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CDFA Energy & Water Finance Update - April 17, 2018

CDFA Energy and Water Finance Newsletter
April 17, 2018
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U.S. DOE Creating C-PACE Working Group
The Commercial PACE Working Group is an exciting new cohort of state and local governments working together to learn about, launch, and refine C-PACE financing programs. Submissions of an expression of interest form for the working group are due by April 20, 2018.

Alamo, TX Gets $11.5M to Build Wastewater Treatment Plant
The city of Alamo, Texas, recently received $11.5 million in funding assistance from the Texas Water Development Board to help construct a wastewater treatment plant.

Mount Airy, NC Receives $2.7M From CDBG and SRF
Mount Airy has been awarded $1,731,600 in Community Development Block Grant infrastructure funding for sewer improvements in the Maple/Merritt Street area. The city has also been tapped for another $963,100 in funding from the Drinking Water State Reserve (DWSR) program.

Renovate America Sells $90M Benji Loan Portfolio
Renovate America, a leading U.S. provider of home-improvement financing, announced that it has sold a portfolio of $90 million of performing Benji loans to a North American regional bank.

EPA Announces $5.5B WIFIA NOFA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.

Largest MI PACE Deal Used to Retrofit the St. Clair Inn
The St. Clair Inn recently used PACE to implement a broad array of updates including LED lights, efficient appliances and water saving measures, using over $5.5 million in PACE financing. This is the largest PACE deal that Michigan has had to date.

Matchmaker Program Identifies Climate-Related Development Projects Worldwide
CDP's Matchmaker is a service that provides subscribers exposure to a project pipeline of sustainable infrastructure opportunities in cities globally. In 2017, 370 cities disclosed over 1,000 sustainable infrastructure projects in areas such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and outdoor lighting.

Campbell County, KY Decision Paves Way for PACE
The Campbell County Fiscal Court approved legislation creating a county-wide Energy Project Assessment District (EPAD) that will allow property owners to obtain special financing for energy-efficiency upgrades.

CDFA Releases 2018 Policy Agenda
The Council of Development Finance Agencies is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 CDFA Policy Agenda. The policy areas highlighted seek to address market-based challenges to capital formation, access, and private leverage. To view the agenda, click here.

Upcoming Events
Intro EB-5 Finance WebCourse

CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series
February 28, April 12, June 14, August 16, and October 18, 2018 - 2:00PM Eastern
The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series is an exclusive, five-part online offering that will convene finance experts, federal agencies, and local practitioners to discuss the development finance programs offered by the federal government.

Energy Finance News

Florida Future Fund: a New SRF for FL Resiliency
Center for American Progress | Apr. 16 | Water Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance\State Revolving Fund

Creative Ways to Finance Solar and Storage System
Clean Energy Finance Forum | Apr. 13 | Energy Finance | Tax Credits | Energy Finance\Understanding Energy Finance

Energy Efficiency RLF Planned as Part of Offshore Wind Project
The Patriot Ledger | Apr. 6 | Energy Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs)

Reinvestment Fund Announces New Clean Energy Fund
Reinvestment Fund | Apr. 2 | Energy Finance

Why Massachusetts is The Best State for Landfill Solar Arrays
Energy News | Apr. 2 | Brownfield Financing | Energy Finance

PACE Established in Brevard, FL, After Vote
Florida Today | Mar. 26 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Highlights from the Online Resource Database

Owning the Benefits of Solar+Storage
Energy Finance | Green Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
This report from the Clean Energy Group is intended to start a discussion of the broad range of options for owning and financing solar+storage systems. It is designed to open up the conversation to explore a variety of models, including PACE financing, that could attract more capital and provide equitable benefits in LMI communities.

Assessing the PACE of CA Residential Solar Deployment
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) | Energy Finance | Green Finance | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)
This report by Jeff Deason and Sean Murphy from Berkeley Lab examines the impacts of Property Assessed Clean Energy programs on residential solar photovoltaic development in California from 2010-2015.

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