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USDA Broadband ReConnect Program Webinar FY2022 Overview and Q&A for Tribal Applicants

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

The USDA Rural Development Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will be hosting a ReConnect Program Overview and Q&A webinar for Tribal applicants. The webinar will provide an overview of the ReConnect Program, highlight resources and key considerations for tribal applicants, and allow ample time for questions and answers.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 2nd from 2:00PM to 3:30PM Eastern. Register here!

The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without sufficient access to broadband. To learn more about the ReConnect Program, please visit https://www.usda.gov/reconnect.

Contact

Please submit any ReConnect questions using the Contact Us Form on the ReConnect website

Details

Date:
February 2
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Website:
https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_OcycWAzJTiOSKxYdRofZEQ

Venue

Virtual

Agenda

Thursday, August 4

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Agenda

Wednesday, August 3

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Agenda

Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm
Break

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates

 

Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)