In 2010, FirstPic, Inc. was awarded a three-year contract to provide ongoing training to grantees and other interested parties on the applicable laws, regulations, and programmatic and functional processes associated with the IHBG program under NAHASDA and its implementing regulations. Changes in the law and corresponding regulations, combined with a high personnel turnover rate, make continuous training imperative to tribal housing staff.
Under this contract, FirstPic, Inc. planned, managed, and implemented over 60 trainings throughout the United States in the following subject areas:
- NAHASDA Essentials
- The Indian Housing Plan (IHP)/The Annual Performance Report (APR)
- Environmental Review
- Procurement Training
- Tribal Actions to Encourage Private Investment
- Construction Administration
Due to regulatory changes, the materials for all sessions were continually developed or updated.