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Using the Environmental Assessment Process to Promote Environmental Planning
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Eugene Goldfarb
Date: September 3, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Tribes must use an environmental assessment (EA) process (HUD’s procedures, as set forth in the 24
CFR 58) for all federally funded projects. Generally the EA process ensures that certain minimum standards be met. The EA process, however, can be used to get Tribal decision makers to consider more sustainable alternatives. Examples will include water (groundwater recharge vs. runoff), energy, and brownfield redevelopment projects.

Course Objectives:
• Define sustainability;
• Highlight the NEPA process;
• Provide examples of sustainable practice;
• Review opportunities to promote sustainability.

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Start: September 3, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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HUD’s Eastern Woodlands Office of Native American Programs in collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center invites you to attend the Procurement Fundamentals training instructed by Vince Franco, Compliance & Resource Development Director of the Native Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia on September 9 – 10, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Training Room: Pecan Room.

Procurement is the acquisition of goods, services, or works from an outside external source. It is imperative that organizations prepare internally for Procurement. A standard procurement process ensures that all goods and services are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost and its relation to quality, quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies often define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimizing exposure to fraud and collusion.

Topics include:

• NAHASDA — Objectives I-V and Titles V-II;
• The Indian Housing Block Grant — 24 CFR Parts 1000 and 85;
• Internal Controls;
• OMB Circular Cost Principles;
• IHP/APR;
• Procurement — 24 CFR Parts B to H;

Who Should Attend
Board of Directors for Indian Housing Authorities (IHA), Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHE), Tribal Leadership, and Tribal non-profit organizations.

Registration is FREE for Native Americans and Those Working Within Indian Country

Travel Accommodations

Courtyard Marriott

Courtyard Atlanta Airport South/Sullivan Road
2050 Sullivan Road,
College Park, GA, 30337

Room Rate $99.00
Cut-off Date: Monday, August 18th, 2014

Marriott reservations at (800) 321-2211 or
click here to book online. Reference the ONAP Training when making your reservations.

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Start: September 9, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 10, 2014 5:00 pm
Offered: Onsite

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Promoting Civic Responsibility at the Tribal Level and Beyond
Training Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Dawna Hare
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
How can you improve and encourage your Tribal members to be engaged in the Tribal government process? Developing a plan for civic engagement and highlighting the successes of Tribal Leadership is imperative. Discuss Tribal relationships with your youth as it relates to working with cities, states, and federal agencies to conduct the business of your Tribe.

Course Objectives:
• Discuss the importance of Tribal leadership;
• Review examples of highlighting and supporting Tribal member contributions;
• Develop a plan for leadership;
• Learn how to promote volunteerism.

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Start: September 10, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 10, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Crowdfunding
Focus Area: Tribal Government
Instructor: Drew Tulchin
Date: September 16, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:

Crowdfunding is defined as the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a venture. It is an increasingly utilized channel for organizations, businesses, housing, and individuals in need of capital. This online funding tool has the potential to bridge a gap for valuable projects in isolated Tribal communities with the mainstream economy wishing to support good works.

This interactive webinar will explain the basics of how to organize and strategically implement a successful crowdfunding campaign. Participants will learn about pros and cons of raising money online, situations best suited for crowdfunding, basic legal considerations, and steps to get started.

Course Objectives:
• Define and explain crowdfunding;
• Understand the possibilities and limitations of this funding tool;
• Explore the different types of models;
• Gain familiarity with some of the different online platforms available;
• Learn best practices to apply to participant’s own crowdfunding campaign by reviewing case
study examples with first-hand knowledge in Indian Country.

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Start: September 16, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Promoting Financial Literacy in Tribal Communities
Training Area: Community Development
Instructor: Drew Tulchin
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Native American people have some of the lowest average credit scores in the U.S. This negatively affects individuals’ and communities’ efforts to access capital, increase wealth and build resources. Financial literacy is a fundamental building block for local economic development. It is an important stabilizer for families to stay in homes and improve their financial situation.

This “Train the Trainer” type webinar will cover strategies for promoting financial literacy among Tribal members. It will share information on a range of curriculum. Participants will be given tools to conduct financial literacy workshops and trainings within their own communities.

Course Objectives:
• Comprehend the fundamentals of financial literacy and why it is important;
• Explore practical strategies for building financially literate communities with materials
that are relevant to Native American people and Tribal communities;
• Expose opportunities for credit building and home ownership for Tribal members;
• Understand the role of financial literacy within a holistic strategy for economic
development.

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Start: September 18, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Buying a Home
Training Area: Housing
Instructor: Ben Ray III
Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Course Description:
Making the home ownership decision can be tough! Make it easier by reviewing the steps to buying a home. This webinar will teach you how to prepare for this great financial investment by reviewing how to save for a down payment, maximize your credit score, and develop a plan for future expenses!

Course Objectives:
• Learn how your down payment will affect your purchase;
• Discuss what kind of home loans are available;
• Highlight other types of housing assistance you may qualify for, Tribal, VA, etc.;
• Take advantage of a buyers market;
• Learn research tools to help you select the right home.

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Start: September 24, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 24, 2014 3:00 pm
Offered: Online
Start: October 1, 2014 2:00 pm
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Start: October 7, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 7, 2014 3:00 pm
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Start: October 9, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 9, 2014 3:00 pm
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Start: October 15, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 15, 2014 3:00 pm
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