ONAC is Hiring

The ONAC Business Intake & Marketing Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of ONAC programming related to marketing and outreach, business intake, and referral to business services.
Classification:          Part-Time, Non-Exempt
Salary/Wage:             $18-25/Hour
Location:                   Portland, OR
Closing Date:            July 31, 2017
The role is equal parts heart and mind requiring leadership and passion about Native American communities AND the keystone that is small business ownership.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WASHINGTON COUNTY

July 3, 2017 Employment Opportunities, OREGON

Human Resources Division

Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N First Avenue Ste. 270

Hillsboro, OR 97124

503-846-8606

http://www.washcojobs.org

NCAIED: Northwest Enterprise Development Conference Artisan Market

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.

Artisan Booths Now Available!

NCAIED: Northwest Enterprise Development Conference

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.

Registration: http://res.ncaied.org/northwest-conference-hotel/

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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Logistics

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.

Application

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.

NNDF: FREE CDFI Financial Officers Workshop

Do you know a Native CDFI with an accountant? A grant manager? Would you like join with some other Financial NNDF-Image-768x768Officers and learn best practices?

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: chrisc@thenndf.org or call at (509) 633-9940

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.

USDA is Seeking Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities

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
Suite 1801
Portland, OR 97204

For additional information, including details on how to apply, see page 25228 of the June 1, 2017, 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 info@nativeptac.org more information