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NOVEMBER 2022

 
Nov 15-17

Developing & Financing Infrastructure Training

Virtual Training

Participants in this 3-day training will learn about Developing and Financing Housing and Infrastructure projects including infrastructure, government and community facilities, housing, utilities, and renewable energy, including important updates from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Training will include the following topics:

  • Development-organizing, team management, roles, strategic partnerships, development planning and implementation.
  • Review of federal Indian law and tribal law issues relating to development projects.
  • Key grants, loans and tax credits for infrastructure, rental housing, home ownership, energy and other projects, the criteria for each funding source, and strategies for submitting competitive proposals. 
  • Strategies for partnering with taxpaying entities to take advantage of the tax credits that tribes cannot directly claim, and important updates regarding new abilities for tribes to directly receive certain energy tax credits.

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

Nov 15-17

Admissions & Occupancy

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

AAHA is hosting an exciting and interactive three (3) day training with November 18th (11/18/2022) 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.

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

Nov 28-30

Development Planning: Part 3 Training

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 training 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.

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

Note:  Part 1: September 13-15, 2022; Part 2: September 26-28, 2022

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 12-13

Meth Decontamination & Remediation

Location:
Hilton Anchorage Hotel
500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
(907)272-7411

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 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.

Register Here

Dec 12-14

Development Planning: Part 1 Training

Virtual Training

This 3-day training will provide participants with an introduction to the development planning process. The training will provide a pathway for ProjectImplementation from Conception through Development; provide managementtools and reference material to support effective Project Implementation; present compliance requirements within the context of the Project Implementation process; and provide the opportunity to apply Project Implementation concepts through case studies.

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

NotePart 2: January 24-26, 2023; Part 3: February 7-9, 2023

Dec 12-15

NAHASDA Intermediate Training

Virtual Training

This 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. 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: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET 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

 

Jan 24-26

Development Planning: Part 2 Training

Virtual Training

Part 2 of this series will provide participants with 3 days of training on the specifics of the Development Process from the Predevelopment phase through Construction. It will build on the overview presented in Part 1 and focus on the tasks associated with predevelopment, development, and construction phases. Major topics include relevant procurement and environmental tasks, market study requirements, property acquisition, sources and uses of funds, appraisal of trust property, site suitability financial feasibility, budgeting, construction management, and contract administration.

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

NotePart 1: December 12-14, 2022; Part 3: February 7-9, 2023

   

FEBRUARY 2023

 

Feb 7-9

 

Development Planning: Part 3 Training

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 training 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.

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

NotePart 1: December 12-14, 2022; Part 2: January 24-26, 2023

   

MARCH 2023