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Chris James presents alongside William D. Lowe – Muscogee Creek Nation and Austin Tsosie – DDC

On Wednesday, September 20, at 3:00 pm EST, the Bloomberg Philanthropies e311 Federal Assistance Program is hosting a workshop to help Tribal Governments navigate the myriad federal funding opportunities. This workshop will break down barriers that, at times, can exist for Tribal Communities and highlight successful Tribal project case studies.

The e311 Federal Assistance program has provided guidance to 1,400+ cities since 2020 regarding claiming and retaining federal funds. This workshop will feature leadership from inter-tribal associations, non-profits, grant writers, and federal agencies, each of whom work with Tribal communities.  Workshop speakers will provide information about grants, loans, and tax credits available to Tribal governments for infrastructure, broadband, and energy, among other types of projects. 

Featured speakers will include:

•  Chris James, The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, President & CEO

•  Larry Wright, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Executive Director

•  Susan Masten, Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA), Executive Director 

•  Will Micklin, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Vice President; US Treasury Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC) Alaska Representative

•  Onawa Haynes, Hozhonigo Consulting, Founder & CEO

•  Fatima Abbas, U.S. Dept of Treasury, Director, Office of Tribal Affairs

•  Telly Meier, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, Of Counsel (Former Director, Office of Tribal Governments, Internal Revenue Service)

•  Denise Litz, Chief, Division of Economic Development, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dept. Of the Interior

We hope you can join us for this interactive session. Register to attend.