Sept 09 DOE Tribal Program Funding, Training, Events & Stimulus News

The funding notices, training events and stimulus news below was forwarded by the DOE Tribal Energy Program. Please check each for specific eligibility requirements as many may not be specific to Tribes and the applicability to your needs.  The information was received from DOE Tribal Energy Program on between 9/2-14. For more information,  contact Lizana Pierce, Project Manager, DOE's Tribal Energy Program, Golden Field Office, 1617 Cole Blvd, Golden, CO 80401-3393, Phone: (303) 275-4727, Fax: (303) 275-4753, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact the agency directly.

Funding opportunities for Biomass Economic Development Training Energy Efficiency (Check each opportunity
carefully to ensure applicability.  For more information, please contact the entity or organization directly.)


Courtesy of Kilwa Biomass, publisher of Wood Energy News and the Renewable Energy Grants and Opportunities List

BIOMASS SOLICITATIONS   
Community Renewable Energy Deployment - Recovery Act 

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Community Renewable Energy Deployment.  This initiative will support communities with existing renewable energy technology plans that are ready to move into implementation of the plan through readily deployable renewable energy installations.  Successful applicants will demonstrate how large-scale renewable energy deployment will be facilitated through a comprehensive community energy strategy, adoption of codes and standards to support interconnection of renewable energy systems into the grid, financing, and partnerships with utilities, the renewable energy industry, and government agencies.  $21.45 million expected to be available, up to 4 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/3/09.  For more info, contact Uriel Trujillo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000122.  (Grants.gov 7/15/09) 

Biosensing

The National Science Foundation requests proposals for the Biosensing Program.  The Biosensing program primarily supports innovative, fundamental, and applied research with applications to biomedical, food safety, energy, environmental, and security needs.  $2.3 million expected to be available, up to 5 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/17/09.  For more info, contact Alex Simonian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to: http://bit.ly/RDfAy .  Refer to Sol# PD-10-7909.  (Grants.gov 7/13/09) 

Energy for Sustainability

The Energy for Sustainability program supports fundamental research and education in energy production, conversion, and storage and is focused on energy sources that are environmentally friendly and renewable.?? Most world energy needs are currently met through the combustion of fossil fuels.?? With projected increases in global energy needs, more sustainable methods for energy production will need to be developed, and production of greenhouse gases will need to be reduced. go to http://bit.ly/AP5au

Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program
No narrative is available at this time.

Request for Proposals
Woody Biomass Utilization Grants-Forest Restoration Activities on National, Forest System Lands, USDA Forest Service, State & Private Forestry, Technology Marketing Unit, Forest Products Laboratory

Go to Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program  ,

 
Development of Supply Systems to Handle and Deliver High Tonnage Biomass Feedstocks for Cellulosic Biofuels Production

(Information Only)

The intent of this FOA is to stimulate the design and demonstration of a comprehensive system to handle the harvesting, collection, preprocessing, transport and storage of sufficient volumes of sustainably produced feedstocks required to achieve the rapid expansion of the commercial domestic biofuels industry. DOE is seeking applications from consortia that include at least one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of industrial/agricultural equipment used in harvest, collection, preprocessing, transport and storage of lignocellulosic feedstocks.

Algal/Advanced Biofuels Consortia - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Development of Algal/Advanced Biofuels Consortia.  This program will support the establishment of Consortia for two primary areas:  1) Development of Algae Based Biofuels, and 2)  Development of Advanced Cellulosic Biofuels.  $85 million expected to be available, up to 3 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/14/09.  For more info, contact Melissa Wise at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go here.  . Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000123.  (Grants.gov 7/16/09) 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SOLICITATIONS   
Rural Community Development Initiative
The U.S. Department of Agriculture requests proposals for the Rural Community Development Initiative.  This program supports intermediary organizations to develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.  $6.256 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $300K.  Responses due 9/24/09.  For more info, including state-specific contacts, go here .  Refer to Sol# USDA-RD-HCFP-RCDI-2009.  (Grants.gov 7/10/09)  

Economic Development Assistance

The Economic Development Administration requests proposals for Economic Development Assistance Programs that promote innovation and competitiveness, and prepare American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.  These programs include:  1)  Public Works - Supports the construction or rehabilitation of essential public infrastructure and facilities, 2)  Planning - Supports the development, implementation, revision or replacement of comprehensive economic development strategies, and for related short-term planning investments, 3)  Local Technical Assistance - Supports filling knowledge and information gaps that may prevent leaders in economically distressed regions from making optimal decisions on local economic development issues, and 4)  Economic Adjustment Assistance Program - Supports a range of technical, planning and infrastructure assistance in regions experiencing adverse economic changes.  $240 million expected to be available, proposals accepted on a ongoing basis.  For more info, including a link to state specific contacts, go here .  Refer to Sol# EDA06222009EDAP.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09)

