The DOL-ETA Division of Indian and Native American Programs, resources and funding announcements.

 

Department of Energy (DOE) Announces $128 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies - DOE will fund 75 innovative research projects that will lower solar electricity costs, while working to boost solar manufacturing, reduce red tape, and make solar systems more resilient to cyberattacks.  Please click here for full announcement.

Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) - USDA/NIFA has identified a total of $4,800,000 for investment in the Centers of Excellence at 1890 Institutions (1890 COEs) with the expectation of 50 awards.  Expand rural business opportunity and rural quality of life with access to capital; improved infrastructure, broadband access and connectivity; and support for workforce availability.  Please click here for full announcement.

Department of Education - Ed Presents, "Indian Education for the Next Generation"The U.S. Department of Education is hosting “Indian Education for the Next Generation” on November 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST at Barnard Auditorium at the LBJ Building (400 Maryland Ave, SW) in Washington, DC. The program will feature a panel with Angeline Boulley, Director of ED’s Office of Indian Education, Carrie Billy, President & CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Kerry Hawk Lessard, Executive Director of Native American Lifelines, and Michael Hussey, Assistant Director for Education at the National Museum of the American Indian.  For registration, click here.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Invites nominations for membership on the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Council (FRRCC)FRRCC is a policy-oriented committee that provides policy advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. Committee members include representatives from academia, industry (e.g., agriculture and allied industries), non-governmental organizations, and state, local, and tribal governments.  For full announcement, click here.

Department of Labor Issues Opinion Letters to Enhance Military Service Members' Ability to Succeed in Civilian Workforce - DOL announced the issuance of two opinion letters that will assist active duty service members in their transactions to the civilian workforce.

Fair Labor Standards Act Letter

Office of Federal Contract Compliance