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December 2020 Edition of DCD Newsletter is now available
12/23/2020

The December 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter November 2020 edition available now
12/01/2020

The November 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

CPMD Office Closure Notice
11/17/2020

NDOH Public Health Emergency Order 2020-03 Dikos Ntsaaigii-19
11/16/2020

DCD October 2020 Newsletter Available NOW!
10/28/2020


The October 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

September 2020 Edition of DCD Newsletter Available Now!
09/30/2020

CARES ACT Resolution CJY-67-20
09/14/2020
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Please see full download of legislation – for your review

August 2020 Edition of DCD Newsletter Available Now!
08/31/2020
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The August 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

CORE Jobs Available for Housing Projects
08/09/2020
The following message was sent to the CHID department requesting applicants to apply:

Dear Patrick,   As we get started out here in the Window Rock and Fort Defiance areas in the coming weeks we will be in need of some labor to construct for our program. Will be great to serve those affected by the economic impact of COVID, people that have lost jobs or employment opportunities. Below is the list of the work I will have available, and will hope to bring some of them on for our team.   We are constructing tiny homes as we have discussed, and our primary work is in carpentry, though we will have a few other jobs as listed below:
Foreman $21/Hour: Someone with lengthy carpentry experience, who can manage teams, lead less skilled workers on best practices. Trusted and efficient, communicates well with myself and our admin.
Carpenter $17/hour: Someone with carpentry experience, specifically measuring, nailing, cutting and installing frames of houses primarily made out of 2″x4″s. Someone who can follow plans and work well with others
Laborer $15/hour: Someone with some building or relevant experience. Someone with experience using nail gun, skill saw, drills. Can be trained well, and follow instructions, reliable.
Admin $19/hour: One person who can support with the logistics, movement, timesheets, payments, warehousing and onboarding of staff. Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
Drivers $17/hour with a flatbed trailer, $15 an hour to drive with the driver and load and unload materials. These people can work part time ad hoc to pick up and move materials to the different locations and unload. Flatbeds needed, helpers needed to load/unload.
Helpers $15/hour: generally a couple of younger hands, no experience necessary. They will be building the furniture that goes into our shelters part time, working closely with the Admin part time.   Each construction crew is comprised of 1 foreman, 1 carpenter, and 2 laborers, but is flexible based on who we have. In total I would like to run 4/5 crews, and for that I need 1 strong admin, and a few drivers and helpers additional helpers for furniture probably just 2 people. We aren’t starting just yet, but if you could take some time to help provide some names and return the attached sheet to me within the next two weeks it will be very helpful.   Many thanks, looking forward to expanding our program in this area! —
Angus Pollard
WASH and Shelter Program Manager CORE Community Organized Relief Effort M: (406) 839-1182 E: angus.pollard@coreresponse.org
W: www.COREresponse.org

 

FY 2021 HIP Application for Housing
08/09/2020
The FY 2021 Housing Improvement Program’s application for housing assistance is available for download at the following link:
FY 2021 HIP Application
Please contact HIP staff for additional information at:
LaVerne Y. Benally, Program Manager I, lybenally@nnchid.org
Marilyn Barney, Accounting Technician, mcbarney@nnchid.org

July 2020 Edition of DCD Newsletter available now
07/31/2020
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The July 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available. The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees. 
To view the newsletter, please click HERE

June 2020 Edition of DCD Newsletter available now
07/01/2020

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The June 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

May 2020 Edition of the DCD Newsletter Available Now
05/31/2020

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The May 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

COVID-19 testing now open to all workers in New Mexico
05/12/2020

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April 2020 Newsletter Now Available
04/30/2020

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The April 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Navajo Nation extends closure of government until May 17 to reduce the spread of COVID-19
04/22/2020




New Mexico Public Health Screening and COVID-19 Testing Sites
04/21/2020




DONATE NOW – NAVAJO NATION COVID-19 FUND
04/21/2020

DONATE NOW – NAVAJO NATION COVID-19 FUND
The Navajo Health Command Operations Center has established the “Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund” to accept donated funds to help respond to and fight Dikos Ntsaaígíí-19, the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund is accepting monetary and non-monetary donations to address immediate medical and community needs. Charitable contributions to the Fund are deductible by the donor for federal income, estate, and gift tax purposes, and written acknowledgment of donation will be provided upon request. The Navajo Nation qualifies under Section 7871(a) of the Internal Service Code for purposes of receiving public or charitable distributions.
The Navajo Nation’s immediate medical needs include N95 masks, face shields, non-latex gloves (nitrile), medical-grade gloves, goggles/eye protection, surgical and isolation masks, isolation and level II surgical gowns, Tyvek coveralls, surgical caps, shoe covers, thermometers (no touch scan), portable pulse oximeters, ventilators, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes and sprays, alcohol-based wipes, and others.
The community needs include disposable masks, fabric masks, cleaning supplies, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizer, toiletries, thermometers, paper products, non-perishable food, bottled water, baby necessities (formula, diapers, wipes), livestock feed, hay, pet food, firewood, coal, and others.
To donate now, https://www.nndoh.org/donate.html

Relocation of Division of Community of Development Offices.
04/13/2020

The Division of Community Development Offices has been relocated during the Current COVID-19 Health Emergency. The Phone lines have not been established for the Division. Please use the Division’s Employee emails to contact staff at this time Click ———–>HERE The table is printable if you have access to a printer.
NOTE: Not all the Division staff have Internet access at home.

