Technical Assistance

CDFA Federal Policy Conference
April 16-17, 2019
Washington, DC



With the 116th Congress now in session, the time is ripe for a focused, national discussion on the federal development finance landscape. On April 16-17 in Washington DC, CDFA will host its 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference, featuring development finance experts and practitioners from key federal agencies, congressional offices, and policy organizations. The CDFA Federal Policy Conference will highlight rural and urban financing programs, the Opportunity Zones incentive, programs for supporting small business development, as well as financing programs for infrastructure, energy, brownfields remediation, and water systems financing.

Conference panels and workshops will be led by our federal financing partners at the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Transportation, and Treasury, as well as the Economic Development Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Small Business Administration. Additionally, CDFA will highlight the development finance plans of key Congressional representatives from the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the federal financing toolbox in your community. The event will be held at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, and space is limited to the first 250 attendees – register early to secure your seat!

CDFA will hold its spring Capitol Hill Day on April 18. Attendance for Capitol Hill Day is optional, but all participants in the CDFA Federal Policy Conference are encouraged to attend.



2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference Agenda

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tue 12:30 PM
Registration Opens
Tue 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Lunch with Federal Financing Experts
Tue 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Workshop
Tue 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Federal Policy Conference Kickoff Reception

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wed 8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast Opens
Wed 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
The Federal Financing Landscape
Wed 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Federal Access to Capital Financing
Wed 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Urban and Rural Financing Approaches
Wed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Congressional Policy Luncheon
Wed 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Federal Grant Application Strategies
Wed 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Opportunity Zones and Federal Financing Collaborations

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Capitol Hill Day


The 2019 CDFA Federal Policy Conference will take place at the Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel on April 16-17.

Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 872-1500

CDFA has not secured a specific hotel room block for this event. However, many attendees qualify for either the federal or governmental rates at many local hotels. Hotels are typically willing to honor this rate if requested. Suggested hotels include:

Embassy Suites by Hilton
1250 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 857-3388

The St. Gregory Hotel Dupont Circle
2033 M St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 530-3600

Hyatt Place
2121 M St. NW
Washington DC 20037
(202) 838-2222

Fairmont Washington DC, Georgetown
2401 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 429-2400

If you have any problems securing a hotel, please do not hesitate to contact CDFA.


To register for the CDFA Federal Policy Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.
Standard Rates
CDFA Member: $245
Non-Member: $295