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Native CDFI Network (NCN) COVID-19 Letter

Press release | March 18, 2020The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
United States Senate
U.S. Capitol Building, Room: S-230
Washington, DC 20510The Honorable Charles Schumer
Minority Leader
United States Senate
Hart Senate Office Building, Room: 419
Washington, DC 20515The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
United States House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building, Room: H-232
Washington, DC 20515The Honorable Kevin McCarthy
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Capitol Building, Room: H-204
Washington, DC 20515Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy:

On behalf of the Native CDFI Network (NCN), we write to urge you to consider and include emergency funds for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in legislation promoting economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. CDFIs play a crucial role in providing access to capital for working-class individuals and small businesses across the US.

Office Administrative Assistant

Date: March 13, 2020

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is searching for an Office Administrative Assistant to join our organization. NAAF is a private charitable trust with the mission to provide grants benefiting Native American farmers and ranchers. The Office Administrative Assistant will play an important role in assisting with the needs of the NAAF office and will assist in providing additional support to all staff. This position requires someone with a passion for and commitment to the mission and core values of NAAF, which is to serve the needs of Native farmers and ranchers through grantmaking and educational and charitable activities.

Communications Officer

Date: March 13, 2020

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) Communications Officer plans and conducts internal and external communication, public relations, outreach, and media affairs activities on behalf of the NAAF organization. The incumbent must establish and maintain a deep understanding of NAAF’s mission and strategic issues, respond to questions related to them appropriately, anticipate and be prepared to mitigate inaccurate or negative public media narratives, and prepare NAAF leaders for engaging with the media and other public stakeholders. The Communications Officer builds, ensures the quality of, and delivers effective communication products advancing awareness of the NAAF organization.

COVID-19 Statement


The Native American Agriculture Fund finds it important to communicate with our stakeholders in the midst of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. First and foremost, we hold the wellbeing of our communities as the highest priority and urge all to take public health precautions.

Trump signs Ag Appropriations Bill with appropriation for funding to support American Indian students

Press release | December 26, 2019

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Dec. 26, 2019 – President Donald Trump signed the 2020 Agriculture
Appropriations Bill, Friday, with a historic provision that will provide full funding to support
American Indian students seeking the benefits of higher education. The bill passed both the
House and the Senate prior to Trump signing.

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