Arizona Receives Approval For Online SNAP Purchases From USDA
04/10/2020


Federal Indian Country COVID Programs Summary
04/09/2020

Important Compliance and COVID-19 Funding Information at #NAFOA2020
04/09/2020



https://www.nafoa.org/conference/agenda

Indian Health Service Expands Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Response
04/09/2020

How Arizona Workers Impacted By COVID-19 Can Access Unemployment Benefits
04/09/2020

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement: Emergency COVID-19
04/08/2020

Emergency Navajo Nation Chapter Plan
04/07/2020



NTUA Public Notice and NTUA Wireless Disconnection Policy
03/24/2020

NTUA Public Notice


NTUA Wireless Disconnection Policy



Public Health Emergency Order #2020-003 – Stay At Home (Shelter In Place)
03/20/2020






March 2020 Edition of DCD Newsletter Available Here
03/20/2020


The March 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Legislative Branch Closure 3/19/20
03/19/2020


Local On Navajo Nation Travel Restriction & Community Gathering Restriction Memo 3/19/20
03/19/2020

Non-Certified Chapter Employee Admin Leave Memo 3/19/20
03/19/2020

CPMD TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE MEMO 3/18/2020
03/18/2020

NDOH information about COVID-19
03/06/2020


To All Concerned: 
Organizations/entities may download the COVID-19 information and disseminate/share. Any questions, the COVID -19 Incident Health Command Post can be reached at: 
Navajo Department of Health
COVID-19 Incident Health Command Post 
(928) 871-6350
To get further info, you can also send an email to:  coronavirus.info@nndoh.org
Information is available on the following website. 

KTNN Dikos ntsaaígíí-19 (COVID-19) Forum at 6pm March 5th, 2020
03/05/2020

February 2020 DCD Newsletter available now!
02/28/2020


The February 2020 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

WIND Notification 2-28-2020
02/27/2020

January 2020 edition of DCD Newsletter available now!
01/31/2020


The December 2020 edition of DCD Newsletter is now available. The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE 

Navajo Nation 2020 Census Complete Count Summit
01/30/2020


Census 2020 Memo — Click Here
Registration — Click Here
Off-Reservation Travel — 
Feb. 6, 2020, San Juan College Agenda — Click Here
Feb. 7, 2020, Twin Arrow Agenda — Click Here

Navajo Nation Broadband Survey
01/29/2020


Internet is key for so many things in life today: doing business, getting jobs, keeping up with family and friends, shopping, and much more.
The Navajo Nation is surveying homes and businesses on the Nation to make sure you can obtain good high-speed internet service. Let us know what you have now, how it works, and what you could use. With your input we can explore more and better broadband options.
If you have high-speed access in your home or business, please take the complete survey by accessing this link: 

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5343884/Navajo-Nation-Broadband-Survey 

New Mexico Capital Outlay Request Forms
01/03/2020


New Mexico Capital Outlay Request Forms are due to the State of New Mexico on February 2, 2020, at 5:00pm.

Click Here to go to the NM Capital Outlay Request Forms

Two Hours Administrative Leave 12/31/19
12/31/2019
To Download Memo —-Click—-> HERE

OPVP Payroll Memo
12/31/2019


To see full memo -click —–> HERE

December 2019 edition of DCD Newsletter available now!
12/20/2019


The December 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Limited Services and Office Closure
12/13/2019

CPMD Office Closure December 4th-6th, 2019
12/02/2019

November 2019 DCD Newsletter – Turkey Edition – Now Available!
11/26/2019


The November 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Community Development Holiday Dinner
11/25/2019


To Register for this event: Click —–> HERE

CPMD Office Closure October 30th, 2019 – November 1st, 2019
10/29/2019

October 2019 DCD Newsletter Available Now!
10/25/2019


The October 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter – September 2019 edition now available!
09/13/2019


The September 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

ASC Office Closure
08/23/2019

August 2019 Edition of DCD Newsletter Available Now!
08/16/2019


The August 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

CPMD Office Closure 8/7/19
08/07/2019

DCD Job Vacancy Announcements for August 5, 2019
08/05/2019


Here is the new DCD Employment listing for August 5, 2019.  Click HERE to view.

July 2019 Edition of DCD Newsletter Available Now
07/30/2019


The July 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Employment Notice
07/30/2019


Here is the new DCD Employment listing.  Click HERE to view.

June 2019 DCD Newsletter Available Now!
06/28/2019


The June 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

New Mexico Navajo Chapters – CPMD
06/19/2019


Arizona/ Utah Navajo Chapters – CPMD
06/04/2019

May 2019 DCD Newsletter Now Available
05/23/2019


The May 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

April 2019 Edition of the DCD Newsletter Available NOW!
04/18/2019


The April 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

March 2019 Edition of the DCD Newsletter Available Now!
03/29/2019


The March 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Updated Agency Council Meeting Schedule
03/15/2019


There has been a change to the agency council meeting schedule.  Please click the image below to take a look at the updated schedule.

February 2019 Edition of the DCD Newsletter Available Now!
03/01/2019


The February 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

 

2019 Mud Driving Tips
02/25/2019


Check the mud level

  • Get out of vehicle and survey the mud, especially the depth of it. It’s necessary to find out if your vehicle has the ability to handle the depth of mud.
  • Easiest mud to traverse is shallow, 2 inches deep or less.
  • Be aware of the forecast and report on conditions when entering an area.

Driving plan

  • Make sure you have backup plan or recovery plan in case you do get stuck.
  • Have additional resources at hand in case your worse case scenario comes to light.
  • Keep a shovel, flashlight, water, blanket and fully charged phone battery in your vehicle.
  • Let your family or friends know your destination or when you are leaving.
  • Opt to not take the trip through the muddy road, safety is the most important aspect of driving. Wait for conditions to get better before trying the road. Weigh your options.

Avoid driving through the ruts

  • Ruts caused by other vehicle reduce steering ability.
  • Ruts are the softest and wettest spots, and reduces the clearance between the ground and vehicle tires causing possible damage to your undercarriage and tires.

Be slow and steady

  • Maintain a steady speed. Drive as slow as possible and as fast as necessary.
  • Approach muddy areas at a low speed.
  • If you skid, do not hit the brakes. Back off the gas pedal and know where your wheels are pointed. If you were going slowly, the vehicle will decelerate and regain traction and the wheels will pull the vehicle in the direction they are pointed. Try turning your wheels into the skid if you cannot maintain control.

Maintain the necessary control

  • Maintain the control for as long as your momentum allows. Keep the wheels straight and not move the steering unnecessarily when traveling slow and steady.
  • If you’re stuck.
  • Stay calm. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts and emotions.
  • Try reversing out, keeping wheels straight. If not, use your floor mats by slipping them as far underneath the stuck tires as possible on the side you want to travel toward. Slowly ease onto the accelerator and out of the mud. Once you’re out- give your vehicle a chance to spin out the mud from your treads before you resume your normal speed.

