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January 22, 2016

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POLICY & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS UPDATES

POLICY & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Policy & Legislative Affairs Updates – NEW This Week

Policy & Legislative Affairs Archives for Reference

Policy & Legislative Affairs Issue Specific Resources & Tools

THE BEAT IN DC – A Publication of the USET Sovereignty Protection Fund
(previously GRWG SUMMARY UPDATES)

November/December 2015
August/September 2015
July 2015
May/June 2015
April 2015
December 2014

USET SPF Action Alerts

Other
Senate Committee Assignments Announced for 114th Congress; House & Subcommittees Still Organizing

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ceremonial Stone Landscapes Roundtable Discussion Washington, DC Feb. 4-5

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s “Reservation Proclamation” officially signed and recorded by Department of Interior

Aroostook Band of Micmacs won an award of $350,000 for Micmac Rehab Project #1 to rehabilitate housing

Alabama-Coushatta 18th Annual Children’s Pow Wow Alabama-Coushatta Multi-Purpose Center Livingston, TX January 30 

U.S. Department of Labor Requesting Nominations for Native American Employment and Training Council

2016 Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Marketing Materials from First Nations Development Institute

2016 Summer Air Quality Internships – Host Site Recruitment

Treasury Announces Appointments to Tribal Advisory Committee – USET Secretary, Dr. Lynn Malerba, Chief Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut to serve

Does your Tribe have Students participating in Close Up Foundation during USET’s Impact Week in DC February 2016? If not, contact Rachel Talbot to learn how to get them involved!

 

USET Testimony Quoted in House Natural Resources Dem Press release

Notice of Initiation of National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers Disaster Preparedness Project and Request for Information 

USET COMMUNICATIONS

SAVE THE DATE: February 8-11, 2016 SPF Impact Week Meeting Crystal Gateway Marriott Arlington, VA   –  REGISTER HERE
www.usetimpactweek.com (to book online) cut-off date:  January 15th   Rate:  $179
–  USET Committee Roles & Responsibilities Training will be held during Impact Week, Sunday February 7 1:00-3:00 Register Here
–  VAWA Workgroup Meeting Sunday, February 7 Salon E 4:00 pm
 USET’s Youth Got Talent  Event Monday, February 8 during the Evening Welcome Reception

Webinar: OMB Uniform Guidance – Why it Matters to Tribal Governments March 2 1:00 pm ET

SAVE THE DATE: April 19-21, 2016 7th Annual Tribal Utility Summit  Hosted by Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Cherokee, NC

SAVE THE DATE: May 15-18, 2016 Semi-Annual Meeting Hosted by Poarch Band of Creek Indians Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Atmore, AL

GPRA Best Practices Meeting Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Niagara Falls, NY July 19-20 NEW

SAVE THE DATE: Octoerb 24-26, 2016 2016 Annual Meeting Hosted by Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Cherokee, NC

CONSULTATIONS

18th U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Annual Tribal Budget Consultation Washington, DC March 2-3 Planning Calls Begin January 27 3:00 pm ET

The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct eight tribal consultation meetings and one national webinar with federally recognized Tribes across the country from October 2015 thru March 2016.  Find dates here.

NIGC Tribal Consultations of 2015 Information, Transcripts, Comments

INDIAN COUNTRY WORKGROUP/TASK FORCE/ADVISORY COUNCIL REPORTS & INFO

Work Groups, Task Forces, Committees with USET Tribal Member Regional Representation/USET Staff Representation 

TRAININGS/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS

Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Two Initiatives to Provide Learning, Training Opportunities for Native Youth in Water Resource Management and Designing Energy Solutions

USDA Partnering to Conduct Grant Workshops Nationwide to Support Local Foods Check Website for sites and dates near you

Free Online Sexual Assault/Pediatric/Domestic Violence Examiner Trainings – varying schedules now through February 2016 

Webinar – Partnerships for Financial Capability 2:00 PM ET January 26

Webinar International Association of Chiefs of Police –  Tribal Community Policing Webinar Series Strategies for Improving Cultural Awareness for Law Enforcement in and Around Indian Country  3:00 – 4:00 pm ET January 28

Webinar – Exploring New Models for CDFI Coverage through Formation of New or Affiliated CDFIs 2:00 PM ET February 9 

DOE to Host Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop in California February 9–11

CTAS Application: Checklist Review and Q&A Webinar 1:00 pm ET February 10

Webinar – Capitalization Strategies: Raising Debt and Equity for CDFIs 2:00 pm ET February 23

Webinar: OMB Uniform Guidance – Why it Matters to Tribal Governments March 2 1:00 pm ET

Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Training at the National Advocacy Center, Columbia, SC  – March 15-17

Northern Arizona University ITEP – Composting Strategies for Tribes Course: Tucson, AZ March 15-17 

