workshop will acquaint participants on the essential policy requirements for NAHASDA. Participants will learn the essential policy requirements for NAHASDA management in general.  It will be a hands-on thorough review of a policy developed for Alaska Tribes and TDHEs. Some of the policy topics include: Applicable Alaska Law, Application Process, Eligibility and Ineligibility, Waiting Lists, Verification, Maintenance and Inspections, Hoarding, Collections, and Termination.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

May 12-13

Self-Monitoring

Virtual Training

The training will cover the requirements for NAHASDAā€™s annual compliance assessment required by NAHASDA grant recipients through the mechanism of self-monitoring. The training will highlight 12 key program functions for annual review by grant recipients: IHP/APR Planning & Reporting; Self-Monitoring; Financial Management; Organization & Administration; Procurement & Contract Administration; Environmental Compliance; Eligibility, Admission& Occupancy; Relocation Assistance; Section 504 Accessibility; Maintenance & Inspection; Labor Standards and Lead-based Paint. The outcome of such assessments is used to report to HUD of areas that are non-compliant and how the recipient intends to self-correct to bring into compliance through Performance Improvement Plans to assure compliance with NAHASDA and other federal related laws as required.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Here

May 19-20

NAHASDA Intermediate

This 2 Day Virtual NAHASDA Intermediate Training will provide participants with a greater understanding of Indian Housing Management and operations. This will help to create a more effective and efficient Housing Organization, by increasing knowledge of IHA management and operations it will lead to an improved delivery of Housing opportunities for the beneficiaries of NAHASDA programs. We will discuss required policies, regulations and governing documents and the History of Indian Housing.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. ET Register Here

June 2021

 
June 7-9

Admissions & Occupancy

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with June 10th (07/10/2021) being available for participants to schedule a one-on one session with the trainer. The course will cover Admissions and Occupancy program management with topics to include the application and selection process, eligibility for housing assistance, calculating annual income, determining monthly rental or homeownership payments, occupancy standards, effective communication techniques with residents, lease agreement compliance, and collections. The course will also examine how maintaining high standards in the Admissions and Occupancy program affects the overall management of tribal housing programs.  Participants are encouraged to have calculators and a copy of their Admissions and Occupancy policies so they can practice applying them to case studies and role-playing exercises presented during this course.

When: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

September 2021

 
Sept 21-23

NAHASDA Intermediate

Virtual Training

This interactive three (3) day online NAHASDA Intermediate training is the next step to a more comprehensive understanding of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Participants will be equipped with valuable tools such as the latest regulations, program guidance, and PIH Notices to manage their programs successfully. Topics to be included, but not limited to; Overview of NAHASDA; Development and TCD; Operating Budgets; Useful Life; Leveraging and Management Capacity; and more.  

When: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

November 2021

 

Nov 16-18

Project Implementation

Anchorage, AK

This three (3) day training will provide participants with a wide scope of information pertaining to the planning and development of affordable housing projects under NAHASDA.  Rather than focusing on a specific topic or type of project, this training will provide participants with the step-by-step process to professionally plan and implement various types of projects from conceptualization through management.  Successful project implementation and program compliance is challenging and complex.  This training is intended to assist recipients by providing an effective process to plan and manage NAHASDA projects which incorporates program requirements.  The training will include a complex case study to provide an opportunity for participants with the opportunity to explore and evaluate various approaches to addressing complex housing challenges in rural Alaska villages.  Additionally, training materials will include management tools to support planning and development of projects.  Although the training will not focus on compliance, NAHASDA requirements will be incorporated in the training material and project implementation process to facilitate successful project implementation.

When: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

December 2021

 

Dec 7-8

Meth Decontamination & Remediation

Anchorage, AK

Manufacturing or smoking methamphetamine (meth) contaminates residential properties with dangerous and toxic chemical compounds that become airborne and deposit onto walls, ceilings, appliances, floors and carpet, mattresses and any personal possessions exposed. The presence of these chemicals poses a health risk to occupants and a potential liability to property owners. AAHA is hosting a two (2) day training on Methamphetamine Decontamination. This training course will cover aspects of meth lab and meth user (smoking) site decontamination/remediation and clean up. Attendees of the course will learn the tools and skills necessary to decontaminate a building or dwelling where meth has been smoked or produced.  

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here