Keep your windshield clear.  

  • Keeping your field of vision clear is as important as keeping your lights on in the dark.

Clean your vehicle.

  • Clean the wheel wells and undercarriage, if mud dries and cakes on your driveshaft, it can cause misalignment and cause damage. Mud hold moisture against metal and leads to rust and corrosion.

Navajo Nation Dept of Emergency Mgmt Emergency Operations Center Contact
02/22/2019

The Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management has provided details of current operations. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) can be reached at (505) 371-8417; the main point of contact is Doug Watchman at (928) 309-0005.
For those needing assistance from a Community Health Representative to check on elders in your community, please contact Mae-Gilene Begay at (928) 551-7676.
Indian Health Service also reported early closures of several facilities today. Please see their press release attached for more information. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Winter Storm Warning
02/20/2019


Take precautions and preparations for your family, home, and animals. 

  • Check on your elderly family members, single family, and family with medical conditions.
  • Keep nearby all phone numbers for local law enforcement, hospital, fire department, and emergency medical services.
  • Keep travel to a minimum during the storm and manage your animals – have adequate water, food and shelter prepared. 
  • Ensure you have adequate and secondary heating for your home, in case of a power outage. 
  • Keep cash on hand if needed. 
  • Coordinate with family and friends if travel is necessary to ensure a safe return and assistance if necessary.

For more tips: How to prepare for a winter storm 

Winter Weather Emergency Resolution
02/20/2019




DCD Newsletter for January 2019 now available!
01/31/2019


The January 2019 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

CDBG NOTICE of PUBLIC HEARING
01/23/2019


Download Public Hearing Packet —-> HERE
You can download a copy of the notice —> HERE

DCD Newsletter December Edition is available now.
01/04/2019


The December 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

November 2018 Edition of the DCD Newsletter Available Now!
11/28/2018


The November 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

October 2018 (Halloween Edition) of the DCD Newsletter Now Available!
10/25/2018


The October 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

September 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter now available
09/28/2018


The September 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

ASC to Hold Training Sessions on the New ASC Plan of Operation During the Week of Sep 17-21, 2018
09/13/2018
The official memorandum regarding the informational sessions can be viewed by clicking HERE.
The revised ASC Plan of Operation can be viewed by clicking HERE.
During the week of September 17-21, 2018, the ASC department will be holding a series of informational sessions on the new ASC Plan of Operation at the five agencies.  
9/17 – Chinle Chapter
9/18 – Shiprock Chapter
9/19 – Crownpoint Chapter
9/20 – Tuba City Chapter
9/21 – Fort Defiance Chapter

For thurther information, please call the ASC office at (928) 871-6221.

August 2018 edition of DCD Newsletter is now available
08/30/2018


The August 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter for July 2018 is now up!
07/24/2018


The July 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

June 2018 DCD Newsletter is available now
07/02/2018


The June 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Agency Out Reach Meetings for ASC Plan of Operation Leg. 0184-18
06/12/2018


Please see the following for the legislation, tentative agenda and comment document. 
Legislation 0184-18
tentative Agenda 
comment document
For questions please call (928) 871-6221

DCD Newsletter for May 2018 available now
05/24/2018


The May 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter For April 2018 Hot Off The Press!
04/20/2018

The April 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

March 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter available NOW!
03/30/2018


The March 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Chinle Chapter Governance announces 2018 Hazhooji Doo Hashkeeji Nahata Summit
03/02/2018


Chinle Chapter Governance announces the 2018 Hazhooji Doo Hashkeeji Nahata Summit. You can register——> HERE
All inquiries can be made to chinle@navajochapters.org or wyazzie@navajochapters.org or you can call (928) 674-2052

February 2018 Valentine’s Edition of the DCD Newsletter Now Available
02/20/2018


The February 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

ASC Schedules Chapter Agency Meetings
02/15/2018

The Administrative Service Center will be conducting mandatory trainings for CSCs and AMSs by agency from February 20-27, 2018.  The meetings will begin at 9am each day and end at 4pm.  Contact the ASC at (928) 871-6221 or CPMD at (928) 871-6211 for additional information.  
The memo from Johnny Johnson, ASC Department Manager, announcing the meetings and the details of the meetings is available by clicking HERE.

January 2018 DCD Newsletter is out!
01/18/2018


The January 2018 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

December 2017 Holiday Edition of the DCD Newsletter Now Available!
12/18/2017


The December 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter – November 2017 Thanksgiving edition
11/28/2017


The November 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter – October 2017 edition is available now
10/31/2017


The October 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

CDBG Notice of Public Hearing
10/23/2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
Please be informed of the Public Hearings that are scheduled by the Navajo Nation Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program at the following location:
 LOCATION                                                      TIME                   DATE                          
Crownpoint Chapter                                9:00 a.m.              October 23, 2017
Many Farms Chapter                                9:00 a.m.              October 25, 2017
Tuba City AML Conf. Room                       9:00 a.m.              October 26, 2017
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to inform the Chapter communities and the general public regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Indian Community Development Block Grant application and program information as provided through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in accordance to Citizen Participation requirements at 24 CFR 1003.604. 
The key information to be presented include:

  1. Purpose and requirements of the CDBG Program.
  1. Availability of Indian CDBG funds for proposed community development activities and range of activities that may be undertaken.                
  1. Provide the public an opportunity to participate in the process.
  1. Opportunity to review and comment on the program performance of active grants.

If there are any questions, please contact our CDBG office at:
Community Development Block Grant Program
Community Housing & Infrastructure Department
Division of Community Development
P.O. Box 2365
Window Rock, Arizona  86515
(928) 871-6564

NOTE: For Public Hearing materials go to website: www.nnchid.org

September 2017 edition of DCD Newsletter now available!
09/19/2017


The August 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

August 2017 Newsletter available now!!
08/31/2017


The August 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter for July 2017 is now available!
07/31/2017


The July 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

President Begaye Signs Legislation CJN-34-17 for Summer Youth Funds
07/03/2017

President Begaye signed the following resolution into law on July 1, 2017.  
CJN-34-17:  Approving supplemental funding from the Unreserved, undesignated fund balance in the amount of $2,161,748 for summer youth employment to 110 Navajo Nation Council.
Please make note of amendment 1, which states “The Supplemental Funds shall not be distributed until a Chapter’s current balance for summer youth employment is depleted.”
The resolution can be viewed by clicking HERE.

