Training Areas

The Native Learning Center (NLC) offers free Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) to Native Americans and those working within Indian Country. The NLC’s housing related training opportunities and resources focus on areas that are critical to the growth and improvement of Tribal communities. Our unique and culturally specific trainings cover subjects that support the primary objectives of NAHASDA which seek to:


Support Tribal Affordable Housing Activities
(Housing Activities)

  • Planning an Affordable Housing Project
  • Developing and Financing Housing
  • Construction Management
    • Force Account Construction
  • HUD Program Guidance
    • Procurement Guidelines under NAHASDA
    • IHP/APR Review
    • Self-Monitoring

Promote Safe and Healthy Communities

  • Section 184 Loan Guarantee Program
  • Title VI Loan Guarantee Program
  • Homebuyer Education

Advance Self-Sufficiency Through Financial Wellness
(Financial Wellness)

  • Financial Management
  • Accounting Principles
  • IDAs & CDFIs

Provide Economic & Community Development Resources (Community Development)

  • Indian Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Management
    • Board of Directors Training
    • Executive Director Training
  • Policies and Procedures/Internal Control Standards
  • Asset Building

Identify Grant & Other Funding Opportunities
(Grants and Funding)

  • Grant Development, Writing, and Management
  • Planned Giving and Non Traditional Revenue Crowdfunding

Highlight New and Innovative Planning For Tribal Infrastructure (Tribal Infrastructure)

  • Leveraging Resources
  • Environmental Review
  • Energy Efficiency & Green Building
  • Culturally Responsive Design