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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 10-11

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: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT Register Here

July 16

Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS)

Virtual Training

This training will provide attendees with an understanding of Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS) and how it impacts the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Formula Allocation. The training will review how to determine FCAS eligibility and FCAS reporting on the Formula Response Form. The discussion will highlight how and when to report units that are conveyance eligible, vacant, and converted as well as what to do if project counts do not match.

When: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific 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.

July 16-17

Procurement and Contract Administration

Virtual Training

This 2-day training will provide an orientation to the procurement requirements for Tribal projects and how to comply with the provisions of 2 CFR Part 200 as well as compliance with the NAHASDA statutes and regulations. The training will discuss each relevant component of the Uniform Guidance to provide participants with the basic knowledge to effectively oversee the procurement process for NAHASDA funded projects.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m PDT Register Here

Email questions to: hudtrainings@icf.com

July 23-25

Intermediate Financial Management

In-Person Training (Denver, CO)

This 3-day training will discuss the application of governmental GAAP and strong financial management and internal control systems to successfully administer NAHASDA funds. The training will provide participants with an understanding of fund types, basics of accounting, differences between Governmental Fund versus Proprietary Fund Accounting and financial statement components. It will emphasize the Tribe/TDHE’s role in compliance of NAHASDA program specific financial activities on IHP budget planning and analyses, treatment of program income, investment of IHBG grant funds, financial reporting on the APR, and monitoring.

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

Hotel Room Block: Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center 550 15th Street Denver, CO 80202

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

July 29-30

Program Income

Virtual Training

Participants at this 2-day training will gain a better understanding of program income under NAHASDA. 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: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Pacific time Register here

July 31- August 1

Alternative Funding Opportunities

Virtual Training

This 2-day training will discuss ways participants can initiate a housing development using a variety of funding programs. This training will provide an overview of how to access an array of federal state and private sector funding programs for Tribal housing and explore how market and housing needs are considered. Participants will also learn how planning and design steps play a crucial role in deciding what projects are most critical for their community and the impact of leveraging various sources of financing for development.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Pacific time Register here

Questions? Email hudtrainings@icf.com

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.

August 6-8

Intermediate Financial Management

In-Person Training (Phoenix, AZ)

This 3-day training will discuss the application of governmental GAAP and strong financial management and internal control systems to successfully administer NAHASDA funds. The training will provide participants with an understanding of fund types, basics of accounting, differences between Governmental Fund versus Proprietary Fund Accounting and financial statement components. It will emphasize the Tribe/TDHE’s role in compliance of NAHASDA program specific financial activities on IHP budget planning and analyses, treatment of program income, investment of IHBG grant funds, financial reporting on the APR, and monitoring.

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

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

August 7-8

Property Maintenance Management

In-person

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.

Where: Muckleshoot Housing Authority in Auburn, WA

When: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Pacific time Register here

Questions? Email hudtrainings@icf.com

August 13-14

Financial Management

In-Person Training (Oklahoma City, OK)

This 2-day training will provide an orientation to basic standards of accounting and GAAP and implementation of a 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.

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

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

August 14-15

Program Income

Virtual Training

This 2-day training will provide an understanding of the fundamentals of program income under NAHSADA. The training is intended as an introduction for participants that want to review the requirements for managing program income and/or adapt their process for effective use of program income.  Additionally, this training will show participants how to calculate program income as well as include a discussion on strategies for aggregating program income.

When: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Pacific time Register here

Questions? Email hudtrainings@icf.com

August 27-28

Credit Counseling

AAHA will be hosting a two (2) day online training 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: 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. AKST Register Here

SEPTEMBER 2024

 

September 17-19

NAHASDA Intermediate Training

In-Person (Chicago, IL)

This 3-day training will provide attendees with comprehensive information regarding NAHASDA. Participants will become familiar with all program activities, including rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation, and housing and crime prevention services. This foundational course will acquaint tribal and TDHE staff with the basic requirements of the IHBG Program and opportunities that are available.

Location: Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604

Questions? Email hudtrainings@icf.com

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

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 5

IHBG Conveyance

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 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. AKST Register Here

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