June 2017 Edition of DCD Newsletter is Here!
06/26/2017


The June 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

PUBLIC HEARING: Amendments to the Navajo Nation Procurement Act – June 14
06/06/2017

PUBLIC HEARING
Amendments to the Navajo Nation
Procurement Act, 12 N.N.C. §§ 301 et. seq.
PURPOSE: The Budget and Finance Subcommittee is considering amendments to the Navajo Nation Procurement Act (NNPA). The Subcommittee would like to hear concerns and proposed amendments to the NNPA.
WHEN: June 14, 2017 at 9 am-12 pm
WHERE: Navajo Nation Museum Auditorium- Window Rock, Arizona
PROTOCOL: Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments, but please note that during the public hearing, Navajo Nation Divisions and Chapters will be provided preference to provide comments as they work often with the NNPA. To ensure that the Subcommittee considers all concerns and proposed amendments, the hearing protocol will be as follows:

  • •  Each Division, Chapter or business should select one (1) Representative who will verbally outline the concern and proposed amendment;
  • •  Each Representative shall have a total of five (5) minutes.
  • •  It is strongly encouraged that the Division/Chapter/Business provides, in writing, their concerns and proposed amendments to the NNPA. This written document should reflect the name of the Division/Chapter/Business, Representatives’ name, telephone number and email address.
  • •  In outlining the concerns, it is requested that the Representative outline why the Division/Chapter/Business has a concern and what example or situation arose.

HANDOUTS (click on the links to download): The Subcommittee provides the following handouts for review:

Note: Because there will be limited handouts at the Public Hearing, please bring the above-mentioned handouts

May 2017 DCD Newsletter Hot Off The Press!
05/31/2017


The May 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

April Issue of the DCD Newsletter is Out!
04/21/2017


The April 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Community Housing Infrastructure Department Housing Improvement Program Application
03/29/2017


The Housing Improvement Program (HIP) is a federally funded program by P.L. 93-638 contracts.
The program assists very-low income individual(s) and families with housing assistance who meets
the eligibility requirements outlined in the 25 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 256. The eligible
applicants are ranked in order of need, from highest to lowest, based on the total numeric priority
ranking points. Application intake starts in March ends September 30.

You can download an application Here—–> HIP Application 2017

March Edition of DCD Newsletter is out!
03/28/2017


The March 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter for February 2017 is available now
02/28/2017


The February 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.
First edition of DCD Newsletter for 2017 is now available!
01/26/2017


The January 2017 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

DCD Newsletter for December is now available!
12/29/2016


The December edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Community Development Block Grant FY 2017 Funding Deadline
11/28/2016
BULLETIN Announcement
Community Development Block Grant/CHID
FY-2017 ICDBG FUNDING DEADLINE
The proposal submission deadline is December 02, 2016 at 5pm. Proposal can be submitted to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program main office in Window Rock, Arizona or clocked in at local Administrative Service Center office to ensure proposal is received by 5pm. Proposal needs to be logged in on or before the deadline date and time. If mailed, it needs to be post marked no later than the deadline date. Refer to CHID/CDBG website for the program requirements at www.nnchid.org
The Program provides an opportunity to the Navajo Nation chapters to submit a proposal for funding consideration. The underlying objective is to increase public knowledge and participation in accordance to 24 CRF 1003.604 – Citizen Participation.
The Program strongly encourages chapter involvement through partnership efforts and acquisition of resources in order to address community development needs.
The CDBG Program is located on the second floor, southwest corner of the Administration Building No. 2 in Window Rock, Arizona. The office phone number is (928) 871-6564. The postal service address is: P.O. Box 2365, Window Rock, Az., 86515. The CDBG staff directory can be viewed on DCD website: www.nndcd.org
If there are questions, please contact the CDBG office.
The CDBG Program wishes everyone prosperous and joyous Happy Holidays.

DCD Newsletter for November 2016 Hot Off the Press!
11/14/2016


The November edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Amended Plan of Operation for DCD Including New Plan of Operation for CPMD
10/31/2016


On October 25, 2016, the Resources and Development Committee approved amendments to DCD’s plan of operation to include changes to the DCD master plan of operation, changes to CHID and ASC plan of operation, approving the new CPMD plan of operation, and rescinding plans of operation for CIO, DES, and SWMP.  The amended plan of operation is available at the following LINK.

Public Hearing Notice for FY 2017 ICDBG funding round
10/19/2016

BULLETIN Announcement
Community Development Block Grant/CHID
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
                                     
Please be informed of the Public Hearing that is scheduled by the Navajo Nation Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program at the following locations: (for flyer —-> CLICK HERE)
 LOCATION                             TIME                            DATE                          

Crownpoint Chapter                  9:00 a.m.                      October 24, 2016
Tuba City AML Conf. Room       9:00 a.m.                      October 25, 2016
Chinle Chapter                          9:00 a.m.                      October 26, 2016         
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to inform the general public and Chapter communities of the proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Indian Community Development Block Grant application and program information as provided through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in accordance to Citizen Participation requirements at 24 CFR 1003.604. 
Information to be presented at the hearings will include:

  1. Purpose and requirements of the CDBG Program.
  1. Amounts of Indian CDBG funds available for proposed community Development activities and range of activities that may be undertaken.
  1. Provide residents the opportunity to participate in the process.
  1. Opportunity to review and comment on the program performance of active grants.

The Navajo Nation Weatherization Assistance and Housing Improvement Programs will take part in the hearing.
If there are any questions, please contact our CDBG office at:
Community Development Block Grant Program
Community Housing & Infrastructure Department
Division of Community Development
P.O. Box 2365
Window Rock, Arizona  86515
(928) 871-6564
NOTE: For Public Hearing materials go to website: www.nnchid.org

October edition of DCD Newsletter available
10/17/2016


The October edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  The DCD Newsletter is published monthly and provides information relevant to DCD, chapters, and Navajo Nation employees.
To view the newsletter, please click HERE.