Walking Strong Trainer Event Flagstaff, AZ March 16-18 

Webinar – Customer Acquisition 2:00 PM ET March 22  

BIA Eastern Region Fee-to-Trust Training & Discussion Session Nashville, TN RESCHEDULED to March 22-23

Webinar – Fundraising Strategies for your CDFI 2:00 PM ET April 5

Native Fitness Week Flagstaff, AZ May 1-5

GPRA Best Practices Meeting Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Niagara Falls, NY July 19-20

Executive Education Program for Tribal Government Financial Management Professionals ASU, Tempe Campus

2015 BIA Handbook of Training Opportunities available from BIA

Request Training from Native Wellness in Your Community

CONFERENCE/SUMMIT

USDA and RUPRI Conference: Expanding Capital in Rural America through the Intermediary Relending Program – Washington, DC January 26-27

Native American Human Resources Conference Las Vegas, NV January 27-29 

ATNI Winter Convention 2016 Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort February 1-4, 2016

UNITY Midyear Conference Mesa, AZ February 12-15, 2016

Indian Country Leadership Summit Columbia, SC February 17-19

Southeastern Regional Native Youth in Food & Agriculture Leadership Mini-Summit Lake Placid, FL February 19-21

NCAIED RES Las Vegas, NV March 21-24, 2016  Buy Native Procurement & Matchmaking Expo at RES

NICWA Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
St. Paul, MN April 3-6, 2016

16th Annual Indian Country Affordable Housing & Economic Development Conference Nashville, TN April 4-6, 2016

13th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference –  Wyndham New Yorker Hotel: April 13th-15th, 2016

NAFOA’s 34th Annual Conference – Gila River Indian Community Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Phoenix, AZ April 18-19, 2016 

MAST Impact Week Washington, DC April 27-29

2016 AMERIND Risk / NAIHC Annual Convention & Tradeshow Honolulu, HI May 8-11

Native Research Network 26th National Native Health Research Conference Cherokee, NC June 5-8

10th Annual Native American Economic Development Diversification and Energy Projects Conference Anaheim, CA June 6-7, 2016

SelectUSA Investment Summit Washington, DC June 19-21, 2016

2016 NCAI Mid Year Conference Spokane, WA June 27-30, 2016 

2016 NCAI 73rd Annual Convention & Marketplace Phoenix, AZ October 9-14, 2016

National Indian Child Welfare Association Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Conference San Diego, CA April 2-5, 2017

2017 NCAI Mid Year Conference Uncasville, CT June 25-28, 2017

NIHB Annual Consumer Conference Billings, MT September 25 – 29, 2017

NIEA National Convention Reno, NV October 5-7, 2017

2017 NCAI 74th Annual Convention & Marketplace Milwaukee, WI October 15-20, 2017

GRANT/CONTRACT/RFP & OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

HUD Capacity Building (Section 4) Grants will be available again in the Spring of 2016

FY 2016 – FY 2019 EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program

FY 2016 Economic Development Assistance Programs Application Submission and Program Requirements for EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs

FTA – MAP-21 Discretionary & Formula Programs – Tribal Transit Grant Program

HUD Announces Implementation of $4 Million Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program to assist approximately 600 rental housing units

USDA Announces $8.8 Million to Support a Diverse Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers

Aroostook Band of Micmacs Awarded part of HUD $12.4 Million to 18 Tribes Nationwide to Address Mold

Public – Private Partnership Launches New AmeriCorps Program to Help Communities Build Resilience

Conservation Innovation Grant – Application Deadlines Vary by State

Department of Labor Funding Opportunities – Application Deadlines Vary 

The Notah Begay III Foundation “Seeds of Native Health” Promising Program Grant Application due January 22, 2016

The Notah Begay III Foundation “Seeds of Native Health” Capacity Building Grant Application due January 22, 2016

2016 Honoring Nations Award Application is now OPEN: Honoring Nations is as national awards program that shines a light on success in tribal governance – Deadline January 27

FY 2016 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Grant Application Deadline February 8, 2016

Strengthening the Public’s and/or K-12 Students’ Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Other Environmental Hazards Application Deadline February 8, 2016

HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods  Planning and Action Grants Application deadline February 9, 2016

Obama Administration Announces Competition to Designate the Third and Final Round of Promise Zones Application Deadline February 23, 2016

Fiscal Year 2016 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Announcement Application Deadline February 23, 2016

FVPSA Tribal formula grant Funding Opportunity Announcement Application Deadline March 15

 CDC Releases Funding Opportunity for Injury Prevention for Tribes, States, and Territories Application Deadline April 8, 2016

Indian Health Service Soliciting Applications for FY 2016 Loan Repayment Program Application Deadline August 19

Voices for Healthy Kids Grant Opportunities

Nike N7 Fund Grant Possibilities – Application Deadlines vary throughout the year

