This list contains the following information: Training/Conference/Event, Date/Location and Description

NAFOA Virtual 2020 Fall Conference
Oct. 5-9
NAFOA’s  Virtual 2020 Fall Conference  will continue to convene tribal, state, federal, and industry partners to discuss important economic issues facing Indian Country.  The agenda is live and registration is open for NAFOA’s Virtual 2020 Fall Conference

NAHASDA Essentials
Oct. 6-9
Fairbanks, AK
Interactive 3 ½ day training that will provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Participants will learn regulations, program guidance, and PIH Notices. A thorough review of eligible families & eligible activities incl. rental housing, homebuyer programs, rehabilitation and housing and crime prevention services will be provided. Other topics include the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula, calculating income eligibility and adjusted gross income, moderate-income family assistances, income verification. Register here

4th Annual National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Summit
Oct. 8
Virtual Summit
Summit is titled Advancing Substance Use Prevention in HIDTA Communities: Standards, Strategies, and Support. To register for this no-cost event, please click here. You will receive a registration confirmation email with log-in information for accessing the event. For more info., Visit

Tribal Land Appraisal Training (Fannie Mae)
Oct. 14
Virtual training
Homeownership on ancestral lands or tribal trust lands evokes a special place of heritage and culture. Affordable, conventional mortgages, like those offered by Fannie Mae lenders, can help tribal members achieve that goal. But the first step is understanding the process. Fannie Mae’s “Tribal Land Appraisal Training” webinar will cover conventional lending at a high level and take a deeper dive into the appraisal. JOIN US TO LEARN ABOUT: • Benefits and challenges of conventional financing on tribal land • Roles of tribal governments and other key stakeholders in conventional lending • How to assist appraisers in helping tribal members achieve homeownership. Register here.

Governance & Leadership in Tribal Housing
Oct. 27-29
Anchorage, AK
Interactive 3 ½ day training provides attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the roles and responsibilities of Board of Commissioners and Tribal Council members with regards to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Topics include; Fiduciary Responsibilities; Conflict of Interest; Procurement; Compliance and Monitoring; Admissions Requirements; Policy Requirements; and Decision Making. This course provides the foundation for Board of Commissioner and Tribal Council members to be successful in applying applicable rules and policies to conflict resolution and decision-making. Case studies, group discussions, and hands-on exercises will be applied to reinforce NAHASDA concepts. To Register click here

Tribal Project Implementation
Nov. 27-29
Anchorage, AK
This training is intended to assist recipients by providing an effective process to plan and manage NAHASDA projects, which incorporates program requirements. The training will include case studies of several different types of affordable housing projects to enhance the effectiveness of the training. Training materials will include management tools to support planning and development of projects. Although the training will not focus on compliance, NAHASDA requirements will be incorporated in the training material and project implementation process to facilitate successful project implementation.  To Register click here