Sexual Harassment Training Powerpoint Presentation
10/05/2016

Here is the powerpoint presentation for the sexual harassment training being provided to DCD employees and chapters.
NOTE: This is a large file (300mb+).  Without fast Internet access, this could take a long time to download.  This is due to the numerous videos embedded in the powerpoint.
Full Powerpoint is available HERE.

DCD Newsletter for September 2016 is out!
09/14/2016


The September 2016 edition of the DCD Newsletter is available HERE.


Notice of Community Development Block Grant Block Grant Office Closure
08/24/2016
August 24, 2016
CDBG ADMINISTRATION
928.871.6564

Notice of Community Development Block Grant Block Grant Office Closure
Window Rock, Arizona – The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) would like to inform the public and Navajo Nation about its office closure from Monday, August 29, through Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The CDBG Program staff will be attending a strategic planning session and the office will resume on Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
The CDBG Program apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  For more information regarding this closure please call our office at (928) 871-6564.

DCD Newsletter for August 2016 is now available
08/10/2016
The August 2016 edition of the the DCD Newsletter is now available HERE.

Navajo Nation FY17 Chapter Annual Budgets
07/18/2016


Please click on the picture link to see the Navajo Nation Annual Budgets for Fiscal Year 17. 

July 2016 Edition of DCD Newsletter Available Now!
07/12/2016
The July 2016 Edition of the DCD Newsletter is available now at the following LINK.


CDBG Project Coordination Meeting to be held at Fire Rock Casino Conf. Room – July 7-8, 2016
06/27/2016
BULLETIN Announcement
Community Development Block Grant/CHID
Project Coordination Meeting
The Community Development Block Grant Program has scheduled a Project Coordination meeting on Thursday and Friday, July 07-08, 2016 at Fire Rock Casino conference room for 13 Chapters which received FY’2015 Indian CDBG and Unreserved Undesignated Fund Balance (UUFB) funding.  Many Farms Chapter is the only waterline and the remaining are powerline projects. The Program requests participation from the chapters mentioned in the attachment to attend this important discussion.                                
The purpose is to meet with Utility Companies and Chapter Representatives to discuss the following topics:

  • Implementation process
  • Administrative requirements
  • Project implementation schedules
  • Project monitoring and coordination
  • Housewiring status

The objective is to complete the projects in a timely manner and within budget successfully. See attached Off Reservation Travel memo and agenda. We look forward to seeing you there.
The CDBG Office is located on the second floor, Southwest corner of Administration Building #2. The CDBG staff directory can be viewed on DCD website: www.nndcd.org
If there are questions, please contact the CDBG Office at (928) 871-6564.
Click HERE or on the image to see the attachment.

June 2016 edition of DCD Newsletter released
06/09/2016


The June 2016 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available for viewing or downloading at this LINK.

DCD Newsletter for May 2016 is now available
05/05/2016


The May 2016 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available HERE.

DCD Newsletter for April 2016 is out!
04/11/2016


The April 2016 edition of the DCD Newsletter is available HERE.  


It is also available in the Documents section.

OPVP Takes Steps toward Addressing a Solid Waste Management Plan for the Nation
04/05/2016

MARCH 5, 2016
OPVP TAKES STEPS TOWARD 

WINDOW ROCK-Representatives from Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC, met with President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez to discuss a Navajo Nation Solid Waste Management Plan.
A comprehensive solid waste management plan is needed for the Navajo Nation, said Vice President Nez, to transition from waste disposal to recycling. The Zia Consultants outlined steps of implementation they wanted to address with the Office of the President and Vice President along with attending staff from Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice and the Division of Community Development.  MORE….

2016 Navajo Chapters Technology Conference
02/24/2016


We want to welcome all Navajo Chapter Staff & Officials to attend the 2016 DCD Chapter Technology Conference.  The conference will be held on March 22-24, 2016 at the San Juan College campus in Farmington, NM.  We have invited many interesting and useful presentations from partners like Google, U.S. Census Bureau, Castillo Technologies, Interlinx, Americas, NN Rural Addressing, and many more.  We will also have interactive sessions with different technology vendors and Navajo Nation departments.  There will be drawings for prizes with grand prize drawings on the final day. We hope to see you there in March! 
 Click on the document for downloading and printing – Agenda is in Draft form
Sign In sheets are in the Google Folder – Click on the banner below to access the sign in sheets- 

Information Regarding Outside Counsel Announcement
02/12/2016


Navajo Nation Office of the Attorney General Announcement
Pursuant to 2 N.N.C 1964(c) “no division, program, chapter, enterprise, or other entity of the Navajo Nation Government shall retain or employ legal counsel except as may be approved by the Attorney General.” … See Memo
Click the link to download and print the following memorandum from NNOAG

 

CDBG Proposal Submission Deadline Extended to Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5pm
01/12/2016

BULLETIN Announcement
Community Development Block Grant/CHID
FY-2016 ICDBG FUNDING CYCLE
The proposal submission deadline is extended to Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 5pm because the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program which is located at the Administration Building No. 2 in Window Rock, Arizona, will be closed on Friday, January 15, 2016 for critical maintenance work.
Proposal can be submitted to the CDBG main office in Window Rock, Arizona or clocked in at local Administrative Service Center office to ensure proposal is received by 5pm. Proposal needs to be logged in on or before the deadline date and time. If mailed, it needs to be post marked no later than the deadline date. The program has limited funds to provide photo copying. The Refer to CHID/CDBG website for the program requirements at www.nnchid.org
Please make your own copies of your proposal before you submit. The program does not have the funds to provide photo copying.
The CDBG office is located on the second floor, southwest corner of Administration Building 2. The office phone number is (928) 871-6564. The CDBG staff directory can be viewed on DCD website: www.nndcd.org
If there are questions, please contact the CDBG office.
                                                                                                            
Local Governance Act Reform Public Education
01/11/2016


The Navajo Nation Title 26 Task Force invites you to an educational session on the purpose and an proposed plans of the task force. Agenda Includes: Title 26 Revisions & the Proposed Chapter Regional Governments Click on the picture to download PDF version. 

