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CDFA Tax Credits Finance Update - November 22, 2022

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November 22, 2022
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Tax Credits Finance Update


Don't Miss the Upcoming Intro Brownfields Finance Course on December 7-8!
Join us on December 7 & 8 for the Intro Brownfields Finance Course, the industry's only comprehensive training curriculum that helps economic developers, policymakers, and real estate professionals master the financing strategies for the lifecycle of a brownfield property. Learn the basics of brownfields, the legal and regulatory challenges, and the financing tools available to clean up and build up these sites.

U.S. Treasury Announces $5B in New Markets Tax Credits for Low-Income, Distressed Communities
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced more than $5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) awards to go to 107 Community Development Entities nationwide. Over 20 percent of the investments will be made in rural communities and will make nearly $1B in NMTC investments in non-metropolitan counties.

$185M in New Market Tax Credits to Promote Jobs in Distressed Mississippi Communities
Two community development entities are receiving support from the NMTC investment incentive program to spur greater private investment in distressed communities. Senators, Wicker and Hyde-Smith, have pressed Treasury officials to ensure that greater consideration is given to the needs of Mississippi communities when deciding future allocations under the NMTC Program.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Awards $28M in Housing Tax Credits
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) recently announced that it will award $27,980,800 in 9% Housing Tax Credits to construct or preserve twenty-eight (28) affordable rental housing developments. Once complete, the properties will provide below-market rents to families, seniors, and persons requiring supportive housing.

Pennsylvania Gov. Approves $80M Annually in Tax Credits for Natural Gas, Hydrogen Purchases
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf approved Act 108, which amends the Keystone State's tax code to bring tax credits for natural gas use from more than $26.6 million to $56.6 million. Bringing a hydrogen hub to the state would help to achieve Pennsylvania's statewide climate goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26% by 2025 and by 80% by 2050 as compared with 2005 levels.

APPA Weighs in on Energy Tax Provisions of Inflation Reduction Act
In comments filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department on Nov. 4 related to the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act, the American Public Power Association (APPA) weighed in on several key issues tied to the energy tax provisions of the IRA. A  number of IRA sections include a reduction in the respective credit for tax-exempt bond financing.

U.S. Storage Tax Credit Opens up New Markets for Developers
President Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act identifies stand-alone energy storage as eligible for Investment Tax Credits (ITC) for the first time, making solar developers rethink their storage strategies. Battery storage has only qualified for ITCs when coupled with solar facilities. The IRA provides a 30% ITC to stand-alone storage and also extends tax credits for solar and wind for a further 10 years.

Five Points Community Capital, LLC Closes $7.76M NMTC for Texas Meat Distributor
Five Points Community Capital, LLC, a community development entity, announced the closing of a $7.76 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) enhanced loan supporting the relocation and expansion of Houston Meat Distributors, Inc. into their new headquarters which includes a new, state-of-the-art, cold storage facility under construction in Pasadena, Texas.

Upcoming Events
Intro Brownfields Finance Course

CDFA Infrastructure Finance Learning Series: How Different Communities Can Benefit From IIJA
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
One of the goals of the IIJA is to foster an equitable economy by investing in historically underserved and under-resourced communities. Infrastructure challenges in these areas range from public transportation to digital access to online information. Speakers on this final installation will cover the variety of problems experienced across different communities - including those in urban, mid-sized, rural, and tribal communities - to discuss how IIJA funds can best be deployed.

CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series: Tools for Economic Growth with Treasury and SBA
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
This session will highlight the resources available at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Small Business Administration to finance economic growth in distressed communities. Featured programs include the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the CDFI Fund, New Market Tax Credits, and other small business financing programs like SBA 504 and 7a.

More Headlines

7 Tax Credits Small Business Owners Need to Know About
The Ascent | Nov. 19 | Healthcare | Tax Credits

Fort Wayne, IN Awarded $45M in New Markets Tax Credits
Waynedalenews | Nov. 19 | Economic Development | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Treasury

Finance Authority in Louisiana Looking to Branch into Film Funding, Historic Tax Credits
BusinessReport | Nov. 18 | Economic Development | Tax Credits

Eldred Township in Pennsylvania Approves Tax Credit for Firefighters
Tnonline.com | Nov. 18 | Incentives | Tax Credits

Oak Grove Elementary in Mississippi to Add New Pre-K Classroom with Tax Credit Funds
The Pine Belt News | Nov. 17 | Education | Federal | State Finance Program | Tax Credits

Montgomery County, MD Passes Bills Creating Tax Credits for First Responders
Bethesda Magazine | Nov. 15 | Economic Development | Legislative | Tax Credits

PNC Awarded $55M in Tax Credits to Help Underserved Communities in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Business Report | Nov. 15 | Access to Capital | Community Development | Economic Development | Rural Development | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Treasury

Florida Community Loan Fund Receives $40M New Markets Tax Credit Award
PR Newswire | Nov. 10 | Social Finance | Tax Credits

Danville, VA Awarded $30M in Federal Tax Credits to Attract Private Investment Capital
ABC 3 News | Nov. 10 | Access to Capital | Economic Development | Federal | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund

Rural Development Partners in Iowa Awarded $45M in New Markets Tax Credits
PR Newswire | Nov. 8 | Economic Development | Rural Development | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Treasury CDFI Fund

Treasury Seeks Public Input on Additional Clean Energy Tax Provisions of the IRA
U.S. Dept. of the Treasury | Nov. 3 | Energy Finance | Federal | Green Finance | Incentives | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Treasury | Understanding Tax Credits

$15M in Total Freddie Mac Financing for New Affordable Development in Baltimore
MultifamilyBiz | Nov. 3 | Housing Finance | Tax Credits

The New Markets Tax Credit Program, Explained
J.P. Morgan | Nov. 1 | Community Development | Economic Development | Tax Credits

USDA Rural Development Attends Wisconsin Housing Project Grand Opening
WisPolitics | Oct. 26 | Access to Capital | Agriculture Finance | Federal | Housing Finance | Rural Development | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) | General Loan Programs | Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs)

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