TRAINING SOLICITATIONS
Energy Training Partnership Grants - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals for Energy Training Partnership Grants.  This program will support training and placement services in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, green occupations within other industries, individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, and unemployed workers.  $100 million expected to be available, up to 30 awards anticipated.  Responses due 9/4/09.  For more info, contact Janice Sheelor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to:  http://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm .  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-18.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09)

State Energy Sector Training Grants - Recovery Act -

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals from State Workforce Investment Boards, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories, for State Energy Sector Partnership and Training Grants.  This program will support training, job placement, and related activities that reflect a comprehensive statewide energy sector strategy including the Governor's overall workforce vision, State energy policies, and training activities that lead to employment in targeted industry sectors.  A portion of the funds under this SGA will be reserved for communities or regions undergoing auto industry related restructurings.  $190 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $6 million.  Responses due 10/20/09.  For more info, contact Jeannette Flowers at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go here.  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-20.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09) 

Green Capacity Building Grants - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals for Green Capacity Building Grants.  This program will support projects that build the capacity of DOL-funded grantees to provide training for entry-level positions leading to career pathways and/or additional training in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.  $5 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $100K.  Responses due 8/5/09.  For more info, contact Denise Roach at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go here.  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-21.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09) 

 
State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Labor requests proposals from the Workforce Agencies of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, or a consortium of such agencies, for State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants.  This program will support work to collect, analyze, and disseminate labor market information, and to enhance the labor exchange infrastructure for careers within the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.  $50 million expected to be available, individual awards NTE $4 million.  Responses due 8/14/09.  For more info, contact Willie Harris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# SGA-DFA-PY-08-17.  (Grants.gov 6/24/09)

Recovery Act - Pathways Out of Poverty

Grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for projects that provide training and placement services to provide pathways out of poverty and into employment within the industries described in the Supplementary Information, Part B of this SGA.  Go to this link. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLICITATIONS   
   
Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies - Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies.  Areas of interest (which include numerous subtopics) include: 1) Advanced Building Control Strategies, Communications and Information Technologies for Net-Zero Energy Buildings, 2)  Analysis, Design and Technical Tools, 3)  Building Envelope and Windows, 4)  Residential and Commercial HVAC and Crosscutting Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Research, 5)  Water Heating, Residential and Commercial Appliances and miscellaneous electric loads, 6)  Solar Heating and Cooling.  Up to $75 million expected, up to 90 awards anticipated.  Responses due 8/18/09.  For more info, contact Martin Byrnes at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000115.  (Grants.gov 6/29/09) 

Energy Efficient Housing Partnerships - Recovery Act 

The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Building America Energy Efficient Housing Partnerships.  The long term goal of Building America for new homes is to develop cost effective, production ready systems in five major climate zones that will result in zero energy homes (ZEH) that produce as much energy as they use on an annual basis by 2020 .  Through this initiative, DOE seeks Industry Teams to implement research and technical support for new and existing homes.  Some funding available for stimulating the existing home retrofit market.  Up to $25 million expected to be available, up to 7 awards anticipated.  Responses due 8/24/09.  For more info, contact Angela Bosley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000099.  (Grants.gov 6/29/09)

Energy Conservation Studies - New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority requests proposals from municipal governments, public K-12 schools, public universities or colleges to complete Energy Conservation Studies, which can be used to support applications to upcoming project implementation funding opportunities through NYSERDA's administration of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds.  $5million expected to be available.  Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through 3/15/10.  For more info, contact Ben Fox at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link. Refer to PON# 4. 