CDBG Proposal Deadline is January 15, 2016
12/23/2015

BULLETIN Announcement
Community Development Block Grant/CHID
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program has moved back into the Administration Building No. 2 in Window Rock, Arizona. The CDBG office is located on the second floor, southwest corner and the office phone number is (928) 871-6564. The CDBG staff directory can be viewed on DCD website: www.nndcd.org
The proposal submission deadline is January 15, 2016 at 5pm. Proposal can be submitted to the CDBG main office in Window Rock, Arizona or clocked in at local Administrative Service Center office to ensure proposal is received by 5pm. Proposal needs to be logged in on or before the deadline date and time. If mailed, it needs to be post marked no later than the deadline date. Refer to CHID/CDBG website for the program requirements at www.nnchid.org
The CDBG program provides an opportunity to the Navajo Nation chapters to submit a proposal for funding consideration. The underlying objective is to increase public knowledge and participation in accordance with 24 CFR 1003.604 – Citizen Participation.
The program strongly encourages chapter involvement through partnership efforts and acquisition of resources in order to address community development needs.
If there are questions, please contact the CDBG office.
The CDBG Program wishes everyone Happy Holidays and a prosperous and joyous New Year.

Partnership To Rural Addressing Addressing Conference
12/21/2015


The Summit is to provide information to the Navajo Nation Chapters, Navajo Government leadership, the surrounding counties, and the general public about the Navajo Nation Rural Addressing and its role in the public safety, voter registration and in the electoral processes.
The Navajo Nation council endorsed the E9-1-1 standards through a resolution supporting all 110 chapters to initiate rural addressing. 
The Summit topics: Overview of Rural Addressing & Existing Partnership between the Navajo Nation & Apache County; Rural Addressing; Street File; Role & Responsibilities of LRAC (Local Rural Addressing Committee) ; Field Data Collection Process; ID Potential Address Points & ID Road/Street naming within the local communities. 
Feature Presentations: Local Rural Addressing Within the Navajo Nation chapters; Future vision for rural addressing and its vital role in public safety & the electoral processes; what are the future plans fo rht epartnershipt o rural addressing for the Navajo Nation and the counties
Online registration per person please, There will also be an optional $5/plate collected at the registration table for those that want to have the luncheon. Thank You!
On Site Registration is available. 
Please see this folder for all documents ———> HERE

The Division of Community Development MOVED in
11/19/2015


The Division of Community Development has moved into Administration Building #2 2nd Floor South.  Staff Phone numbers are available on our site. Check the About US DCD Staff Directory for complete phone numbers. Happy Holidays!  

2016 Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing
10/27/2015


The CDBG program will be conducting public hearings that are geared toward increasing public knowledge and pubic participation in the Indian CDBG application process throughout the Navajo Nation. The schedules are posted in this Public Hearing Announcement

Navajo Nation Addressing Authority – Home Addresses On Navajo Nation Are Rare, Officials Working To Change That
10/16/2015


Two full time employees staff the Navajo Nation Rural Addressing Authority. The agency also works with temporary employees when funding allows.
Imagine trying to find a house when your directions sound like this: when the pavement ends, drive one mile and turn left at the bus stop then we’re the third house on the right. On the Navajo Nation, this scenario is common — having a real, physical address is pretty rare. More …Outside News Story

September DCD Newsletter Released
09/14/2015

The September 2015 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available for download by clicking HERE.

US Army Corps of Engineers Informational Meeting Leupp, AZ
08/23/2015
US  Army Corps of Engineers Informational Meeting 
Date: 27 August 2015
Time: 10:00 MDT
Location: Tooh Dineh Industries (TDI)
Conference Meeting Room, Leupp,
Arizona

See Flyer —–> Here

Chapter Gaming Fund Distribution Policies and Allocations
08/19/2015
The Budget and Finance Committee approved ways to allocate funds from the Gaming Revenues received from the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. In accordance with 5 NNC § 2008, and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the revenues must be used for specified purposes. To ensure this, the Navajo Nation Gaming Net Revenue Distribution Policies have been developed and approved by the Budget and Finance Committee in BFMY-15-15. In accordance with BFF-05-13, the chapters have been appropriated $20,241.50 per non-host chapter, andThe Budget and Finance Committee approved ways to allocate funds from the Gaming Revenues received from the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. In accordance with 5 NNC § 2008, and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the revenues must be used for specified purposes. To ensure this, the Navajo Nation Gaming Net Revenue Distribution Policies have been developed and approved by the Budget and Finance Committee in BFMY-15-15. In accordance with BFF-05-13, the chapters have been appropriated $20,241.50 per non-host chapter, andThe Budget and Finance Committee approved ways to allocate funds from the Gaming Revenues received from the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise. In accordance with 5 NNC § 2008, and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the revenues must be used for specified purposes. To ensure this, the Navajo Nation Gaming Net Revenue Distribution Policies have been developed and approved by the Budget and Finance Committee in BFMY-15-15. In accordance with BFF-05-13, the chapters have been appropriated $20,241.50 per non-host chapter, and more…

NAVAJO NATION Declaration of STATE of EMERGENCY – GOLD KING MINE Silverton, CO
08/12/2015

Eastern Chapters NNCIO 2016 NN-ICIP WORK SESSION Sign In Sheets AVAILABLE
08/12/2015
EASTERN CHAPTERS SIGH IN SHEETS
NAVAJO NATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT OFFICE
2016 NN-ICIP WORK SESSION AND PROJECT UPDATES
AUGUST 20-21, 2015 – Huerfano Chapter, NM
Please Click here for the Agenda —–> AGENDA

All Chapters Referendum Election
07/17/2015

Please Follow Standard Election Day Procedures in providing Chapters Facilities for the Referendum Elections.  

