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May 2024

 

May 13-15

Intermediate Financial Management & Audit Preparation

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a three (3) day training on Intermediate Financial Management & Audit Preparation. This training will take a more comprehensive look into the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for Government accounting and preparedness for the annual audit of Financial Statements and Single Audit. The training will highlight best practices for the successful management and accounting of the NAHASDA funds in accordance with the NAHASDA statute and regulations. Resources and tools will be provided that the HUD/ONAP program recipients (Tribes and TDHEs) can utilize in the fiscal and internal control management of their IHBG funds.

When: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. AKDT Register Here Link to training and materials will be emailed prior to training.

May 14

ARP Act Final Reporting and Closeout

Virtual Training

The training will provide participants with a better understanding of how to identify streamlined, efficient methods to conclude IHBG and ICDBG ARP Act funds, related to their IHBG and ICDBG goals and outcomes.

When: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MT Register Here

May 14-16

Developing & Financing Infrastructure Training

Virtual Training

This 3-day training will focus on how to develop and finance housing and infrastructure projects. The training will discuss infrastructure, government, and community facilities, housing, utilities, and renewable energy, including important updates from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.  

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

May 14-16

Strategic Planning Training

In-Person Training (Phoenix, AZ)

Strategic Planning for Native American Communities and Housing Programs

This is 3-day training is designed for active engagement of the participants with step-by-step instructions 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. The trainers will discuss case studies and lead interactive group 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.

Location:  Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown North
10 East Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85012-3114

When: 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Register Here

May 19

ONAP Webinar: Tribally Determined Wage Rates

Webinar

This webinar will provide Tribes and TDHEs with a better understanding of Tribally Determined Wage Rates (TDWR).

The webinar will cover:

  • Understanding the options for meeting prevailing wage rate requirements for Indian Housing Programs and other federal programs.
  • Evaluating which prevailing wage rates are the best fit for a Tribe or project.
  • Determining Tribal Wage Rates and how to implement them.

When: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register Here

May 21-23

Admissions & Occupancy Training

In-Person Training (Oklahoma City, OK)

Participants at this 3-day training will receive instruction based on real-life examples on how to successfully operate an effective A&O program. As a part of the training, participants will receive guidance on and take part in interactive exercises on the “A-to-Z” of A&O program. Training topics will include eligibility, wait lists, rent calculations, collections, inspections, and lease compliance. Discussions will be held on how Admissions and Occupancy staff may need to collaborate with maintenance on tasks such as work-order processing, unit turn-around, and tenant education on the basic maintenance of the unit.

Location:  Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown – Bricktown
209 North Walnut Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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

May 22-23

Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR)

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting a two (2) day training on the Indian Housing Plan (IHP)/Annual Performance Report (APR). The IHP/APR are the most critical submissions required by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). This training will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the IHP and APR requirements, the process for developing the local IHP, tracking activities for the APR, step-by-step process for completing the report template and current reference materials related to the IHP and APR. The training also incorporates discussion and case studies to facilitate networking and to assist participants in being prepared to complete their IHP and APR.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. AKDT Register Here Link to training and materials will be emailed prior to training.

May 29-30

Mixed Income Development

Virtual Training

The training will discuss general planning and site considerations for a mixed income development project. The training will review funding programs, look at factors for feasibility, financial reporting, and other program requirements.

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

May 29-31

Admissions and Occupancy

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting a three (3) day online training designed to enhance the job performance of Admissions and Occupancy staff and other tribal housing professionals working on Admissions and Occupancy issues. 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, collections practices and compliance, 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.

When: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM AKDT  Register Here

JUNE 2024

 

June 5-6

Basic Financial Management

Virtual Training

This 2-day training will provide an orientation to basic standards of accounting and GAAP and implementation of strong financial management systems to comply with the general provisions of 2 CFR Part 200.302 Financial Management, as well as compliance with the NAHASDA statutes and regulations. The training will discuss each component of §200.302(b) to provide participants with the basic knowledge to properly administer NAHASDA and the IHBG program.