Contribution of Cost Share for Recovery Act RFPs - California

The California Energy Commission requests proposals for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Cost Share.  Through this RFP, the CEC will contribute cost share to applicants who are submitting applications to the federal government in response to Recovery Act funding opportunity announcements (FOA).  $21 million expected to be available.  These FOAs include:  Enhanced Geothermal Systems Component Research and Development/Analysis, DE-FOA-0000075; Enhanced Geothermal Systems Demonstration, DE-FOA-0000092; Geothermal Technologies Program, DE-FOA-0000109; High Penetration Solar Deployment, DE-FOA-0000085; Building America Energy Efficient Housing, DE-FOA-0000099; Solid State Lighting Round IV Core, DE-FOA-0000082; Training Program Development for Commercial Building Equipment Technicians, Building Operators, Energy Commissioning Agents/Auditors, DE-FOA-0000118; Solid State Lighting Product Development Round VI, DE-FOA-0000055; Energy Efficient Information and Communication Technology, DE-FOA-0000107; Smart Grid Investment Grant Program, DE-FOA-0000058; Smart Grid Demonstrations, DE-FOA-0000036; Geological Sequestration Training and Research, DE-FOA-0000032; Site Characterization of Promising Geologic Formations for CO2 Storage, DEFOA-0000033; Carbon Capture and Sequestration from Industrial Sources and Innovative Concepts for Beneficial CO2 Use, DE-FOA-0000015; and Advanced Energy Efficient Building Technologies, DE-FOA-0000115.  Due dates and contact information varies by program.  For more info, go to this link.  Refer to PON# 08-011.

RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTS (RECs) SOLICITATIONS

Renewables - Architect of the Capitol
The U.S. General Services Administration requests proposals for renewable energy certificates (RECs) for the Architect of the Capitol and possibly other Federal agencies.  GSA seeks pricing for a total of 40,000 MWhs of RECs per year for 10 years.  Responses due 9/1/09.  For more info, contact Ken Shutika at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.   Refer to Sol# GS-00P-09-BSD-0698.  (FBO 7/27/09)

Renewables - Michigan
The City of Ann Arbor, MI seeks 15,000 MWh of eligible renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from MI or within the region to meet its goal of obtaining 30 percent of municipal energy from renewable sources in 2010.  Responses due 9/15/09.  For more info, contact Andrew Brix at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Refer to RFP#734.  (Green Power Network 7/9/09)

GENERAL SALUTATIONS

State & Territorial Energy Assurance Plans - Recovery Act The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilities and Planning for Smart Grid Resiliency Initiative.  This program will support State and Territorial Energy Office development of new, or refining existing, plans to integrate new energy portfolios and new applications, such as Smart Grid technology, into energy assurance and emergency preparedness plans.  $39.5 million expected to be available, 56 awards anticipated.  Response due 7/30/09.  For more info, contact Lisa Kuzniar at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000091.  (Grants.gov 6/15/09)
 
Local Energy Assurance Plans - Recovery Act The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals for the Local Energy Assurance Planning (LEAP) Initiative.  This initiative, which is restricted to U.S. cities, focuses on developing new, or refining existing, plans to integrate new energy portfolios (renewables, biofuels, etc) and new applications, such as Smart Grid technology into energy assurance and emergency preparedness plans.  $10.5 million expected to be available, 50 awards anticipated.  Responses due 10/8/09.  For more info, contact Diane Franklin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000098.  (Grants.gov 7/20/09)
 
State Electricity Regulators Assistance - Recovery Act
The U.S. Department of Energy requests proposals from State and District of Columbia Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) for State Electricity Regulators Assistance.  This program will supplement PUC staffing for the significant increase in workload created by Recovery Act electricity-related initiatives.  $46 million expected to be available, 51 awards anticipated.  Responses due 8/31/09.  For more info, contact Amanda Lopez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.   Refer to Sol# DE-FOA-0000100.  (Grants.gov 6/15/09)
 
U.S. & China Clean Energy and Climate Partnership  
The U.S. Agency for International Development, Regional Development Mission for Asia seeks proposals for the U.S. - China Clean Energy and Climate Partnership.  This new USAID/RDMA environmental partnership program will focus on clean energy solutions that promote real and sustainable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.  $6 million expected to be available, 1 award anticipated.  Responses due 8/17/09.  For more info, contact Praveena ViraSingh at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# USAID-RDMA-CHINA-486-09-031-RFA.  (Grants.gov 6/26/09)
 
Climate Change and Extreme Floods in the West The U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation requests proposals for the Impact of Climate Change on Extreme Floods in the Western U.S.  This research initiative is directed at answering questions relating extreme floods to climate change.  Further work will focus on implications for flood hydroclimatology and flood frequency analyses. Results from this study will be disseminated widely to various state and federal agencies, non-profit groups and floodplain managers.  $225K expected to be available, 1 award anticipated.  Responses due 8/10/09.  For more info, contact Randale Jackson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to this link.  Refer to Sol# 09SF811503.  (Grants.gov 7/15/09)
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EVENTS

NCAI 66th Annual Convention and Trade Show, October 11-17, 2009 in beautiful Palm Springs, California

66th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians  October 11-16, 2009 Palm Springs, CA For more, see http://www.ncai.org/Home.422.0.html.