Flash Flood Watch
07/17/2015


The National Weather Services is monitoring and forecasting exceptional rain for the weekend. Hurricane Delores is near the Baja coast off in Mexico and should bring possible heavy moisture to our region. It is recommended that we review our office facilities and premise of potential floods, erosion and leaks. In local areas, check roadways, roads near arroyos, flood plains and check around your residence and corrals of potential water hazards. Have emergency numbers to police, fire department and medical hospital available for unforeseen incidents. Any announcement of potential hazards within your local area please adhere to all cautions. Notify families and relatives of your travels and anticipated arrival times. Thank you.
Arizona, http://National Weather Service – NWS Flagstaff
New Mexico, http://NWS Forecast Office Albuquerque, NM
Utah, http://www.weather.gov/gjt/

New Mexico ICIP Data Input Work Session – June 11-12, 2015
06/09/2015
The Navajo Nation Division of Community Development, CIO, and ASC will be hosting and assisting New Mexico Chapters in finalizing their New Mexico ICIP data input at San Juan College on June 11-12, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  
The work session will be focused on FINALIZING the New Mexico ICIP data input, Therefore it is requested that this be for all New Mexico Chapters CSC ONLY.  The Community Services Coordinators will be inputting and updating the Project Priority Listing(s) into New Mexico ICIP Web, so PLEASE be Prompt.
If you have any questions, please contact Casey Begay @ (505) 371-8463.
You can download the work session documentation HERE.

May 2015 Edition of DCD Newsletter is Posted
05/19/2015
The May 2015 edition of the DCD Newsletter is now available.  
Click HERE to view.

Partnership to Rural Addressing Summit
05/19/2015


All documents for Summit—-> Click Here
Sign-In Sheets —-> Click Here
The summit is to provide information to the Navajo Nation chapters, Navajo Government Leadership, Apache County & the surrounding counties, and the public about the Navajo Nation Rural Addressing Initiative in support of moving to an  E9-1-1 system  Navajo Nation-wide.
The Navajo Nation Council endorsed the E9-1-1 standards through a resolution supporting all 110 chapters to initiate Rural Addressing as the first step towards the  Enhanced 9-1-1 System.
The summit topics: Overview of Rural Addressing & status of existing partnerships; the role & responsibilities of LRAC (Local Rural Addressing Committee); field data collection process: ID potential address points & ID road/street naming. 
Feature presentations: Apache County status of the street file project local Rural Addressing at the Navajo Nation chapters; Navajo Nation’s vision to Rural Addressing; and next steps to Rural Addressing.

DCD Newsletter – April 2015 Edition is Released
04/22/2015


Here’s the link to the April 2015 electronic edition of the DCD Newsletter.  Enjoy.
DCD Newsletter – April 2015

New Mexico Dept of Finance/Local Government Division Off Reservation Travel Request
04/07/2015
The New Mexico Department of Finance/Local Government Division (DFA/LGD), is holding their annual New Mexico ICIP Training Workshops April 8, 2015 and April 9, 2015.
Off Reservation Travel Request

Carl Smith Appointed as New Executive Director for Division of Community Development
03/31/2015


On Monday, March 9, 2015, Navajo Nation Executive Branch Chief of Staff, Mr. Deswood Tome introduced Mr. Carl Smith as the newly appointed Executive Director for Division of Community Development.  Mr. Smith previously served as Executive Staff Assistant in the Office of the President/Vice-President.
Congratulations to Mr. Smith!  DCD looks forward to working with him.

Navajo Nation Community Planning Workshop for Arizona/Utah Chapters at Twin Arrows Casino March 10-12, 2015 (UPDATED 3/16/2015)
03/13/2015
SIGN IN Sheets Available Click Here (You may print only the sheet you need)
The Division of Community Development, Navajo Nation Capital Improvement Office & Administrative Service Centers, and Division of Community Development will be hosting Navajo Nation Community Project Planning for Arizona/ Utah Chapters on March 10-12, 2015 at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, Flagstaff, AZ. 
This workshop is intended for Arizona/Utah Chapter Administrators only. This workshop is to provide cross-training technical assistance, guidance, outreach, and support to the local chapters for their project. See the attached Agenda, Off Reservation Travel, and the Registration 
NN Community Plannning Workshop Agenda
NNCPW Off Rez Travel
NNCPW Registration Form
Tuesday 3/10/15
Wednesday 3/11/15

Navajo Nation Department of Family Services (DFS) now accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance for FY 2015
03/12/2015
The Navajo Nation Division of Social Services, Department of Family Services (DFS) are announcing that they are now accepting applications for Home Energy Assistance for FY2015 at your local General Assistance (GA) office effective March 9th, 2015.  Please see the flyer HERE for more information.

Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grants Available
03/05/2015


The Recycling and Illegal Dumping Grant application is now available. Municipalities, Counties, Solid Waste Authorities, Land Grants, and Pueblos, Tribes and Nations are encouraged to apply for scrap tire abatement, management and education projects; illegal dumping abatement, prevention and education projects; recycling infrastructure and education projects. $900,000 will be granted out this cycle, with $600,000 available for tire projects and $300,000 available for recycling and illegal dumping projects.

Grant applications are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at the Solid Waste Bureau office in Santa Fe. You are strongly encouraged to read the “Grant Instructions” before starting the grant application.

CHANGES: There is now just one application for all three types of projects.  Please make sure you indicate if you are applying for a Tire, Recycling, or Illegal Dumping Grant in the checkbox provided.  Failure to indicate your project type, or indicating the incorrect project type, will result in your application not being scored.

If you have questions, please contact Tim Gray at 505-827-0129http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swb/GrantandLoanPrograms.htm

Navajo Nation Emergency Operations Center Activated
03/03/2015


The Navajo Nation DEM has received a number of reports and requests for assistance in various forms. 

I wanted to take the time to make sure that all chapters have the following Incident Report Form (attached), which can be filled out electronically and sent back or filled out by hand and faxed in. 

The phone numbers here to the NN EOC are 505-371-8415/8416. We will have it manned during regular business hours (M – F/ 8 to 5) unless we need to carry longer hours.

We have DEM staff out in the field conducting assessments. Please continue to keep us updated. We also work closely with NN CHR’s for our high-risk population and NDOT, NTUA and BIA to make sure all major roadways and outages are addressed. Please remind our communities that heavy equipment will sink and make matters worse (I’ve attached last years’ flood picture as an example). The best thing to do is to wait for the mud to dry. The best time for assessments and welfare checks on elderly/high-risk is early in the morning when the ground is still frozen.

