What is a ROSS Program and Eligible Funding Requirements

The ROSS Program is a HUD grants opportunity to fund the positions of Service Coordinators for qualifying Tribal Self-Sufficiency Programs. A Self-Sufficiency Program provides supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income while reducing to possibly eliminating the need for Tribal service assistance. Effective service coordination increases positive Tribal community sustainability plus Tribal resident housing independence combined with individual personal fulfillment.


Training Objectives:

-What is a ROSS-SC program

-Access to ROSS funding opportunity and program NOFA

-Qualified entity, application, and submission

-Application amendments, grace period, terms, and deadlines

-Available, eligible use of funds

-New and renewable applications

-Funding restrictions, ineligible activities, direct and indirect cost

  • Instructor:

    Patti Mitchell & Chris Welch

  • Patti Mitchell: Member of Cherokee Nation

    Combining over 35 years of successful Entrepreneurship while also achieving a professional career in Program Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Training & Technical Assistance, and Business Relations from places like Cherokee Nation, Native Learning Center, Appalachian State University, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, North Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Executive Leadership in Tourism and Commerce.

    Chris Welch: Member of Cherokee Nation

    Chris has dedicated his career to Community Development Projects, Training & Technical Assistance for his own Cherokee Nation where he coached and qualified over 140 low-income rural Native American nonprofit organizations, oversaw 60 Native American community building projects, assisted over 50 new Native American community-based nonprofits start-ups, performed over 300 training sessions, and generated grant initiatives and optional funding resources.

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  • Offered: Online
  • Start: August 8, 2018 -
  • End: August 8, 2018 -