Aug 24

Please Update Addresses (for you and your kids)

Please Update Addresses

You can find a copy of the W-9 under ‘Forms and Applications’ on this website or by following this link:

CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM FOR PER CAPITA

Thank you

Oct 25

FOOD BANK OPEN

The Food Bank is open to all community members Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

FOOD BANK

For More Information contact:
LaToya Hudson
Desk: 360-374-4284

Nov 21

Notice of Intent to RFP – Governance Training

The Hoh Indian Tribal Business Committee intends to award a single contract to an organization to facilitate Governance Training. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be published and made available for inquiry on or after 12/4/2016 on the Hoh Tribe’s website (http://www.hohtribe-nsn.org). Details of the proposal requirements will be contained in such publication and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Hoh Tribe.
Potential Offerors that may be interested in submitting a proposal can obtain complete information by viewing the Website on or after the publication date
In order to receive a contract award, a vendor must complete and submit all response materials requested in the publication, and must be legally permitted to conduct business in the State of Washington.

Key Information
RFP Issue Date: 12/5/2016
Proposal Due Date/Time: TBA with publication of RFP
Anticipated Contract Award Date: TBA with publication of RFP

Questions not answered in the published RFP may be directed to Executive Director, contact information as follows:

Name: Catherine N. Edwards
Address: Hoh Tribe, PO BOX 2196
City/State/Zip: Forks, WA
Telephone #: 360-374-6501
Email: catherine.edwards@hohtribe-nsn.org

Nov 02

Website Development RFP

HOH INDIAN TRIBE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL &
QUALIFICATIONS (RFP & RFQ)

Website Development

A. Introduction:
We are a small Tribe located 23 miles south of Forks. We have 256 enrolled citizens and half of them under the age of 18. Our reservation has limited broadband, internet and wireless connectivity. One of our strategic goals, is to establish a dynamic, innovative, proactive tribal leadership exercising sovereignty in ways that are effective, efficient, visible, utilizes leading edge technology and is guided by our tribal citizens.

Our organization currently utilizes G-Suite for our business and government communications, and we are seeking to integrate these services within our public facing website. Any and all proposals can and should include details about the applicants experience in leveraging G-Suite (formerly Google Apps for Work) in their website design offerings. For a complete list of technologies currently utilized by our organization, feel free to email it@hohtribe-nsn.org with questions, comments or concerns.

B. Period of Performance

C. Scope of Work: We are looking for a redesign of our website, that we can link to social media and allows us to remain competitive in today’s market. We are looking for simplicity for our end users, who are our Tribal citizens, but we also want to be known for forward thinking, and utilizing cutting edge technology.

 Increase use among our citizens and their children
 Increase site visits
 Increase HR Recruitment processes (tools to track/manage applications online)
 Easy for staff to administer and update
 Linking to Hoh Nation Culture
 Linking to ongoing activities, Tribal Council Meetings and updates
 Intregrated blog with Social Media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr)
 Educates Non-Natives in Hoh Nation, culture, history and present day
 Gets and gains donations (PayPal, Google Payments, Square, or others)
 Responsive layout (WordPress, Square Space, others welcomed)
 Events calendar (using G-Suite Calendars)
 Interactive map (using G-Suite Maps or ArcGIS Online/Portal)

D. Bid Requirements: All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the front of the envelope with:

Proposal must be submitted to the Hoh Tribe in Forks, Washington by 3:00 p.m. (P.D.S.T.) on Friday December 2, 2016.
E. Each Proposal Must Contain the Following Elements:
• Qualifications:
• Rate Schedule:

