Native Student Travel Scholarships: Connecting STEM And Justice

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.

Learn more about the conference.


  • 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 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

TriMet: Invitation to Bid (ITB)

TriMet has issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Construction Services for Facilities Maintenance Building Renovation. We are seeking DBE participation for this project.

Number: BC170041RT

Bids Due: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1pm

Pre-Bid Site Visit: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10am, 3520 SE 20th Avenue, Portland, OR. For safety purposes wear closed shoes and bring a flashlight.

Please view all project related documents on TriMet’s E-Bid system. Registration in E-Bid in required to view documents and receive information related to this solicitation.

USDA is Seeking Applications for Community Development Grants

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
Suite 1801
Portland, OR 97204

For more information, including details on how to apply, see page 24281 of the May 26 Federal Register.

Native PTAC Upcoming Events

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 more information

Oregon Department of Energy Position Available

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.

Upcoming Native PTAC Events

Marketing to Government Agencies & Prime Contractors

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



Brown Bag – Commercial Lending Programs for Small Businesses

June 6 @ 12 pm to 1:30 PDT, Vancouver WA

Location: 1101 Broadway, Suite 100, Vancouver WA 98660

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.

Social Venture Partners: Hiring Director of Learning & Equity

Social Venture Partners is currently recruiting for a Director of Learning & Equity and would like to post the opportunity on your job board. Please see the following link for more details about the organization and position.


Nixyaawii Chamber Luncheon

Wednesday May 31 @ 11:30-1:00

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

Presentation By:

Professor Robert J. Miller

Please RSVP to the NIXYAAWII Chamber’s May Luncheon

Tamastslikt cultural institute is graciously hosting this event and the kinship cafe is providing a delicious lunch!

Member fee of $15 and non – member fee of $17.

OAME 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show

OAME 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show
Date: 5/11/2017

Time: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

Oregon Convention Center

777 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Hall “D”
Portland, OR 97232


Event Description:

The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs is presenting its 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show.

Over 130 small and large business exhibitors will be under one roof to help you network your business.

State, county and federal government agencies also attend the event to find opportunities with small business.

Luncheon runs from 12pm-1:30,iIndividual luncheon tickets are $85.00

Tradeshow admission is free and runs 10am-12pm, 1:30-3pm

May 10th OAME MWESB Summit and Reception

May 10th OAME MWESB Summit and Reception

Date: 5/10/2017
Time: 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Large Conference Room
Portland, OR 97217


Event Description:
OAME (Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs) will kick off its trade show season with our first event of the week.

Join other businesses throughout the State of Oregon and Washington as we congregate, get to meet each other and discuss “What is Working” and “What is Not Working.”

FREE and open to the public.

3pm-4:30pm MWESB Summit
4:30pm-6pm Reception with appetizers and no-host bar