Chamber & Community News…
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.
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:
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
TriMet has issued an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Construction Services for Facilities Maintenance Building Renovation. We are seeking DBE participation for this project.
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.
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.
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239