This training is intended to be an introduction to participants who have a basic knowledge of accounting and are new to the financial administration of the NAHASDA grant, and for those who need a refresher on best practices for a sound financial management system.

Topics will include:

  • NAHASDA & Uniform Guidance
  • Federal Grant Activities
  • Accounting Records
  • Recordkeeping and Retention
  • Accounting Systems and Internal Controls
  • Budgeting
  • IHBG Grant Funds
  • Allowable Cost
  • Financial Reporting

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

June 5-7

Housing Policy

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting a three (3) day training on Housing Policy. Participants will become acquainted with the essential policy requirements under NAHASDA. Management, review and revision of policies will be discussed, and a thorough review of a sample policy developed for Alaska Tribes and TDHEs will be included. 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: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. AKDT Register Here Link to training and materials will be emailed prior to training.

June 11-12

Program Income Training

In-Person Training (Denver, CO)

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.

Training Location: HUD ONAP Office, 1670 Broadway Denver, CO 80202

Hotel Room Block: Residence Inn Denver City Center, 1725 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202

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

June 11-13

Housing Policy Workshop

In-person- Anchorage, AK

Location: Dimond Center Hotel
700 E Dimond Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99515 Phone: (907)770-5000

AAHA is hosting an in-person three (3) day training workshop on Housing Policy, in Anchorage, AK. This interactive workshop will acquaint participants with the policy requirements for NAHASDA. Attendees will participant in a hands-on walk through of a sample policy, learning to making additions and revisions in real-time. Some of the policy topics that will be discussed include: Applicable Alaska Law, Application Process, Eligibility and Ineligibility, Waiting Lists, Verification, Maintenance and Inspections, Hoarding, Collections, and Termination. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their organization’s policies to work on.

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

June 12-13

Basic Financial Management

Virtual Training

This 2-day training will provide an orientation to basic standards of accounting and GAAP and implementation of strong financial management systems to comply with the general provisions of 2 CFR Part 200.302 Financial Management, as well as compliance with the NAHASDA statutes and regulations. The training will discuss each component of §200.302(b) to provide participants with the basic knowledge to properly administer NAHASDA and the IHBG program.

This training is intended to be an introduction to participants who have a basic knowledge of accounting and are new to the financial administration of the NAHASDA grant, and for those who need a refresher on best practices for a sound financial management system.

Topics will include:

  • NAHASDA & Uniform Guidance
  • Federal Grant Activities
  • Accounting Records
  • Recordkeeping and Retention
  • Accounting Systems and Internal Controls
  • Budgeting
  • IHBG Grant Funds
  • Allowable Cost
  • Financial Reporting

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

June 17-18

Credit Counseling

In-person- Anchorage, AK

AAHA will be hosting a two (2) day training in Anchorage, AK on Credit Counseling. Participants will learn how to develop and deliver credit counseling services designed to help prepare Native families to meet the financial obligations of renting or owning a home, rehabbing a home, and handling emergencies. The Credit Counseling course will cover topics that include, but are not limited to; Credit Counselor’s Role & Responsibilities; Identifying Your Clients: Analyzing Data; Affordability; Barriers to Accessing Credit; Reading the Report: Types of Credit; Analyzing credit reports; Types of Negative Activity; What Lenders Look at When They Review a Credit Report; Affordability, Debt, and Budgeting to Meet Financial Obligations; Consumer Protection Laws; Credit Challenges and Methods to Improve Credit.

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

June 18-19

Maintenance Training

In-Person Training (Albuquerque, NM)

Participants at this 2-day training will receive instruction based on real-life examples on how to successfully operate an effective maintenance program. The training will discuss budgeting and oversight, policies, staff roles in carrying out a range of maintenance activities, work order systems, preventative maintenance, unit turn-around, health & safety violations, homeowner maintenance, and team safety.

