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August 2020

 

Aug 25-27

Intermediate Financial Management & Reporting

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.- 6:00 p.m. ET Register Here

Aug 26-27

Housing Policy

Virtual Training

The Housing Policy will cover policy components, the purpose of policies, writing policies, and components of an A&O policy. Participants should refer to copies of their own Admissions and Occupancy policies so that they can practice applying them to the activities presented during this course.  The course will also examine how maintaining high standards in the Admissions and Occupancy program affects the overall management of tribal housing programs.

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

September 2020

 

Sept 1-2

Permanent Supportive Housing

Virtual Training

This 2-day training is designed to support the development of permanent supportive housing projects to serve tribal homelessness on reservations. Tribal Housing Authority staff and any other Tribal departments staff and/or Tribal Council will gain an understanding of permanent supportive housing. They will be engaged in and committed to the development and implementation of a PSH project. Students will gain a clear understanding of funding sources available for PSH along with a timeline and a funding plan.

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

Sept 1-3

NAHASDA Essentials

Virtual Training

This virtual 3-day training will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to NAHASDA. Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. Other major topics that will be covered include the IHBG formula, eligible program participants, income verifications, other federal requirements, financial management and program administration. This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available.

When: 9:00am-4:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

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

Sept 2-3

Executive Director Training

Virtual Training

The training will cover the key roles and responsibilities of Executive Directors of TDHEs or Tribal housing departments on the day-to-day management and oversight of the NAHASDA funded programs and key elements of compliance. It will also describe the expected reporting and relationships to the Tribal leadership (Tribal Council and/or Board of Commissioners) and HUD.

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

Sept 9-10

Board of Commissioners Training

This is a two-day interactive course designed to develop the Tribal Councilā€™s knowledge of the federal rules and requirements related to accepting Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) funding and familiarize attendees with the operation of the Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) and their role as the Board in this industry. The course will cover the history of Indian Housing to the current statute governing the eligible activities and the required policies. It will also include the planning and controlling aspect of management. The course offers information on conflict of interest, the business meeting, setting agendas, the roles and responsibilities of officers and other helpful tips in conducting business. Other discussion will include the review of applicable federal and tribal laws that may impact the process. Case studies will be reviewed and participants should refer to their own policies in determining the desired outcome when working on the Tribal Council exercises.

When: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET REGISTER HERE

Sept 15-17

Intermediate Financial Management & Reporting (postponed to September 30-October 1)

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. - 4:00 p.m. ET 

Register Here

Sept 15-18

NAHASDA Intermediate

Virtual Training

This class was designed and presented by two Indian Housing Experts. It is designed to provide an understanding of the roles of tribal leaders, housing commissioners and executive staff in implementing this complex program. Participants will learn about eligible activities, eligible participants, HUD program requirements and all applicable regulations. Class will also provide insight to additional resources that can leverage NAHASDA Block Grant funds.

When: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register Here

Sept 22-24

Environmental Review

Virtual Training

This 3-day training provides Indian tribes (ā€œtribesā€ also includes Native Alaskan villages) and other recipients of HUDā€™s Office of Native American Program fundingā€“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 projectā€™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.

When: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

Register Here

Sept 22-24

Admissions and Occupancy

Virtual Training

Housing Admissions and Occupancy responsibilities are at the heart of the rental housing program. Often occupancy specialists are the face of housing to many residents. Participants can expect to gain an understanding how Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) policies and program requirements impact the Admissions and Occupancy (A&O) process. Board and management can learn more about developing and applying tribal policies and procedures that are clear, support staff, and promote equitable and compliant programs.

When: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Registration for this training is FREE, but you must register to attend. Register Here

Sept 22-24

 

 

 

Developing and Financing Infrastructure
Virtual Training

Infrastructure is the backbone of any community and is necessary for everything from housing to business development to schools. However, financing infrastructure rarely comes from a single source. It can take a complex array of source to develop water/sewer, roads, and utilities. Timing funding with the phases of development is critical. This workshop will demystify infrastructure development and funding and identify different strategies for accessing resources.

Sept 30 - Oct 1

 

Intermediate Financial Management & Reporting (postponed to September 30-October 1)
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. - 4:00 p.m. ET 
Register Here

October 2020

 

Oct 6-9

NAHASDA Essentials
Fairbanks, AK

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three and a half (3.5) day training with the final half day (10/09/2020) being optional and 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.

Location: Westmark Fairbanks 813 Noble St (907) 456-7722
Reservations: www.westmarkhotels.com Group Code: AAHA1020
Registration: To Register click here

Oct 27-29

Governance & Leadership in Tribal Housing
Anchorage, AK

AAHA will host a three (3) day training that will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the roles and responsibilities of Board of Commissioners and Tribal Council members with regard to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Topics to be addressed include; Fiduciary Responsibilities; Conflict of Interest; Procurement; Compliance and Monitoring; Admissions Requirements; Policy Requirements; and Decision Making. This course provides the foundation for Board of Commissioner and 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.

Location: TBD
Reservations: TBD Group Code: TBD
Registration: To Register click here

Oct 27-29

 

Basic Financial Management & Audit Preparation for Small Tribes
Virtual Training

AAHA will host a three (3) 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 ā€œaudit readyā€ 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: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. AKST Register Here

November 2020

 

Nov 4-6

Grant Writing
Virtual Training

AAHA will host a three (3) day online training on Grant Writing for Tribal Housing Programs and Tribally Designated Housing Entities. Topics to be covered will include: researching government & private (HUD, USDA, DOE, BIA) project grant opportunities, federal regulations, work flow, working Summary of the Notice, review processes, preparing the Project Narrative (Program Development and Logic Model, Need Statement, Project Description, Goals and Objectives, Outcomes and Evaluation), preparing the Abstract and Attachments, budget forms and narratives and professional ethics.

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

Nov 17-18

Meth Decontamination & Remediation
Virtual Training

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 virtual 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.- 4:00 p.m. AKST Register Here
 

Nov 18-19

Program Income training!  Save the date!

December 2020

 

Dec 1-3

Admissions & Occupancy
Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day online training with December 4th (12/4/20) 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 available 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