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Dec. 4-5

Grant Writing
Suquamish, WA

This two-day course will cover strategies for effective grant writing and sustainable fundraising for affordable housing development and rehabilitation; program capacity building; and resident services/self-sufficiency activities. On the first day, participants will discuss how to assess their funding needs and identify possiblesources of public and private sector funding. They will also begin learning about the key components of a typical funding proposal including statement of need, program goals, management capacity, implementation schedules, evaluation, intended program outputs and outcomes, and long-term program sustainability.

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Dec. 4-6

Tribal Council
Nome, AK

Interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (12/7) being optional for participants to schedule a one-on one session with the trainer. This training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the roles and responsibilities of Tribal Council members with regard to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Topics include Conflict of Interest, Procurement, Tribal Council Roles and Responsibilities under NAHASDA, Strategic Planning, Compliance and Monitoring, Reporting and Recordkeeping, and AONAP Assistance. Other major topics to be addressed include determining eligibility and the Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report. This course provides the foundation for tribal council members to be successful in applying applicable rules and policies to conflict resolution and decision-making. Case studies, group discussions, and hands-on exercises will be applied to reinforce NAHASDA concepts.

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Dec. 6



New Date! ONAP Best Practice Webinar Series featuring: San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority

webinar 1:00PM -3:00PM Eastern Time

San Felipe Pueblo homeThe second installment of HUD's National Best Practices Webinar Series will feature HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary, Heidi Frechette, interviewing Isaac Perez, Executive Director of the San Felipe Pueblo Housing Authority about their construction and renovation program to build homes that fit the traditional and cultural customs of the tribal members of the Pueblo of San Felipe. Through comprehensive planning, tribal input and coordination, and financed leveraging they were able to construct the first ever subdivision of the Pueblo of San Felipe. Learn about their Title VI conversion to 184 Loan process and tribal mortgage program. 

You may join the conference 10 minutes prior.

Step 1: Dial into the conference.

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243

Access Code: 0843409##


Step 2: Join the conference on your computer.

Entry Link: http://ems8.intellor.com/login/810725

When you access the entry link above, you will be provided a choice - to install the WebEx plug-in for your preferred browser or to join the web conference using a temporary path. Either option is acceptable. Need technical assistance? Call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015

Dec. 6

Alaska ONAP 2018 NOFA ICDBG Training

Via Skype

The Fiscal Year 2018 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was published on October 22, 2018. The Alaska Office of Native American Programs is conducting training on the NOFA for the ICDBG program for all interested eligible applicants via Skype on Thursday, December 6th. The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low- and moderate- incomes as defined in 24 CFR Part 1003.4.

Contact Info:
Andy Conception for Skype details


Dec. 10-12

Project Implementation
Anchorage, AK

This three-day training will provide participants with a wide scope of information pertaining to 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. This training is intended to assist recipients by providing an effective process to plan and manage NAHASDA projects, which incorporates program requirements and will include case studies of several different types of affordable housing projects to enhance the effectiveness of the training. 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.

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January 2019


Jan. 22-24

Environmental Reveiw
Charlotte, NC

This 3-day training provides Indian tribes ("tribes" also includes Native Alaskan villages) and other recipients of HUD’s Office of Native American Program funding--Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) with specific instructions and guidelines for carrying out their responsibilities under the environmental review process according to 24 CFR Part 58: Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities.

The environmental review process is required for all HUD ONAP assisted projects to ensure that the proposed project does not negatively impact the surrounding environment and that the property site itself will not have an adverse environmental or health effect on end users. Not every project is subject to a full environmental review (i.e., every project's environmental impact must be examined, but the extent of this examination varies), but every project must be in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other related environmental laws.

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