Federal Interagency Native Economic Development Workshops August 30-31 in Billings, MT - UPDATED AGENDAS

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis invites you to two
Federal Interagency Native Economic Development Workshops — Now with updated agendas!
August 30 and 31, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Billings, Montana

Join Native economic development stakeholders from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions at one or both of these distinct, back-to-back events!

August 30 |Growing Economies in Indian Country: Taking Stock of Progress and Partnerships

One in a series of workshops being held around the country, this event is designed to share information about federal resources available to enhance development of Indian Country economies.  In addition, the workshop will provide an interactive forum for participants to dialogue with federal officials about innovations and developments at the ground level, discuss challenges in using federal resources, and explore policy considerations through case studies.  Lead sponsors: the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the U.S. Department of the Treasury's CDFI Fund. Featuring the following federal agency presenters and panelists (full, updated agenda attached below):

Randall Akers, Northern Plains Region Administrator, Office of Native American Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development|Don Chapman, Senior Advisor on Native American Affairs, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce|Rick Garcia, Regional Administrator and Special Assistant to the Secretary on the Sustainable Communities Initiative, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development |Gordon Jackson, Deputy Director, Rocky Mountain Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior|Chris James, Assistant Administrator, Office of Native American Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration|Matthew Jones, Montana State Director, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture|Elsie Meeks, South Dakota State Director, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture|John Rogers, Montana State Director, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce|David Scherler, Portfolio Manager for CDFI Fund and Native Initiatives, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury        

To register for the August 30 workshop, visit http://www.frbsf.org/community/resources/2011/0601-Growing-Economies-in-Indian-Country/index.html

August 31 |Federal Programs and Partnerships in Indian Country: A Resource Workshop  

At this event, more than a dozen federal agency divisions will offer booths and presentations on Indian Country programs and resources.  Agency representatives will be available to meet with you. Sponsors: the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.The updated August 31 workshop agenda is attached below.

To register for the August 31 workshop, visit http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=987&update=N

Both workshops are offered free of charge, but separate advance registration is required. Seating is limited, so please register early. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at both events.  A room block with limited rooms is in place at the conference hotel until August 15.  For reservations, please contact the Crowne Plaza at (877) 270-1393 and reference room block code ACO for the $109 rate.  For more information on the workshops, call Sue Woodrow, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Helena, Mont., Branch) Community Development Advisor, at (406) 447-3806.

Additional Event!  Native community development practitioners are invited to attend
Project Planning and Development Training
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
September 1 and 2, 2011
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Billings, Montana

This two-day project planning and development training session is designed to provide prospective ANA funding applicants with the skills to plan successful community development projects.  Participants will learn how to work with key partners, create a project work plan, develop outcome measures, and determine the level of resources and funding needed to implement the project.  The session is offered free of charge to tribes and Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander nonprofit organizations.  Participants are responsible for their travel costs.  To register, visit http://www.anawestern.org/training.asp or call 1(800) 525-2859, extension 155.



Growing Economies in Indian Country_8-30_Agenda.pdf

Federal Programs and Partnerships in Indian Country_8-31_Agenda.pdf