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MAY 2022

 
May 23-24 Strategic Planning Training (Part 1)

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.

Note: Part 2 - June 2-3

When: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PT Register Here

May 23-25

Sustainable Development Design and Construction Training

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. 

When: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PT Register Here

May 24

IHBG ARP Project Implementation

Virtual Training

Participants will increase their knowledge about IHBG ARP implementation. Participants will be able to implement projects/programs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID.

When: 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. CT Register Now

May 24-25

Low Income Tax Credit Training

Virtual Training

This is a 2-day virtual training covering all aspects of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC). This training will provide instruction and training materials on environmental review policies, best practices, and related rules and regulations associated with LIHTCs

When: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. MT Register Now

May 24-27 Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a four (4) day online training on Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes. 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 regulations.  Participants will be given resources and tools that the HUD/ONAP program recipients (Tribes and TDHEs) can utilize to prepare for and be “audit ready” for their annual audit of their 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: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKST Register Here
May 31- Jun 2 Development Planning: Part 2 Training (NP Series*)

Virtual Training

This 3-day training will provide participants with training on project implementation and management and construction process. It will build in the overview presented in part 1 with focus on the project development from planning, procurement, construction to closeout.

*There are multiple series of Development Planning Training being offered.  Tribes/TDHEs from any region may attend.  Tribes/TDHEs from any region may attend.  We encourage participants to sign-up for the trainings in a particular series. The first session in this series is being offered March 30-April 1 and the third session is June 21-23.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. MT Register Here

JUNE 2022

 
Jun 2-3 Strategic Planning Training (Part 2)

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.

Note: Part 1 - May 23-24

When: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. PT Register Here

Jun 6-8 Admissions & Occupancy

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with June 9th (06/09/2022) 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

Jun 7-8

Program Income Training

Virtual Training

Participants at this 2-day training will gain a better understanding of program income under NAHSADA. The training will provide an overview of program income. The training will discuss sources of program income and how to calculate it. Participants will learn how to appropriately spend and report program income.

When: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT Register Here

Jun 14

IHBG CARES Module IV: Addressing Family and Individual Needs

Webinar

This webinar, the fourth in a series, will provide Tribes and TDHEs with information on how to continue to address family and individuals’ needs during a pandemic, such as COVID-19. Agenda items will include ways to meet the needs of families (such as providing food and transportation), ideas on how to support students, as well discussion on meeting the needs of elders.

When: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET Register Here

Jun 14

Tribal HUD-VASH Essentials Training

Virtual Training

Participants at this 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. ET Register Here

Jun 15-17

Intermediate Financial Management Training

Virtual Training

This 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 (GAAP) 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: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET Register Here

Jun 21-23

Basic Financial Management and Audit Preparation Training

Virtual Training

This 3-day virtual training will provide an orientation to basic standards of accounting and GAAP, financial statements, and accounting transactions in a typical small Tribe/TDHE, and implementation of a strong financial management system and related internal controls in order to comply with the general provisions of 2 CFR Part 200.302 Financial Management, as well as compliance with the NAHASDA statutes and regulations. Participants will be given resources and tools that the HUD/ONAP program recipients (Tribes and TDHEs) can utilize to prepare for and be “audit ready” for their annual audit of their Financial Statements and Single Audit.

When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PT Register Here

Jun 21-23 Development Planning: Part 3 Training (NP Series*)

Virtual Training

The last in this series, this 3-day training will provide participants with an overview on the last step of the development process - Operations and Project Management of a development project. The trainings topics will include: transition from development to operations, asset management vs property management, organizational structures, day-to-day operations, process and need for policies and procedures, operating budget, and housing counseling.

*There are multiple series of Development Planning Training being offered.  Tribes/TDHEs from any region may attend.  We encourage participants to sign-up for the trainings in a particular series. The first session in this series is being offered March 30-April 1 and the second session is May 31-June 2.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. MT Register Here

JULY 2022

 
Jul 12-13 Program Income

Virtual Training

Participants at this 2-day training will gain a better understanding Program Income under NAHSADA. The training will provide an overview, discuss sources, and how to calculate it. Participants will learn how to appropriately spend and report program income.

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

Jul 12-13

Alternative Funding Opportunities Training

Virtual Training

Participants at this 2-day course will learn how to develop, finance and manage Tribal affordable housing projects utilizing NAHASDA, Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC), Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP) and other gap financing programs. Discussion will include the necessary steps when planning an affordable housing project, information about how to prepare for and navigate the LIHTC application and closing process; secure appropriate GAP financing, leverage NAHASDA funds; manage investor expectations; and comply with program rules and requirements.

When: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. PT Register Here

AUGUST 2022

 
   
   

SEPTEMBER 2022

 
Sept 26-28 Environmental Review Report

Virtual Training

The purpose of this online, 3-day Environmental Review training is to provide HUD recipients with the necessary skills to ensure full compliance with the requirements of 24 C.F.R. Part 58. Participants will become familiar with: responsibilities of entities, achieving compliance with NEPA and related laws, Executive orders, and regulations; preparing environmental review records; making environmental review determinations, identifying environmental impacts; the consultation process, public notice and comment periods; and processing the request of the release of funds.

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

OCTOBER 2022

 
Oct 25-27 NAHASDA Essentials

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with a half day (10/28/2022) 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
   

NOVEMBER 2022

 
Nov 1-3 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.- 3:30 p.m. AKST Register Here

Nov 7-10

Strategic Planning

Virtual Training

AAHA will host an online Strategic Planning Training to provide information and guidance under the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) for housing authorities, tribal entities, and other individuals to understand Strategic Planning. Participants will learn the benefits of having a strategic plan, as well as learn strategies and insights that can be utilized to develop a short or long term plan to accomplish their goals. This virtual training will emphasize the development of a strategic plan that is appropriate and effective for the size and needs of the recipient’s programs. Data development and analysis, recognizing critical issues and identifying goals and implementation will be included in the covered topics.

When: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. AKDST Register Here

Nov 16-18

Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200

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.- 4:00 p.m. AKDST Register Here

DECEMBER 2022

 

Dec 5-8

Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a four (4) day online training on Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes. 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 regulations.  Participants will be given resources and tools that the HUD/ONAP program recipients (Tribes and TDHEs) can utilize to prepare for and be “audit ready” for their annual audit of their 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: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. AKDST Register Here

Dec 14-15

Needs Assessment & Community Engagement

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a two (2) day training on Needs Assessment. Alaska Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE) must understand the housing needs in the communities to be able to fairly and effectively distribute NAHASDA funds to achieve housing goals of homeownership, rentals, repairs and housing services programs. To increase affordable, energy efficient housing within their regions, it is critical that these tribes and TDHEs have access to solid data to help make informed decisions on where to invest, what types of housing program to develop and which funding programs to target. Knowledge derived through housing needs assessments can also assist by achieving a compelling funding case for outside investors.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. AKDST Register Here

JANUARY 2023

 
   
   

FEBRUARY 2023

 
   
   

MARCH 2023