We have also received a number of requests for chapters that do not know how to do an Emergency Declaration. For those chapters, I urge you to respond to this email, and I will forward you other chapter declarations that have submitted for this emergency, so you may use them as a reference. We currently are putting together a spreadsheet, like we did in previous disasters to track (Current Conditions, Actions Taken, Needs) and will do the best we can to keep you all updated. Please track all costs. 
(Form is fill in only)
Multipurpose Incident Report Form
DEM Contact List
Thank you to all our CSC’s, Chapter Staff and Leadership. You are doing great work out there. Please take care of each other and yourselves.

-Rose

Rosalita M. Whitehair
Director, Department of Emergency Management
Navajo Nation
P.O. Box 2908
Window Rock, AZ 86515
505-371-8416 EOC
928-871-6892 Office
928-551-4056 Cell

928-309-0001 Work Cell
928-871-7569 Fax

2015 Winter Weather Advisory
02/26/2015


President Shelly urges caution when traveling during winter storm
Storm clouds from the major winter storm scheduled to move in this weekend are beginning to roll into the Navajo Nation. (Photo by Rick Abasta)
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—It’s going to be cold and snowy on parts of the Navajo Nation for the next week as a major winter storm rolls in on Feb. 27.     Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly encourages tribal members to check on the elderly and ensure they are taken care of before hunkering down as the storm hits home….See the following Presidential Advisory

KAB 2015 Dr Pepper Snapple Park Recycling Grant
02/19/2015


Keep America Beautiful has announced the 2015 Dr Pepper Snapple Park Recycling Grant program. Open to local and state government agencies as well as community based organizations, this program awards recycling bins for use in park settings such as neighborhood and urban parks, athletic fields, nature trails and public beaches. 
Applications are begin accepted online now through March 20. 
Those interested in a grant will submit an online proposal requesting a specific number of bins from menu of three styles offered. Applicants will be notified in late April whether a grant has been awarded. Grant recipients will have bins shipped to them in late May or early June 2015. For complete details about the grant program and to apply, visit irecycleonthego.wordpress.com.

Keep America Beautiful-Coca Cola Recycling Bin Grant Announced – Due Feb 27
02/11/2015
Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Company have announced a call for applications for the 2015 Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program, a program designed to expand and support recycling in communities across America. The Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is funded through a $250,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. Grant applications will be available online through Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. All interested parties can visit bingrant.org to apply. 

Since 2007, 542 organizations including schools, local governments, universities and other community groups have received grants providing more than 39,000 recycling bins. With grants distributed across the country, more than 4.5 million people have daily access to bins provided through the program. The 2015 program is expected to award more than 3,500 bins and result in an estimated 1 million pounds of recyclable materials collected during their first year in use. 

“The more recycling bins there are, the easier it becomes to recycle,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “We thank Coca-Cola for its ongoing support to provide bins for convenient access to on-the-go recycling in scores of communities across the nation.”
“Together with Keep America Beautiful, we are working to increase local recycling rates and to encourage environmental sustainability in communities across the country,” said Lori George Billingsley, vice president, community relations, Coca-Cola North America.

Eligible recipients for the 2015 Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program include government agencies, colleges, civic organizations, schools and nonprofit groups. Successful applicants will be notified by KAB in April 2015, at which time KAB will offer guidance, confirm the recipients’ needs, and solidify their bin selection. Suppliers will deliver bins directly to the recipients throughout the summer.

NNCIO New Mexico Projects Management Workshop
01/12/2015
The Navajo Nation Capital Improvement Office New Mexico Chapter Projects Management Workshop will be held in Albuquerque, NM on January 28-30, 2015. 
This workshop is designed specifically for New Mexico Chapter Managers and Chapter Coordinators to focus on project portfolio management and lead agency implementation for chapter projects. Be mindful that this workshop is not designated for Chapter Officials. This meeting is also intended to be designed for project authorization, lead agencies and different stakeholders to become updated on the status of your project, to determine what may or may not be missing and to assist you in understanding the process of project development.
CIO NM Projects Workshop Memo 
CIO New Mexico Projects Workshop Registration 
CIO NM Projects Workshop Agenda 
CIO NM Projects Workshop Off Reservation Travel Memo 
2014 Basic Payroll Tax and End of Year Reporting Workshop
12/22/2014
Workshop Information
Place: Doubletree Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ (1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001)
Date: January 6th-7th (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Please fax in your registration forms if you plan to attend

Tiffany S. Zerangue
Badge# 1000324387
Indian Tribal Governments Specialist
Tax Exempt and Government Entities
Tiffany.Zerangue@irs.gov
(505) 837-5633
(855) 247-5516 fax

For Off Reservation travel please plan in advance and submit your request, budget balance, agenda, cost estimate, expected outcome & accomplishments.

RDC Approves ASC Plan of Operation
07/19/2014
On Thursday, June 26, 2014 the Resources and Development Committee unanimously voted 3-0 approving the Legislation 0139-14, “Amending the Plan of Operation for the Navajo Division of Community Development in N.N.C. §1453 and Approving a Plan of Operation for New Administrative Service Centers which will Replace the Local Governance Support Centers as Part of the Decentralization Project Plan”. 
With the approval of the Administrative Service Centers (ASC) plan of operation, implementation efforts are underway to transition the Local Governance Support Centers to the ASC. The new ASC department has 38 new positions that it will need to fill. DCD is reaching out to the public to pass along the information to Navajos with degrees that want to return to the Navajo Nation and work closely with the 110 chapters to support accounting development, planning capacity, LGA certification, post-LGA-certification, etc.
The following new positions will be opening up in the near future:
Department Manager II
Administrative Assistant
Principal Accountant (2)
Principal Planner (2)
Senior Accountant (16)
Senior Planner (16)

Please check back periodically as DCD will post details of the Job Vacancy Announcements as soon as they are available from Department of Personnel Management. 
2013 Drought Assessment Form
07/17/2014
The 2013 Drought Assessment Form is available at the following link for Chapters. The information submitted on these forms will go to Department of Emergency Management.
Link to 2013 Drought Assessment Form