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CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Opportunity Zones
March 8, June 27, August 22, and October 24, 2019
2:00 PM Eastern

-Overview

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Opportunity Zones is an exclusive, four-part online offering that will convene finance experts, federal agencies, and local development finance practitioners to discuss how federal financing tools can be used to leverage the Opportunity Zones incentive. The series will highlight the variety of ways federal grants, loans, guarantees and credit enhancements can be used to attract greater investment in Opportunity Zones, with a particular emphasis on rural development, infrastructure projects, affordable housing, environmental remediation and small business development.


Federal agencies are actively considering ways they can support projects in Opportunity Zones and encourage Opportunity Fund investments into the most highly distressed areas around the country. CDFA is working hand-in-hand with many of these agencies as they consider the shape and scale of their involvement with Opportunity Zones, and CDFA encourages all stakeholders to participate in the webinars and bring project questions and ideas to our expert panelists.

§ Opportunity Zones and Rural Development featuring USDA and EPA
§ Opportunity Zones and Affordable Housing featuring HUD and USDA
§ Opportunity Zones and Transportation featuring DOT and EDA
§ Opportunity Zones and Small Business Development featuring SBA and EDA

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Opportunity Zones is a 4-part offering available throughout the year. Those interested in attending the series can register for individual webinars or the full webinar series as a package deal. CDFA recommends registering for the full webinar series initially to take advantage of the best available pricing. Webinars will be recorded and made available to all registered participants.

-Agenda

Friday, March 8, 2019

Fri 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Opportunity Zones and Rural Development featuring USDA and EPA
In this webinar, financing experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency will provide a throrough overview of how financing and grant programs can leverage investments into Opportunity Zones. CDFA will center the discussion around USDA Rural Development programs and EPA water and brownfield financing programs.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thu 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Opportunity Zones and Affordable Housing featuring HUD and USDA
In this webinar, financing experts from the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture will be on hand to provide an outline of how their respective financing and grant programs can drive investments into Opportunity Zones. CDFA will center the discussion around USDA Rural Development programs and HUD programs within the office of Community Planning and Development.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thu 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Opportunity Zones and Transportation featuring DOT and EDA
In this webinar, CDFA will convene financing experts from the Department of Transportation and Economic Development Administration to discuss how their respective financing and grant programs can incentivize Opportunity Fund investments into Opportunity Zones. CDFA will center the discussion around programs offered through DOT's Build America Bureau and Federal Highway Administion, as well as funding programs offered by the EDA

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thu 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Opportunity Zones and Small Business featuring SBA and EDA
In this webinar, CDFA will convene financing experts from the Small Business Administration and Economic Development Administration to discuss how their respective financing and grant programs can leverage Opportunity Fund investments in Opportunity Zones. CDFA will center the discussion around SBA 504 and 7(a) Loan programs, as well as the funding programs offered by the EDA

-Location

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Opportunity Zones will take place on the web through GoToWebinar, an online distance learning software. The webinars will take place on March 8, June 27, August 22, and October 24, 2019 from 2:00-3:30pm (Eastern). You must have access to a computer and phone to attend the webinars.

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterwards. Only attendees who purchase the webinar, either individually or the full series, will have access to the online recordings. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.

-Registration

CDFA has provided two options for registering for the CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Opportunity Zones.

Individual Webinars
Participants may register at any time for individual webinars at the following rates:

CDFA Member: $75
Non-Member: $100

Full Webinar Series
Participants may register for the full webinar series and receive access to recordings of past or missed webinars. Participants will receive a $40.00 discount when purchasing all four webinars. Participants may register at any time for the full webinar series at the following rates:

CDFA Member: $260
Non-Member: $360

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterwards. Only attendees who purchase the webinar, either individually or the full series, will have access to the online recordings. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.

Register