Oct 17

BIE Scholarships

An Introduction to the Bureau of Indian Education’s
Higher Education Grant Program
The Bureau of Indian Education’s (BIE) Higher Education Grant Program is not an entitlement
program. It is important for you to become familiar with the requirements of the BIE’s Grant program
college admission requirements, as well as your tribe’s eligibility terms and the relationship between
these programs and offices. Completing admission and financial aid packages is time-consuming and
requires your undivided attention to successfully complete them. The information below is intended to
help you understand the resources available to you.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GRANT?
The purpose of the BIE’s Higher Education Grant Program is to provide supplemental financial
assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native scholars entering college who are seeking an
associate or baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT?
Students seeking assistance must comply with the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be a member of, or at least one-quarter degree Indian blood descendent of a member of an
American Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the
United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs because of their status as Indians. See the
Tribal Leaders Directory at the following website:
http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/TribalGovernmentServices/TribalDirectory/index.htm
2. Must be accepted for admission to a nationally accredited institution of higher education which
provides a course of study conferring the Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts or science
degree.
3. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid officer of the collegiate
institution.
WHERE CAN I OBTAIN A GRANT APPLICATION?
The BIE does not award these grants. The grant application is only available from the education officer
of the tribe in which you are affiliated or possess membership. Please call your tribe for more
information. (See the Tribal Leaders Directory at the following website:
http://www.bia.gov/idc/groups/xois/documents/text/idc002652.pdf.
While you are waiting for your application, you should start to request all available financial aid
information from your selected college to be sent to you. Be sure to inform the Financial Aid
Officer that you are an American Indian and will be submitting the grant application along with
2
other financial aid applications. Many colleges know about the BIE’s Grant Program and can refer
you to a knowledgeable counselor. However, be sure to check with your college because not all
colleges will automatically transfer your paperwork. There are still a few colleges and universities that
are not aware of the grants specifically available to American Indians or Alaska Natives.

GRADUATE STUDENT RESOURCES
The BIE administers a grant program through the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) that offers
supplementary financial assistance for students pursuing post-baccalaureate degree programs.
The criteria for a student to apply for a grant are:
1. Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe in the
United States.
2. Pursue a masters or doctorate degree as a full-time student at an accredited graduate school in
the United States.
3. Apply for campus-based financial aid through the federal financial aid process at the college by
June 1st
.
Since 1969, the AIGC has served American Indian graduates in all fields of study. First time
applicants are assessed a non-refundable application fee of $15. Applications must be received
within the AIGC’s required timeframes. Additional information is available from the following
address and telephone number: American Indian Graduate Center, 3701 San Mateo Blvd NE,
Suite 200, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, (505) 881-4584 or toll free at 1-800-628-1920.
Additional information is available on the AIGC website: www.aigcs.org.
LAW STUDENTS
Law students seeking opportunities to enhance their academic success will want to contact the
American Indian Law Center, Inc. This organization conducts an eight-week session to prepare
potential Indian law students for the rigors of law school. There is an emphasis in the development of
skills necessary for success in study habits, legal research and legal writing. This program is primarily
for those students that have been accepted into an accredited institution.
For additional information regarding the program and application process, please contact the American
Indian Law Center, Inc., P.O. Box 4456, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87196 or call (505) 277-5462.
TRIBAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Tribal colleges and universities were founded in recognition of the tremendous importance of
postsecondary education to tribal economic development, cultural preservation and tribal sovereignty.
These institutions represent the most significant and successful development in American Indian
education history. There are over 30 tribal colleges and universities in the United States educating
over 26,000 American Indian students that represent over 200 American Indian tribes. Additional
information about these institutions can be found by contacting them directly.

Sep 23

RFP – Trainer – Trauma Informed Care

Hoh Indian Tribe
Request for Proposals for
Trauma Informed Care Trainer

Background

The Hoh Tribe is seeking proposals from organizations and entities, with trainers who will conduct a 2 day workshop on Trauma Informed Care. Participants of this workshop will be all Hoh Tribe Family Service staff, Tribal Law Enforcement, and Tribal Court Staff; it will also be open and available for other tribe’s to participate in. This is an effort to increase and improve knowledge and skills for staff and community.

SAMSHA says individual trauma results from an event series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on their functioning and physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. SAMSHA defines a “trauma informed care” approach as a program, organization or system that is trauma-informed realizing the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for healing; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in staff, clients and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, practices and settings.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from various candidate organizations, or entities to provide this training.