USET Grant/Contract Awards & Submissions

 Archive of Grants Awarded

Submitted
IHS Diabetes SDPI – Revision/no cost extension of existing contract adding funds
NARCH 8
ANA SEDS
Office of Solid Waste Emergency Response/Hazardous Waste Management
Diabetes Prevention, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country – Previously: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
Continuing Application for IHS Funding to continue SDPI
EPA Surveys, Studies, Demonstration, and Special Purposes Grant (2 Submitted)
IHS – Asset Management Special Project Funding
BIA CC Grant
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) – Economic Development Summit
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) – 501(c)3 incorporation – Supplemental to CDFI grant and to support the Economic Development Director
Administration For Native Americans (ANA) – US Health and Human Services: Start up the Tribal Health Solutions Group Initiative
Special Diabetes Program for Indians Community-Directed Program
[USET Name: USET Tribal Diabetes Project]
RCAP for EPA Training & Technical Assistance Grant SubAward

In the Pipeline
HUD Grant – ONAP T&TA
EPA: Joint Co-op Agreement with ITCA & RCAP
Inter-tribal Tech Assistance Energy Providers Network – from DOE
Technical Assistance & Training (TAT) Grant Program FY16 – from USDA

JOB & INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

IHS Seeking Nurse Practitioner Application Deadline January 22

Peabody Essex Museum Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 Native American Fellowships Applications Due January 22

FHWA’s Office of Project Development and Environmental Review seeking Environmental Protection Specialist (GS-0028-14) at FHWA Headquarters in Washington, DC.  Application Deadline January 24

Aroostook Band of Micmacs Seeking Fish Hatchery Manager – Application Deadline January 31

2016 Society of Range Management Conference – US Forest Service Recruitment – Students must be present to apply in person during Event Corpus Christi, TX February 1-2

Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Two Initiatives to Provide Learning, Training Opportunities for Native Youth in Water Resource Management and Designing Energy Solutions

NIHB Seeking Deputy Director

USET Seeking Economic Development Director

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) seeks Communications Officer – Position Open Until Filled

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) seeks Research & Evaluation Specialist – Position Open Until Filled 

NACA Seeking Communications Manager/Associate Director – Position Open until Filled

Public Health Analyst-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The ORISE Research Participation Programs at the CDC accepting applications for Fellowship Opportunities

ICF International Seeking an Evaluation Specialist – Chronic Disease Prevention(Job Number:1500002257)

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition seeking a contractor to serve as Executive Officer – Applications will be reviewed until position is filled

National Indian Health Board seeking Policy Associate for Medicare, Medicaid, Health Care Reform:  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled

National Indian Health Board seeking Tribal Health Care Reform Outreach and Education Program Coordinator

National Indian Health Board seeking Tribal Health Care Reform Outreach and Education Program Associate

Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist (Mitigation): Federal Emergency Management Agency

Tribal Policy Analyst: Office of the Secretary of the Interior – Open to all US Citizens

Tribal Policy Analyst: Office of the Secretary of the Interior – Open to current federal employees

USAID Internship Opportunity for Native American Veterans – Paid

Jobs Available at USET

YOUTH – including SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Peabody Essex Museum Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 Native American Fellowships Applications Due January 22

Does your Tribe have Students participating in Close Up Foundation during USET’s Impact Week in DC February 2016? If not, contact Rachel Talbot to learn how to get them involved!

Vanderbilt University Aspirnaut Summer Research Internship 2016 Applications Due February 1, 2016

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation offering College Scholarships in Math, Science and Engineering for Rising College Juniors and Seniors Application Deadline February 1

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation offering College Scholarships in Government Careers for College Juniors Application Deadline February 2

Buick Achiever Scholarship Program Applications due February 29

Udall Foundation offering College Scholarships for Rising College Juniors and Seniors in Fields Related to the Environment Application Deadline March 2

Generation Google Scholarships for High School Seniors Applications Due March 3

Indian Health Service FY 2016 Scholarships Application Deadline for continuation awards is
February 28 – Deadline for new awards is March 28

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) Program Officer Position Available

Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces Two Initiatives to Provide Learning, Training Opportunities for Native Youth in Water Resource Management and Designing Energy Solutions

SAMHSA’s Minority Fellowship Program – Accepting Applications Deadlines Vary

NAFOA Next Generation Campaign

UNITY Midyear Conference Mesa, AZ February 12-15, 2016  DRAFT Agenda

Nike’s N7 Programs Announces Funding Opportunities for Native Youth Through Gen-I Application Deadline April 15, 2016

American Indian College Fund – Scholarship Opportunities

WINS Scholarship Information for Applying

UNITY News

Nationally Coveted College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

American Indian College Fund

NIH – Post baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

NIH – Technical Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA)

NIH – Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP)

Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) – The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides funds to schools. In turn, the schools make scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs

Scholarship Opportunities & Information from Center for Native American Youth (CNAY)

USET Scholarship Information

Native Youth Leadership Alliance