2017 CDFI Institute Wrap-Up and Appropriations Update

Last week, the 23rd Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Institute was held in our nation’s capital. The event, hosted by the CDFI Coalition, drew nearly 200 attendees, including community development stakeholders from around the nation. Congressman French Hill (R-AR), CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan, Senior Treasury Department staff and panels of CDFI experts participated in the Institute. CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan gave remarks at […]

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Connecting with Local CDFIs: Coalition Chair Visits Native CDFIs

By James R. Klein, CDFI Coalition Chair “Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.” ― Emily Dickinson Dickinson’s quote points out a fairly well known principle that is oft forgotten, or at least overlooked. We miss a lot of good things by not attempting to do them. As Chair of the CDFI Coalition Board, I’ve taken this little life lesson to […]

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Chairman’s Letter to the Membership

As we begin to stretch into 2016, I have recovered from its newness and have begun to process and project where we’ve been and where we can go. I was pleased and encouraged by this year’s CDFI Institute’s focus on “Planning the Future of CDFIs”.  The sessions were a great conversation on the past and future of the industry and presented pragmatic insight that challenged […]

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CDFI Fund Announces FY 2015 CDFI Program Awards

CDFI Fund Announces FY 2015 CDFI Program Awards

U.S. Treasury Awards More Than $200 Million to CDFIs to Spur Economic Growth in Low-Income Urban, Rural, and Native Communities Awards through the CDFI Program and NACA Program support CDFI lending and investment nationwide September 10, 2015 Washington – The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 195 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) $202 million in grants and loans today through the […]

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CDFI Fund to Hold National Listening Tour

CDFI Fund to Hold National Listening Tour

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced a national listening tour to solicit public opinion regarding a new strategic framework for the CDFI Fund. Intended to foster discussion and engagement among local community development leaders and practitioners, the listening tour will be co-hosted by CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan alongside the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal […]

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CDFI 20th Anniversary Report

CDFI 20th Anniversary Report

20th Anniversary Report highlights CDFI Coalition’s Record of Achievement CDFIs Provided Financing to Over 6,500 businesses and Created 35,000 Jobs in 2013 Washington, D.C.— 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the first Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Institute, which will be held in our nation’s capital today and tomorrow. The event, hosted by the CDFI Coalition, will draw community development stakeholders from across the country. […]

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Appropriations Cardinals Urge Budget Conference to Provide Topline for the Completion of Funding Bills

Appropriations Cardinals Urge Budget Conference to Provide Topline for the Completion of Funding Bills

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers, along with all 12 Chairs of the Appropriations Subcommittees, sent a letter today to the leaders of the Budget Conference Committee, urging them to come to viva video app download an agreement quickly on topline spending levels for annual funding bills. Read the letter

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CDFI Fund Announces Opening of FY 2014 Round of FA and TA Programs

CDFI Fund Announces Opening of FY 2014 Round of FA and TA Programs

The CDFI Fund today announced the opening of its FY 2014 funding round for Financial Assistance (FA) and Technical Assistance Awards. While Congress has not yet finalized work on the FY 2014 budget including appropriations for the CDFI Fund, the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) released today is based on the President’s FY 2014 Budget which requested $191 million for FA and TA to be […]

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Strong Senate Support for the President’s FY ‘14 CDFI Fund Budget Request

Strong Senate Support for the President’s FY ‘14 CDFI Fund Budget Request

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and eighteen of his Senate colleagues signed a letter to the Senate Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Committee today asking that $224.9 be provided for the CDFI Fund in the Fiscal 2014 Appropriations bill. The letter was submitted to the Appropriations Committee today with the following Senators signed on: Menendez (D-NJ); Gillibrand (D-NY); Schumer (D-NY); King (I-ME); Sanders (I-VT); Hagan […]

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