Infrastructure is the backbone of any community and is necessary for everything from housing to business development to schools. However, financing infrastructure rarely comes from a single source. It can take a complex array of resources to develop water/sewer, roads, and utilities. Timing funding with the phases of development is critical. This workshop will demystify infrastructure development and funding and identify different strategies for accessing resources. It is anticipated that attendees will: 1. Acquire a knowledge base that will facilitate the preparation or improvement of a long-term development plan to maximize available funding sources to achieve tribal community development priorities. 2. Understand key finance tools, the criteria for the various funding sources and strategies for preparing successful grant applications. 3. Identify tribal legal infrastructure, including ordinances, that should be adopted to support development.
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