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HUD's Office of Native American Programs
2016 Training Sessions

HUD/ONAP is announcing the following training session for 2016.  More information about registration and training location will be provided at a later date.

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2016

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April

Apr. 5-6

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Eligibility, Admissions, and Occupancy
Rapid City, SD

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Apr. 11-12

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200
Anchorage, AK

The purpose of this two (2) day training is to assist HUD/ONAP program recipients in identifying the changes enacted by the new rule and the applicable conforming regulations of 2 CFR Part 200 for the following HUD/ONAP regulations: 24 C FR 1000 (IHBG); 24 CFR 1003 (ICDBG); 24 CFR 1006 (NHHBG). To support Tribes/TDHEs during the implementation stage, the training will emphasize the practical application of the Uniform Guidance and provide resources and tools that recipients can utilize to identify changes recipients must make to their administrative and/or management systems (i.e. policies, operating procedures, and other internal control processes) to ensure ongoing compliance with the new Uniform Guidance (2 CFR § 200).

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Apr. 14-15

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Part 200
Fairbanks, AK

The purpose of this two (2) day training is to assist HUD/ONAP program recipients in identifying the changes enacted by the new rule and the applicable conforming regulations of 2 CFR Part 200 for the following HUD/ONAP regulations: 24 C FR 1000 (IHBG); 24 CFR 1003 (ICDBG); 24 CFR 1006 (NHHBG). To support Tribes/TDHEs during the implementation stage, the training will emphasize the practical application of the Uniform Guidance and provide resources and tools that recipients can utilize to identify changes recipients must make to their administrative and/or management systems (i.e. policies, operating procedures, and other internal control processes) to ensure ongoing compliance with the new Uniform Guidance (2 CFR § 200).

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Apr. 26-28

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Admissions and Occupancy
Anchorage, AK

Admissions & Occupancy is a three-day interactive course designed to enhance the job performance of Admissions and Occupancy staff and other tribal housing professionals working on Admissions and Occupancy issues. 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, collections practices and compliance, effective communication techniques with residents, lease agreement compliance, and collections. Participants should bring with them copies of their Admissions and Occupancy policies so that they can practice applying them to case studies and role-playing exercises presented during this course. 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 also encouraged to bring calculators.

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May

May 4-5
 

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Implementing OMB's New Uniform Guidance for IHBG and ICDBG Programs (2 CFR Part 200)
Phoenix, AZ

The purpose of this training is to assist HUD/ONAP program recipients in identifying the changes enacted by the new rule and the applicable “exceptions” to 2 CFR 200 for the following HUD/ONAP regulations: 24 CFR 1000 (IHBG) and 24 CFR 1003 (ICDBG). To support tribes/TDHEs during the implementation stage, the training will emphasize the practical application of the Uniform Guidance and provide resources and tools that recipients can utilize to identify changes recipients must make to their administrative and/or management systems (i.e. policies, operating procedures, and other internal control processes) to ensure ongoing compliance with the new Uniform Guidance (2 CFR § 200). This training is targeted to the key management staff and/or decision makers of 369 ONAP Block Grant recipients, including but not limited to, Executive Directors, Housing Directors, Housing Managers, Tribal Leaders, Fiscal Officers, Finance Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Compliance Officers, Procurement Directors/Officers, Board of Commissioners and/or any other identified staff of the recipients who may be responsible for compliance with administrative requirements of the IHBG and ICDBG programs.