Location:  Andaluz Curio Collection By Hilton
125 Second Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102

When: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register Here

June 19-20

Property Maintenance Management

In-person- Auburn, WA

Developing a productive and successful maintenance department occurs out-of-sight of hammers, paint brushes, and other equipment. This 2-day in-person training will examine some of the less hands-on aspects of maintenance, repair, and upgrades, and cover topics such as policies, procurement, inspections, and work order systems. In addition, we will discuss how the funding landscape for repairs and improvements, especially those related to "reducing housing-related health risks," has changed during the pandemic and how you can create effective plans for addressing and improving your housing stock. The training serves as a precursor to the standard hands-on maintenance training.

Note: This training is in-person and will be delivered at the Muckleshoot Housing Authority in Auburn, WA

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of property maintenance
  • Policies and requirements
  • Sources of funding
  • Procurement methods
  • How to develop inspections plans
  • How to develop a statement of work (SOW)
  • Maintenance vs. Rehab
  • Developing a work order system

When: 9:00 am-3:00 pm PDT Register Here

JULY 2024

 

July 10

IHBG Conveyance

Virtual Training

AAHA is hosting a one (1) day IHBG Conveyance training to assist Housing Authorities in completing the proper steps to convey units as they are paid off. The course will help staff understand their roles and responsibilities in transferring the unit. The training will focus on real estate issues that are encountered with lease to own units being conveyed, including information relevant to Alaska. Participants will be provided instruction templates which will include lease assignments and best methods for recordings with DNR. Listed below are just a few of the topics that will covered; Mutual Help (Mael); the Legal implications of the Mutual Help Supreme Court Decision; Corrective Deeds; Conveying mortgaged housing; homes that have covenants or restriction; mobile homes (tiny homes that are movable); Site Control; Title Insurance; Useful Life; and other critical component necessary to conveyance homes in compliance with NAHASDA.

When: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM AKDT Register Here

July 16-17

Grant Writing

Virtual Training

AAHA will host a two (2) day training on Grant Writing for Tribal Housing Programs and Tribally Designated Housing Entities. Attendees will learn how to research project grant opportunities (through HUD, USDA, DOE, BIA and other funders), how to demonstrate compliance with federal regulations and how to create a proposal work flow. They will be guided through the process of crafting a comprehensive project narrative. Attendees will also learn to prepare an abstract and key proposal attachments like budget forms, narratives and professional ethics statements. The training will focus on Alaska-based case studies that reflect best practices for finding and leveraging funds to finance and complete projects. Concepts will be presented in a general manner that allows for varying levels of education and experience.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. AKDT Register Here Link to training and materials will be emailed prior to training.

AUGUST 2024

 

August 6-8

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 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. AKDT Register Here Link to training and materials will be emailed prior to training.

SEPTEMBER 2024

 
   

OCTOBER 2024

 

October 29-30

Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS)

AAHA will host a two (2) day training on Uniform Physical Condition Standards training to provide participants with the information and skills needed to properly inspect Tribes/TDHE’s Program units. This interactive training will discuss specifications of housing inspection standards and the inspector’s roles and responsibilities. This training will enhance participants’ knowledge of and abilities to meet new challenges and procedures related to using the Uniform Physical Condition Standards.

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

NOVEMBER 2024

 
   

DECEMBER 2024

 

December 10-11

Writing a Successful Request for Proposals (RFP)

AAHA is hosting a one and half day (1.5) day training on Writing a Successful Request for Proposals (RFP). An RFP is a document that a business, non-profit or government agency creates to detail the requirements for an upcoming project and is used to solicits bids from qualified vendors or contractors who would be able to complete or provide it. Developing an RFP that clearly communicates the details of the project that’s being undertaken will contribute to the quality of bids received and the successful outcome of the project and ultimate budget. Participants will learn what makes a strong RFP and what common mistakes to avoid. The training will include discussion on adapting to unexpected issues that may affect the successful execution of a project. Additional procurement and contract regulations and requirements will be included.

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