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EPA Grants Management & DBE Rule ( Administrative and Financial Systems & DBE Rule) Training and Technical Assistance Initiative for Tribes, Trust Territories.

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1 EPA Grants Management & DBE Rule ( Administrative and Financial Systems & DBE Rule) Training and Technical Assistance Initiative for Tribes, Trust Territories and Insular Areas Supported by: EPA OGD & OSBP Gale Harms, Consultant

2 July 16, 2008

3 This initiative will: Enhance Tribal Administrator/Tribal Council/Tribal Project Manager understanding of how to administer a federal grant. Improve compliance with documentation requirements Increase cost accounting knowledge. Develop Tribal-specific grants management curricula. Create partnerships between Tribes and Tribal colleges/universities. Result in more Tribal grant administrators. Help to ensure improved protection of human health and the environment in Indian Country.

4 Project Goals For Tribes & Tribal Consortia: Provide training & limited technical assistance: To assist in the proper management of EPA funds through assistance awards. Regarding OSBPs new requirements of the DBE rule, to help ensure the rule is effectively implemented in Indian country after the 3-year phase-in period. Provide ongoing training & support by establishing Tribal College Centers, to be self-sufficient by project end. Provide a trained National PETE technical team to deliver the training throughout the United States, Trust Territories and Insular Areas.

5 Materials Instructors Manual Student Manual Comprehensive Appendix Activities

6 1. How It All Starts: The Grant Application Process 2. Assistance Agreement Awards 3. Binding Agreements 4. Grants Management Systems 5. Administrative System Components 6. Financial System Requirements 7. Accounting Policies and Procedures 8. Source Documentation for Procurement and Purchasing 9. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) 10. Assistance Agreement Monitoring and Closeout

7 Course Structure PowerPoint/Qwizdom inclusive 2 to 2 ½ - day training program

8 Training Technical Support Assistance Call-In Centers Training Technical Support Assistance Call-In Centers Tribal College Training Centers Leech Lake Tribal College United Tribes Technical College

9 Goals & Objectives Links to: OGD & OSBP Documents, Reference Materials, Rules, Regulations Points of Contact Tribal College Centers Training Descriptions Training Calendar Frequently Asked Questions Portal for Asking Questions

10 Course Integration Nation-wide solicitation of all Federally-recognized Tribal Community Colleges Integration: In full Specific Modules Six schools selected during the first round: Cankdeska Cikana Community College United Tribes Technical College Oglala Lakota College Sinte Gleska University Sitting Bull College Little Priest Tribal College

11 OSBP Initiative Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Rule (DBE Rule): Designed to help ensure small, minority & women-owned businesses are given the opportunity to benefit from and participate in EPA grants. National Dissemination of the DBE Rule, to assist in 3-year phase-in period. Two discrete training programs: minutes 1-3 hours Tribal, Trust Territories, and Insular Area Communities will receive training, development, & outreach services regarding the new DBE Rule. Face-to-Face Training Webinars

12 Web Course Development of face- to-face training into self-guided web course Universal availability at

13 New for This initiative has been expanded to include training of U.S. Trust Territories and Insular Areas.

14 THANK YOU. Contact: or


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