Indian Health Service Offers Tribal Grants

  |  June 2, 2017

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications in June from Tribes for three different grant opportunities:

To June 23, the IHS Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG) is accepting applications for Planning Cooperative Agreements for the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP). The purpose of the agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the program and to existing Self-Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded programs, services, functions and activities. Read more.
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REDW Principals Corrine Wilson & Bruce Bleakman Contribute to Landmark NAFOA’s Financial Reporting Guide

  |  April 25, 2017

The Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) is set to release its new Financial Reporting and Information Guide for Tribal Governments and Their Enterprises (Orange Book) at its 35th Annual Conference in San Francisco April 23-27.

The new book marks several milestones. Not only is it the first accounting publication to address the unique operating environment of tribal governments, but it also was produced by a team of highly experienced professionals who work in Indian Country. In announcing the Orange Book, NAFOA credits its Financial Management advisory committee – and in particular, two of the leaders of REDW’s Tribal practice who wrote many of the volume’s 10 chapters. Read more.
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New Overtime Rule: 5 Steps for Tribes to Get Ready

  |  June 16, 2016

The Department of Labor has finalized a rule that raises the salary threshold at which eligible workers qualify for overtime from $23,660 to $47,476 a year. Set to become effective on Dec. 1, 2016, the new threshold also will automatically increase every three years based on wage growth over time. With plenty of time to prepare, Tribes should consider five steps to be ready for the added salary expense. Read more.
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New Indian Tax Extenders Offer Investment Incentives

  |  January 7, 2016

Just before its year-end recess, Congress approved its anticipated tax-extender package, which President Obama has since signed into law. The package makes permanent – or extends authorization for – a number of tax provisions affecting economic development in Indian Country.

The Indian Tax Extenders are designed to motivate both direct investment in projects on Indian lands and the hiring of Indian people. Read more.
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