CERTS: Indian Energy Solutions 2009 Conference and American Spirit Award Dinner – November 3-5, 2009, Hosted by The Osage Nation, Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills, 1902 East 71st Street  Tulsa, Oklahoma For more information or to register, see http://www.certredearth.com/events.php.

Southwest Renewable Energy Conference 2009 - September 10th and 11th in Flagstaff, Arizona on the campus of Northern Arizona University for the 2009 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference –Integrating State and Federal Policy with Technology to bring Renewables to the Grid.

Please join us on September 10th and 11th in Flagstaff, Arizona on the campus of Northern Arizona University for the 2009 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference –Integrating State and Federal Policy with Technology to bring Renewables to the Grid.

Now in its seventh year, the 2009 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference is a forum for sharing developments in technology and policy. SWREC fosters thoughtful evaluation and discussions on the development of wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy on tribal, federal, state and private lands. A diverse range of pre and post conference sessions and two concurrent tracks of panel sessions-Policy and Technical-offer participants options to fit their own background, experience and professional development interests

For more information, or to register, please visit:  www.swrec.org or email Kara Kelty:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
“Building Successful Native American Businesses,” September 14 through 18, 2009, Cherokee Hard Rock Casino and Hotel on the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Oklahoma

CREATING BUSINESS EXCELLENCE: A PROGRAM FOR NATIVE WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES; September 14th – 17th , 2009, Cherokee Casino & Resort, Catoosa, OK 74015, 918.384.7800, www.cherokeecasino.com

Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), in partnership with the prestigious Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN), will be hosting a strategic retreat for Native businesses entitled, “Building Successful Native American Businesses.” On September 14 through 18, 2009, our office will be offering this one-of-a-kind training for businesswomen only.  This session will be held at the Cherokee Hard Rock Casino and Hotel on the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Oklahoma. 

To reserve a place in the program and more information, contact Patricia (Pat) Parker at 571.323.5657 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Bridgett Bidle at 571.323.5641 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alaska Federation of Natives, October 22 – 24, 2009 - Anchorage at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center:  Northern Dreams - Our Historic Journey Continues See http://www.nativefederation.org/convention/index.php

NAWIG News: The Quarterly Newsletter of the Native American Wind Interest Group, Spring 2009 http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy09osti/45413.pdf    As part of its Native American outreach, DOE’s Wind Powering America program has initiated a quarterly NAWIG newsletter to present Native American wind information, including projects, interviews with pioneers, issues, WPA activities, and related events. It is our hope that this newsletter will both inform and elicit comments and input on wind development in Indian Country.

For other newsletters, see http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/na_nawig.asp.

For more Wind Power for Native Americans, see this link.

For information on the Native American anemometer loan program, see http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/nativeamericans/anemometer_loan.asp.

Community Wind - Revolving Fund Will Focus on Early Stage Development. The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) and the Northland Foundation have partnered to create a revolving loan fund that will provide early-stage project development and feasibility analysis for community-based wind energy projects in Minnesota.

The revolving loan fund will be available in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties.

The revolving loan fund is part of the Rural Energy Development Initiative (REDI), a state-wide program addressing community-based wind energy development. REDI loan financing is limited to early stage project development and feasibility analysis for wind energy electric generation projects that intend to sell the electricity to an electric utility. Maximum loan size is $25,000 for any one project and/or borrower. ARDC functions as the regional REDI organizer for northeast Minnesota. The Northland Foundation is the acting loan partner for the revolving loan fund.

Information on the revolving loan fund for community-based wind energy projects is available at the following website: www.arrowheadplanning.org/windpower

For more information regarding the revolving loan fund and/or the application for the loan fund, please see the website or contact Bonnie Hundrieser (ARDC) at 218-529-7527 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

34th Annual Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO 2009), September 16 - 18, 2009, Tulsa, Oklahoma. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Invites You to The 34th Annual Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO 2009) - A Native American Conference by a Native American Organization

Brought to You By the Producers of the Reservation Economic Summit (RES)

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development presents The Indian Progress in Business Event (INPRO 2009), the premiere black tie event which spotlights the INPRO 2009 Awards and Scholarships Banquet, featuring the First American Leadership Awards.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009  12:00 PM, Friday, September 18, 2009  10:00 PM, Central Time Zone, Crowne Plaza Hotel Tulsa, 100 East Second Street, Tulsa, OK 74103 View Event Fees http://guest.cvent.com/i.aspx?2A,P1,E2699A69-6F28-4579-BB16-BB05E26B1068

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Law Seminars: Annual Energy in Alaska Conference, December 7 & 8, 2009 Anchorage Civic & Convention Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, AK  For more, see this link.