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May 8-11

AMERIND Risk and the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Annual
Convention

Honolulu, HI

AMERIND Risk and the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) host this combined event offering extensive training options. register today for this exciting opportunity to network with hundreds of Tribal leaders and housing professionals from across Indian Country. Registration
 

May 11

2016 NOFA ICDBG Training
Oklahoma City, OK

The Southern Plains Office of Native American Program (SPONAP) will host a training session for area grantees to review the FY 2016 Notice of funding Availability (NOFA) for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program at their offices in Oklahoma City. Training will include an overview of changes, the application process and the submission requirements. The training will provide valuable information for applicants as to regulatory and statutory requirements as well as guidance on grants.gov. More Information and Registration Here
 

May 17-19

2016 National Tribal Forum on Air Quality
Niagara Falls, NY

The National Tribal Forum on Air Quality is coordinated by The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professions (ITEP) and the Nation Tribal Air Association (NTAA) through funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Forum sessions include:

  • Air quality and health impacts

  • Climate Change and Tribes

  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

  • Networking and information-sharing sessions

  • NTAA Annual Membership Meeting

  • Virgil Masayesva Tribal Air Programs Excellence Award Ceremony

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Presentation abstracts are accepted through February 26, 2016; requests for displaying a poster or information table during the Eco-Café Session will be accepted through April 8, 2016.

May 24-25

Indian Housing Plan (IHP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) Training
Minneapolis, MN

Successful submission of an Indian Housing Plan (IHP) and an Annual Performance Report (APR) is a compliance requirement for all Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages that are eligible recipients under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA) Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program. The IHP identifies need and describes the recipient’s plans for using the IHBG to carry out eligible housing activities. Effective as of Fiscal Year 2012, recipients are required to submit the IHP to HUD at least 75 days prior to the start of their 12-month program year. The APR, due no later than 90 days after the end of the recipient’s program year, describes progress made toward meeting the IHP goals and demonstrates financial accountability.

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May 24-25

Basic Financial Management
Billings, MT

The instructor will provide information on common accounting terminologies and purposes, an overview of regularly-used accruals and their treatment, and instruction on capital assets and donated assets purchased with NAHASDA funds or donated assets. Participants will learn how to account for IHBG revenues and expenses, gain knowledge on what eligible costs are under IHBG, learn about Program Income and the importance of recording and tracking, improve their knowledge and capabilities of accounting staff in GAAP accounting under GASB standards, understand the importance of budgeting, and learn that the IHP is only part of the overall housing budget for the Housing entity.

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May 24-26

Contract Administration and Procurement
Anchorage, AK

This exciting and interactive three‐day training will provide attendees with a formal workshop on Contract Administration and Procurement. The training will provide information and guidance under the Native American Housing and Self‐Determination Act (NAHASDA) for housing authority staff and tribal members to understand and meet the program requirements for procurement and contract administration.

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May 24-26

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: NAHASDA Intermediate
Phoenix, AZ
 

This training will include discussions on EPIC, 2 CFR Part 200, eligible activities, eligible families, useful life, audits and records retention, inspections and admissions, relocation, and Indian Preference. Participants will leave the session with increased ability to use rules and regulations to create and run more effective and compliant housing programs.

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June
June 1-2

Implementing OMB's New Uniform Guidance for IHBG and ICDBG Programs
Oklahoma City, OK

This training is a primer on the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the OMB’s new “Uniform Guidance); Final Rule, which became effective on December 26, 2014. The purpose of this training is to assist HUD/ONAP program recipients in identifying the changes enacted by the new rule and the applicable “exceptions” to 2 CFR 200 for the following HUD/ONAP regulations: 24 CFR 1000 (IHBG) and 24 CFR 1003 (ICDBG). To support tribes/TDHEs during the implementation stage, the training will emphasize the practical application of the Uniform Guidance and provide resources and tools that recipients can utilize to identify changes recipients must make to their administrative and/or management systems. This training is targeted to the key management staff and/or decision makers, including but not limited to, Executive Directors, Housing Directors, Housing Managers, Tribal Leaders, Fiscal Officers, Finance Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Compliance Officers, Procurement Directors/Officers, Board of Commissioners and/or any other identified staff of the recipients who may be responsible for compliance with administrative requirements of the IHBG and ICDBG programs.

