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Eugene Goldfarb, Great Lakes Environmental Planning Inc.
February 11, 2014
2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

With the implementation of HEROS, HUD’s Environmental Review Online System, Tribes will be expected to place their environmental review on the web. This webinar is designed to help expose Tribes to the many on line tools and data systems that can aid the practitioner in the performance of an environmental review. This webinar will review USEPA’s NEPAssist and HUD”s ATEC, but other online resources (e.g. FEMA’s map store and the US Fish & Wildlife Service IPaC (Information, Planning, and Conservation System).

Course Objectives:

• Tribal staff will be able to use on line environmental data systems to produce documentation that will then be uploaded into new HUD HEROS system;
• Participants will become familiar with EPA”s NEPAssist and its abilities to illustrate and documents environmental review criteria;
• Participants will become familiar with USDOI – Fish & Wildlife Services’ IPaC (Information, Planning, and Conservation) System and its abilities to illustrate and documents endangered species review criteria;
• Participants will become familiar with USDA NRCS’s soil maps and its abilities to illustrate and document Prime Farmland review criteria.

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Start: February 11, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 11, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Jim Warne, Warrior Society Development, LLC
Date: February 12, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

This webinar will discuss the importance of Native sovereignty, language, and cultural preservation and its overall significance to the 7th generation, the youth of today, to help them envision the role they play to create a strong, healthy, and sustainable community. Creating a community foundation on cultural values needs a strong circle of elders and relatives to mentor youth and protect future Tribal communities. Join us as we discuss and build upon the foundation of culture to include storytelling and talking circles.

Course Objectives:

• Discuss Native Sovereignty;
• Youth Leadership;
• Language and the significance of Cultural Preservation.

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Start: February 12, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Eugene Goldfarb, Great Lakes Environmental Planning Inc.
Date: February 18, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

Recent years has seen a sea of change in how to deal with storm water. In the past site engineers were encouraged to remove storm water from a site as soon as possible. Even if storm water was collected in a detention or retention pond, it would be released (usually at a controlled rate) to receiving streams and landscaping would then be irrigated. More modern (sustainable) practices now encourages groundwater recharge in place of storm water run-off and promotes the use of native species for landscaping that generally do not need irrigation.

Course Objectives:

• Tribal staff will understand why groundwater infiltration should be encouraged;
• Participants will become familiar with modern techniques for encouraging groundwater infiltration.

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Start: February 18, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 18, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Robin Thorne, VitalSpirit LLC
Date: February 24, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of the steps that Tribal housing professionals should take when planning an affordable housing project. Discussion will include the following: 1) Developing a housing wish list; 2) Involving the appropriate housing staff, Housing Board, and Tribal Council members; 3) new construction/rehab/supportive housing options; 4) planning priorities and establishing timelines; 5) a review of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program and other financing options.

Course Objectives:

• Learn how to properly plan for and staff your affordable housing projects
• Provide the tools necessary to prepare an effective strategy for your next affordable housing project.

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Start: February 24, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 24, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online

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Instructor: Robin Thorne, VitalSpirit LLC
Date: February 26, 2014
Time: 2 pm to 3 pm EST

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview on how to develop, finance, and manage Tribal affordable housing projects utilizing the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) with NAHASDA and other gap financing programs such as the Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP). Discussion will include information about how to prepare for and navigate the LIHTC application and closing process; secure appropriate GAP financing, leverage NAHASDA funds; manage investor expectations; and comply with program rules and requirements.

Course Objectives:

• Learn the steps that need to be followed when planning an affordable housing project
• Provide a basic understanding of how the LIHTC, NAHASDA, and AHP programs can be used to finance affordable housing projects.

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Start: February 26, 2015 2:00 pm
End: February 26, 2015 3:00 pm
Offered: Online