October 27, 2011
Take Advantage of Funding, Employment, and Training Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Tribal Energy Program is pleased to forward the following message on funding, employment, and training opportunities that may be of interest to tribes. For details, please visit the links provided below.
FY 2012 Indian Community Development Block Grant
Applications due: January 4, 2012
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) has released a notice of funding availability (NOFA) for its FY 2012 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska native villages. For detailed program information, see the attachment.
FY2012 USDA Grant Program Guidance
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued updated guidance and procedures for applying for its Rural Utilities Development Programs Technical Assistance and Training and Solid Waste Management grants. For details, see the attachment.
AmeriCorps, A Program for National and Community Service (CNCS), has released a notice of funds availability (NOFA) for FY2012 state and national grants. AmeriCorps awards grants to organizations to implement programs that utilize AmeriCorps members to engage in evidence-based interventions to strengthen communities. CNCS has set aside 1% of available funds for tribal applicants. In the 2012 competition, CNCS expects to invest a significant amount of available funding to programs working in the six Focus Areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families. The Environmental Stewardship focus area includes energy efficiency and renewable energy. Applications are due January 18, 2012 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. CNCS will notify successful applicants by May 31, 2012.
There also is a specific funding opportunity for Indian Tribe Planning Grants. For details, see the NOFA on the AmeriCorps website. Application deadline is January 18, 2012 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. CNCS will notify successful applicants by mid-April, 2012.
For more information on these opportunities, e-mail
, Program Officer, 202-606-3915.
U.S. Department of the Treasury Job Opening: Associate Manager (CDFI Program and Native Initiatives)
Would you like to use your knowledge of the financial and business principles, operations, and practices of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) or Community Development Entities in an exciting job with the U.S. Department of the Treasury? If your experience includes working for a CDFI or a Native CDFI, or working for a community development organization, consider applying for a full-time position as an Associate Manager of the CDFI Program and Native Initiatives. For details, visit the USAJOBS website. Applications will be accepted through November 10, 2011.
White House Council on Environmental Quality Internships
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is seeking talented, hard-working students interested in using public policy to improve our nation. Applicants will have the chance to work in a challenging workplace with today’s top environmental policy analysts. CEQ was established within the Executive Office of the President by Congress as part of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Under NEPA, CEQ works to balance environmental, economic, and social objectives in pursuit of NEPA’s goal of "productive harmony" between humans and the human environment. The challenge of harmonizing our economic, environmental, and social aspirations has put NEPA and CEQ at the forefront of our nation's efforts to protect the environment. The deadline for applying for spring internships is November 1, 2011. For summer and fall internship deadlines and additional details on this opportunity, see the attachment.
DOE Tribal Energy Program
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
For more information on the Tribal Energy Program and our Guide to Tribal Energy Development, visit our website.