DIRECTIONS FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE INSTRUCTORS

In your response, please tell us about your training, how it meets SAMSHA’s criteria and include the cost for a 2 day workshop. Please tell us how your training will meet our needs and grow our staff as we strive to build resiliency of our youth and families. Describe your experience in providing this type of training. Please provide a timeline outlining key activities for this 4-5 day project, including curriculum, pre and post instruction. Include a current resume, references from no less than 3 professionals/ past clients who can verify your experience. Include your fee structure.

All proposals must be submitted to
Bobbyjoe Ashue
Youth Services Assistant
Hoh Indian Tribe
P.O. Box 2196, Forks, WA 98331
Work #: (360) 374-6582 Ext. 5029
Cell #: (360) 780-0607
Fax #: (360) 374-5426
E-Mail: bobbyjoe.ashue@hohtribe-nsn.org

By: October 14, 2016

Sep 21

RFP Construct Playground

Hoh Indian Tribe
Request for Proposals
Construction and Installation of Playground Equipment

I. Hoh Indian Tribe
The Hoh Indian Tribe (“Tribe” or “Hoh Tribe”) is located in western Washington State in Jefferson County, 28 miles south of Forks, Washington

II. Scope of Work
This project consists of the installation of a playground system including fall zone material. Work is to include the installation of Cedar works playground as well as the installation of commercial grade playground equipment, anchors, equipment footings, drainage materials, landing mats and fall zone material, weed block paper, landscape boarder,
Task Responsibility:
1. Site preparation, excavation and grading
2. Drainage System Installation
3. Concrete retaining border
4. Playground Equipment Siting, Layout, Design, Supply, and Install
5. Safety Surfacing Supply and Install
6. Site Restoration- minor landscaping, seeding, repairs, etc.
8. Park Furniture supply and installation

III. Period of Performance

IV. Compensation
All proposals must include a proposed method and rate of compensation.
The proposer certifies that the proposal has arrived at independently and has been submitted without any collusion designed to limit competition. The proposer further certifies that the materials, products, services and/or goods offered herein meet all requirements of the stated specifications and are equal in quality, value and performance with highest quality, nationally advertised brand and/or trade names.

V. Minimum Qualifications
a. License, bonded and insured.
b. Native American Preference Applies.

VI. Proposal Requirements

VII. The Hoh Indian Tribe requests the following to be submitted with the proposal:
1. A covering letter signed by an authorized representative of the company outlining the intent of the response and stating that the information contained in the response accurately describes the services to be provided. The response must also guarantee that all quoted prices will be honored for a minimum of ninety (90) days from the closing date.
2. A description of the Contractor’s organization, size, and services provided areas of expertise, length of time in operation and number of playgrounds completed must be addressed.
3. Three valid references must also be provided. If there are special concerns or restrictions on the Hoh Tribe’s use of the reference, these concerns should be addressed in the proposal.
4. A detailed listing, with descriptions, of successfully completed projects that demonstrate the Proponent’s experience with providing the types of services required by this RFP.
5. A description of who will install the playground, including the name of the lead hand and a description of past project experience.
6. Proponents may provide any additional comments about their experience, capacity, and resources which they feel would be informative and beneficial to Hoh Tribe.
7. Complete price sheet breakdown.
8. Submit optional pricing (if required).
9. All or any product warranties.
10. All or any product maintenance, service considerations and/or inspection schedules.
11. Submit photos to scale, detailed playground siting and equipment layout, “3D” rendering presentation, and list of all playground specifications, features and components.
12. Submit detailed site plans and technical drawings to enable the design of curbing and drainage system.

All proposals must be submitted to the
Hoh Tribe
P O Box 2196
Forks WA 98331
Or via or email to catherine.edwards@hohtribe-nsn.org by.

Jul 19

Hoh Tribe Scholarship Program

Scholarship Program

Higher education is important for our survival as a sovereign nation. It is the weapon of today that ensures our future – once we armed with an education, we become stronger as a Nation. To support our vision and achieve our vision higher education is crucial. With this in mind our Higher Education program provides supplemental financial aid in the form of scholarships, $350 for part-time students and $700, for full-time students.

We receive funding annually from the Bureau of Indian Education, an extremely small amount of funding, so to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of these funds we have agreed upon the scholarships amount above. We will write a check in the student’s name and they can pay tuition and/or books and fees out of the money they receive.

