Northwest Enterprise Development Conference Artisan Market
September 4-7, 2017
The Northwest Enterprise Development Conference is being held in Tulalip, WA September 4-7, 2017 and will include the Artisan Fair with Native American vendors showcasing their wares. This event draws participants of participants and provides an outstanding opportunity to network as well as showcase your products and services to Native American businesses around the country. Artisan booth locations are available on first come first serve basis. For full details click the link below.
The Northwest Enterprise Development Conference
September 4-7, 2017
The Northwest Enterprise Development Conference is another multifaceted event from The National Center which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s, on a national platform. Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, American Indian Artisan Market, Business Leaders Forums, and much more. It’s just one more example of how The National Center is building bridges of opportunity for today’s American Indian Enterprises.
Northwest Enterprise Development Conference is being held at the beautiful Tulalip Resort Casino.
Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student in science, tech, engineering, or math (STEM)?
Apply now for sponsorship to visit Philadelphia and attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP) onOctober 21-24, 2017.
The National Institute of Justice is looking for five qualified undergrad or grad students to attend this conference, which brings together thousands of professionals from federal, state, local, and tribal organizations.
Attendance will aid you in exploring applications of your STEM training to issues of criminal justice and public safety. You will have the opportunity to interact with scientists and attend panel discussions on the most urgent issues facing communities and innovative, evidence-based solutions.
- American Indian or Alaska Native, at least 18 years of age.
- Full-time undergrad or grad student at an eligible academic institution, in a STEM field.
- Commitment to the entire conference and travel days.
Funding includes registration, airfare, lodging, ground transportation, baggage, meals, and incidental expenses. You would fly from your home airport to Philadelphia on October 20, 2017, and return on October 25, 2017. Decision notices will be sent to all applicants by August 30, 2017.
Please submit the following items to NIJ_STEM@ojp.usdoj.gov by June 30, 2017:
- Completed application form (see page 2).
- Verification of current enrollment and standing.
- Transcripts (unofficial accepted).
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
- Statement of Interest in public safety and/or criminal justice.
- Academic Advisor’s Statement of Support.
For more information on this opportunity, email us at NIJ_STEM@ojp.usdoj.gov.
Please join the NNDF as we will be hosting a free workshop in Portland Oregon on July 12-13 to cover such things as “buckets” and “classes” and “audit preparation.”
This event is free if you RSVP before June 9th. After June 9th there will be a $220 fee for the workshop.
To register or for more information, please contact: email@example.com or call at (509) 633-9940
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is inviting applications for grants to support economic development in rural communities. The grants are being provided through USDA’s Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Program in order to strengthen the rural economy.
The grants are not provided directly to businesses or individuals. Instead, qualified intermediary organizations receiving RCDI grants will provide technical assistance and training to help nonprofit organizations and communities develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facility, or economic development projects. Grant amounts will range from $50,000 to $250,000.
Nonprofits, low-income rural communities, and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply. Applicants must have capacity-building experience for these types of projects, and they must provide matching funds at least equal to the RCDI grant. Grants are awarded through a competitive process.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 25, 2017. In Oregon, application should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office:
USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Community Programs
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
For more information, including details on how to apply, see page 24281 of the May 26 Federal Register.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The funding is being provided through USDA’s Housing Preservation Grant Program.
Under this program, USDA does not provide funding directly to homeowners. Instead, the sponsoring organizations receiving Housing Preservation Grants helps to repair or rehabilitate housing for low-income rural residents. The grants may be used to resolve health or safety issues, make accessibility modifications, or make energy efficiency improvements to lower utility costs.
Town and county governments, public agencies, federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.
Applications are due by July 17, 2017. In Oregon, applications should be submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office:
USDA Rural Development
ATTN: Faith Harris, Multi-Family Housing Specialist
1220 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
For additional information, including details on how to apply, see page 25228 of the June 1, 2017, Federal Register.
Native PTAC sponsored:
Brown Bag – Commercial Lending Programs for Small Businesses June 6 @ 12 pm to 1:30 PDT, Vancouver WA
Meet the Prime & Small Biz Certifications -Tunista Construction June 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT, Federal Way, WA
Govology Webinar – Meet the Tribe: Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska June 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT*
Govology Webinar -The Top 10 Mistakes in Federal Contracting June 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT*
Govology Webinar – Meet the Tribe: Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska June 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT*
Meet the Tribe: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community & Government Contracting June 20 @ 1pm – 3pm PDT, Anacortes, WA
Government Contracting 101 June 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am PDT, Everett, WA
Meet the Tribe: Swinomish Indian Tribal Community & Government Contracting June 27 @ 1pm – 3pm PDT, Anacortes, WA
Government Contracting 101 June 28 1pm – 3pm PDT,Nespelem, WA
Govology Webinar -How to Justify Increased Profit/Fee Under DoD Contracts Requiring Certified Cost or Price Data June 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT*
Govology Webinar -Reverse Auctions in Government Contracting July 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT*
*Reminder for Govology registration – Free registration for Active Native PTAC clients – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information
Oregon Department of Energy is looking to fill a Finance and Operations Manager Position.
Here is the link for this opportunity: ODOE17-0006oc Principal Executive Manager E (Finance and Operations Manager)
This will remain open for applications until June 21, 2017 at 11:59pm.
June 2 @ 10 am – 12:30 pm PDT, Florence OR
Location: 3757 Highway 101, Florence OR 97439-8930
This workshop will cover aspects of finding opportunities, marketing to government agencies and prime contractors, marketing materials, registrations, and the importance of Small Business Liaison Officers Expected outcomes:
- Introduction to government procurement databases
- Marketing tips for government agencies and prime contractors
- Marketing strategies and research
- How to develop elevator pitch, capability statements, business cards, etc.
- Understanding the roles of Small Business Liaison Officers
June 6 @ 12 pm to 1:30 PDT, Vancouver WA
Small businesses need capital to grow and operate. What are the small business programs out there? How does your business develop a relationship with an bank or lender? Bring your lunch and join Native PTAC and representatives from Wells Fargo Bank and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Indian Energy & Economic Development, Division of Capital Investment to learn about the changing game in commercial lending and federal loan programs.