Law Seminars International is pleased to announce the annual Energy in Alaska Conference. 

This year, an exceptional faculty addresses new questions for the growing and changing domestic demand for energy in and from Alaska. Will the Alaska portion of the Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System or some variation of that system envisioned by the United States and Canada finally be able to be built?  Will carbon regulation or trading impact the value of Alaskan natural gas or impact the cost of purchasing energy in Alaska? This is a big year for new legislation including the smart grid, funding in the stimulus bill, climate change and carbon limits. Alaska has its first wind project, and there are new developments in getting Alaska's natural resources to market including natural gas, LNG and natural gas storage. Sign up soon for this important update on energy in Alaska.

Presented by: Law Seminars International http://www.lawseminars.com

Intended Audience
Attorneys, industry executives and governmental and customer representatives involved with energy issues

What You Will Learn: 1) New federal energy legislation's impact on state policies 2) EPA policy initiatives 3) New developments impacting Alaska's energy future 4) Update on stimulus funding 5) Integration of state and federal energy and environmental policies 6) Funding for smart grid technology 7) Alaska's first wind project 8) Project development and financing 9) Getting resources to market

Register or call us at (800) 854-8009

Office of Native American Programs Email Newsletter (NwONAP Update – August 25, 2009) includes: 1) White House Tribal Listening Sessions; 2) Recovery Act Reporting October 1-10th; 3) Funding Availability; and 4) Upcoming Calendar of Events

The White House Domestic Policy Council and Office of Public Engagement will host two listening sessions on August 31 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Room 450, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the sessions is to bring together tribal leaders and White House officials to engage in an informal dialogue on the process of tribal consultation.  Space is limited so please limit your delegation to two persons per tribe and reply by August 28, 2009. We will coordinate further details after we hear from you. If you have any questions, contact Jodi Gillette at 202-456-1414.  For information and questions about the listening sessions, please email the White House at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Recovery Act Reporting.  Recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds are required to submit quarterly reports within 10 days following the calendar quarter.  The first report (due October 10, 2009) should include all cumulative ARRA expenditures and activities (job creation, compensation, and project details) since the date of grant award.  The system for ARRA reporting and for registration is www.FederalReporting.gov.  Recipients will need the following: 1) Dun and Bradstreet number (DUNS) 2) Central Contractor Registration (CCR) 3) Valid email address. Note:    For a DUNS number, go to www.dbn.com/us or call (866) 705-5711 (option 4).  Processing 1-2 days. For CCR registration, go to www.bpn.gov/ccr   Processing 2-8 days

NEPA: ARRA recipients that conduct their own environmental reviews must submit quarterly reports on the status of National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) reviews.  The system for NEPA reporting is called RAMPS and can be found on HUD’s recovery website at www.hud.gov/recovery and under the “Reporting” tab.  RAMPS Registration consists of HUD User Registration and Recipient User Registration.  Further guidance on registration and training for use of the RAMPS system is forthcoming. Funding Availability, Source, Deadline Sept 16th , Additional Information- Dept. of Treasury Native American CDFI Funds

The Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) Fund will provide capital and technical assistance grants to existing or proposed CDFIs that serve primarily Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian communities.  Visit http://www.cdfifund.gov or contact Chris James, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

HUD FY 2009 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) grant , September 18th
Further information here. For programmatic questions please contact Anice Schervish at (202)402-2341.

Online Calendar of Events

Health Homes Conference- Boise, IA, September 15-17th  Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   For more information, please call: 208-334-1088 Ext. x3017.

HUD Section 184 Lender Training- Albuquerque, NM, September 15-16th Register on-line:  http://thecmiteam.com/events/2009SLTC  Sponsored by Office of Loan Guarantee Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 1.800.965.0075 Ext. 40

Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Working in Indian Country Conference- Denver, CO September 16-17th , Register on-line:  http://thecmiteam.com/events/2009FBCIICC/index.php , Sponsored by the HUD’s Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs.  Contact Edward R Vaughan, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Employment Tax Workshop- Portland, OR, September 22-23rd  http://www.hud.gov/local/shared/working/r10/nwonap/calendar/event.cfm?record=9491&scheduleID=9252&calendarID=86

NWIHA Annual Meeting- Worley, ID, September 23-24th http://www.nwiha.org/ 

A-133 Audit Training- Seattle, WA September 28-29th  Registration information available soon. Housing Washington- Spokane, WA September 29-30th http://www.wshfc.org/conf/index.htm
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