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June 7-8

 

Implementing OMB's New Uniform Guidance for IHBG and ICDBG Programs
Denver, CO

This training is a primer on the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (the OMB’s new “Uniform Guidance); Final Rule, which became effective on December 26, 2014. The purpose of this training is to assist HUD/ONAP program recipients in identifying the changes enacted by the new rule and the applicable “exceptions” to 2 CFR 200 for the following HUD/ONAP regulations: 24 CFR 1000 (IHBG) and 24 CFR 1003 (ICDBG). To support tribes/TDHEs during the implementation stage, the training will emphasize the practical application of the Uniform Guidance and provide resources and tools that recipients can utilize to identify changes recipients must make to their administrative and/or management systems. This training is targeted to the key management staff and/or decision makers, including but not limited to, Executive Directors, Housing Directors, Housing Managers, Tribal Leaders, Fiscal Officers, Finance Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Compliance Officers, Procurement Directors/Officers, Board of Commissioners and/or any other identified staff of the recipients who may be responsible for compliance with administrative requirements of the IHBG and ICDBG programs.

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June 7-9

 

Grant Writing
Phoenix, AZ

This course design will enable participants to learn how to prepare proposals designed for affordable housing projects or programs, such as housing construction/rehabilitation, program capacity building, community project/facilities, and infrastructure. Through a hands-on project development approach, course materials cover maximizing benefits through leveraging, matching project goals to funder’s goals, and preparing a statement of need, project description, implementation schedule, financial feasibility analysis, and project sustainability plan. Participants will be required to write key components of a grant and analyze an actual grant application.

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June 21-22
 

Indian Housing Plan (IHP)/Annual Performance Report (APR) Training Workshop
Anchorage, AK

The Association of Alaska Housing Authorities is hosting a two (2) day training on Indian Housing Plan (IHP)/Annual Performance Report (APR). The IHP/APR are the most critical submissions required by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Recipients are required to submit the IHP to HUD at least 75 days prior to the start of their 12-month program year, and the APR is due 90 days after the end of the recipient’s program year. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the IHP and APR requirements, the process for developing the local Indian Housing Plan, tracking activities for the APR, step-by-step process for completing the report template, current reference materials related to the IHP and APR and current updates regarding ONAP’s software systems. The workshop also incorporates discussion and case studies to facilitate networking and to assist participants in being prepared to complete their IHP and APR.

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 June 26-27

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Procurement and Contract Management
Sioux City, NE

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully manage their procurements from micro-purchases to large construction projects including non-competitive procurement. The trainer will provide a walk-through on procurement methods and will also discuss post-procurement contract administration, including change orders and contract close-out.

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June 28-29

Maintenance
Bismarck, ND

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully manage and administer a maintenance program with NAHASDA-assisted rental units. The trainer will provide a walk-through of the processes and procedures of managing maintenance staff and efficiently conducting unit inspections and maintenance. Materials will be provided on flash drive. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training.

Registration coming soon.
July
July 12-13

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Maintenance Training
Boston, MA

Participants at this 2-day training will receive step-by-step instruction on how to successfully manage and administer a maintenance and inspection program with NAHASDA-assisted rental units. The trainer will provide a walk-through of the processes and procedures of managing maintenance staff and efficiently conducting unit inspections and maintenance. Materials will be provided on flash drive. All grantees are encouraged to attend this training.

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July 20-21

Regional Training for Tribes and TDHEs: Executive Director's Refresher Workshop
Reno, NV

Conducted in a two-day workshop format, the ONAP Executive Director’s Refresher is intended to facilitate a unique peer to peer forum for veteran and new Directors alike. Indian Housing management has become increasingly complex where Directors have to work within laws, regulations, PIH notices, and other documentation which can stretch the limits of one’s knowledge needed to perform the job well. Today’s Indian Housing Director faces unique management challenges and at times stands at the crossroads between the governing board, tenants, community, and housing staff. The Executive Director today is challenged to develop exceptional management and problem-solving skills. In this workshop we endeavor to provide opportunity for skill building and a series of tips and tools to support the Director in doing their complex job better.

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