Recognizing that our Higher Education funding is supplemental in nature, tribal citizens are encouraged and expected to take advantage of institution sponsored financial aid programs and other sources of funding to assist with college costs.

Our Higher Education funds are not an entitlement nor are they a general welfare program anyone wishing to participate must meet the application requirements and provide all necessary documentation. Award consideration is based on the availability of funds, dates of receipt, completion of application.
Students will need to file a FAFSA, seek additional grants and scholarships, and provide proof that you have done so.

Eligibility:
 An enrolled Chalaat citizen
 Proof of enrollment in an accredited institution of higher learning
 FAFSA
Applicant files containing the following will be considered for an award:
 Completed College Student Assistance Application
 Official high school, college transcripts or GED scores whichever is most recent indicating a 2.0 GPA or better.
 Verification of Tribal Citizenship
 Letter of Admission/Acceptance from college/university student is attending
 Any other documentation/verification as requested.
 A Personal Essay

Jul 19

Notice of Intent to RFP – Website Design

The Hoh Indian Tribal Business Committee intends to award a single contract to Website Design. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be published and made available for inquiry on or after 8/3/2016 on the Hoh Tribe’s website (http://www.hohtribe-nsn.org). Details of the proposal requirements will be contained in such publication and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Hoh Tribe.
Potential Offerors that may be interested in submitting a proposal can obtain complete information by viewing the Website on or after the publication date
In order to receive a contract award, a vendor must complete and submit all response materials requested in the publication, and must be legally permitted to conduct business in the State of Washington.
Key Information
RFP Issue Date: 8/3/2016
Proposal Due Date/Time: TBA with publication of RFP
Anticipated Contract Award Date: TBA with publication of RFP
Questions not answered in the published RFP may be directed to Executive Director, contact information as follows:
Name: Catherine N. Edwards
Address: Hoh Tribe, PO BOX 2196
City/State/Zip: Forks, WA
Telephone #: 360-780-0412
Email: catherine.edwards@hohtribe-nsn.org

May 19

Court Survey

To the Hoh Community,

There’s a Hoh Tribal Court Assessment taking place this month. The purpose of the assessment is to identify gaps in the court’s operations and suggest recommendations for improving the Hoh Tribal Court so additional BIA funding can be obtained. My consulting firm, Court Consultant, was at the courthouse May 10th to 13th interviewing justice system members, reviewing case files, and observing court. We would also like to hear the community’s opinion of the Hoh Tribal Court. If you double-click on the link below, it will take you to a 10-question survey; the 10th question allows you to add whatever comment you would like. Your opinions are anonymous and confidential. The survey will be available until May 31st.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WB75VLX

If double-clicking doesn’t work, please paste the line into your browser window and press RETURN or ENTER.

Thank You! Tribal Court and the Business Committee appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Mar 08

Notice for RFP for Tribal Prosecutor

The Hoh Indian Tribal Business Committee intends to award a single contract to a Prosecutor. A Request for Proposals (RFP) will be published and made available for inquiry on or after March 23, 2016 on the Hoh Tribe’s website (http://www.hohtribe-nsn.org). Details of the proposal requirements will be contained in such publication and are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Hoh Tribe.
Potential Offerors that may be interested in submitting a proposal can obtain complete information by viewing the Website on or after the publication date
In order to receive a contract award, a vendor must complete and submit all response materials requested in the publication, and must be legally permitted to conduct business in the State of Washington.
Key Information
RFP Issue Date: 3/23/2016
Proposal Due Date/Time: TBA with publication of RFP
Anticipated Contract Award Date: TBA with publication of RFP
Questions not answered in the published RFP may be directed to Executive Director, contact information as follows:
Name: Catherine N. Edwards
Address: Hoh Tribe, PO BOX 2196
City/State/Zip: Forks, WA
Telephone #: 360-374-6501
Email: Catherine.edwards@hohtribe-nsn.org

Feb 23

Youth Focus Group Reschedule

The final youth focus group will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm. The focus group is intended Tribal Members between the 7th Grade and 24 years old. Please join us and if you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Cress at 360-374-5423.

Thank you!

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