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CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series
May 22, June 5, June 19, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 28, September 11
1:00 PM Eastern

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-Overview

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series is an exclusive, eight-part online offering that will convene finance experts, federal agencies, and local practitioners to discuss the variety of federal programs available to finance economic development. In light of new funding provided to federal agencies in the CARES Act, and anticipated additional stimulus funding coming throughout the summer, CDFA will be featuring timely and in-depth conversations with federal financing leaders every other Friday from May 22 - September 11, 2020.

Each webinar in the series will feature a different federal agency, including EDA, USDA, EPA, SBA, HUD, Treasury, Transportation, and more. A few samplings of the programs we will discuss include:

  • USDA Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program
  • USDA Community Facilities Program
  • EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance
  • EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program
  • HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
  • HUD Community Development Block Grant Program
  • EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grant
  • EPA Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans



This series will complement the information featured in the CDFA Federal Financing Clearinghouse, provide an in-depth discussion about any recent rule changes or funding, as well as showcase how communities have effectively used programs in the past. As new programs emerge, they will be highlighted throughout the series.


CDFA maintains strong relationships with federal agencies, giving attendees unprecedented access to the inner-workings of the government's economic development finance activities. We will leverage these relationships to offer insider access to the newest initiatives from every agency and help communities prepare for funding and submit applications.

  • May 22 | U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • June 5 | U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • June 19 | U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • July 17 | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • July 31 | U.S. Small Business Administration
  • August 14 | NIST and MEP
  • August 28
  • September 11


More agencies will be featured as they are confirmed.

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series is an eight-part series available through summer 2020. To participate, register for the series now, and CDFA will send you reminders for each webinar as they are hosted. All webinars will be recorded and presentation materials will be shared with the attendees for long-term viewing.

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-Agenda

CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series

Friday, May 22, 2020

Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Federal Recovery Resources from the EDA
Communities across the nation are looking for ways to revitalize infrastructure while supporting their local small business ecosystem, and the EDA received $1.5 billion from the CARES Act to assist with these efforts. The EDA operates several programs that are critical to infrastructure and small businesses, namely the Revolving Loan Fund program and the Public Works / Economic Adjustment Assistance program. In this webinar, CDFA will convene financing experts from the EDA will discuss how their respective financing and grant programs can aid with COVID-19 recovery efforts as well as preparedness for the future.
Moderator(s)
  • Katie Kramer, Vice President, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
  • Dennis Alvord, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Ashley Badesch, Principal, Sustainable Strategies DC
  • Mirielle Burgoyne, Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs, National Association of Development Organizations
  • Mitchell Harrison, Program Analyst, RLF Coordinator, U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Andrew Seth, President, Sustainable Strategies DC

Friday, June 5, 2020

Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Federal Recovery Resources from HUD
The Department of Housing and Urban Development manages several key finance programs that are integral to economic development across the country. HUD has allocated $2 billion in CARES Act funds to CDBG grantees as well as $1 billion to the Emergency Solutions Grant program while implementing flexibilities in its programs to assist in COVID-19 recovery efforts. During this webinar, hear from experts at HUD about how funds from CDBG, Section 108, Emergency Solutions Grants, and other HUD programs are being used to finance recovery efforts.
Moderator(s)
  • Malcolm Guy, Coordinator, Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
  • Joseph Baietti, Community Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Jim Brooks, Director, Housing & Community Development, National League of Cities
  • James Carras, Principal, Carras Community Investment, Inc.
  • Karen DeBlasio, Director, Program Coordination and Analysis Division, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Jessie Kome, Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Vicki Watson, Executive Director, National Community Development Association

Friday, June 19, 2020

Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Federal Recovery Resources from the USDA
The USDA plays a major role in financing everything from broadband, food systems, small businesses, essential facilities, and infrastructure – all with a focus on rural areas. With an infusion of over $48 billion to the agency, every branch of USDA is playing a role in the COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts by leveraging technical expertise to help rural communities. During this webinar, experts from multiple USDA offices will dive into how the department has tailored its many financing programs to assist with the recovery while noting what we can learn from the pandemic to better prepare rural America for tomorrow.
Moderator(s)
  • Malcolm Guy, Coordinator, Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
  • Mark Brodziski, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Thomas Kimsey, Chairman, National Rural Lenders Roundtable
  • Max Moncaster, Associate Director, Public Policy, NASDA - National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
  • Chad Parker, Deputy Administrator, Community Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Chris Purdy, Associate Deputy Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friday, July 17, 2020

Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Federal Recovery Resources from the EPA
The right financial strategies can bring brownfield, clean water, and drinking water projects to life following a natural disaster and better prepared for the future. The EPA is tasked with guiding these efforts through its WIFIA, the Brownfields Program, and assistance to water utility providers. This webinar will focus on COVID-19 recovery assistance through the EPA by highlighting best practices, case studies, and mitigation tools that will allow your community to be more resilient in the face of natural disasters.
Moderator(s)
  • Malcolm Guy, Coordinator, Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
  • Matthew Dalbey, Director, Office of Community Revitalization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Karen Fligger, Senior Project Manager, WIFIA Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • James Metz, Coordinator, Research and Technical Assistance, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Megan Quinn, Program Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Friday, July 31, 2020

Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Federal Recovery Resources from the SBA
Small businesses are critical economic development drivers in urban centers, suburban enclaves, and rural cities, yet COVID-19 has left many struggling to identify and obtain the necessary capital to sustain the workforce and pay bills. The Small Business Administration is charged with administering several major financing programs aimed directly at supporting small businesses, such as the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and SBA Disaster Loans. During this webinar, administrators from the SBA will provide an analysis of its COVID-19 relief programs and discuss what we can learn about providing small businesses with access to capital.
Moderator(s)
  • Malcolm Guy, Coordinator, Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
  • Joshua Barnes, Senior Planner, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Alejandro Contreras, Director of Preparedness, Communication and Coordination, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Rosemarie A. Drake, Chief, 7(a) Loan Division, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Linda Reilly, Chief, 504 Loan Division, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Daniel Upham, Chief, Microenterprise Development Division, U.S. Small Business Administration

Friday, August 14, 2020

Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Federal Recovery Resources from NIST and MEP
Financing manufacturing is a critical need for communities during the pandemic. To meet this need, the National Institute of Standards and Technology operates the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program. A recent study by the Upjohn Institute calculated that the federal government receives a 13:1 return on investment for the MEP program, making it one of the most effective federal programs at leveraging capital. During this installment of the Federal Financing Webinar Series, learn how NIST and MEP are using CARES Act funding to support local manufacturing ecosystems.
Moderator(s)
  • Malcolm Guy, Coordinator, Government & External Affairs, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Speaker(s)
  • Anthony Diaz, Manager, Strategic Partnerships, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Mark Troppe, Senior Vice President, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness

-Location

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series will take place on the web through GoToWebinar, an online distance learning software. The webinars will take place on May 22, June 5, June 19, July 17, July 31, August 14, August 28, and September 11, 2020, from 1:00-3:00 PM (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 afterward. Only attendees who purchase the webinars will have access to the online recordings. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.

-Registration

Register for the Full Webinar Series
Participants may register for the full webinar series at any time and receive access to recordings of past or missed webinars. Participants may register for the full webinar series at the following rates:

CDFA Member: $160
Non-Member: $240

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterward. Only attendees who purchase the webinar series will have access to the online recordings. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.



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