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CDFA Energy Finance Update - July 5, 2022

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July 5, 2022
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Invest in Your Professional Development at CDFA's Virtual Summer School
CDFA Virtual Summer School is offering three different training courses, all held online during August 1-4. Learn from expert practitioners and experience CDFA's most interactive educational event of the year! These courses also qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program and scholarships are available.

Retiring Illinois Coal Plants Awarded Funding to Add Energy Storage
To boost this effort, the state's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced $280.5 million in funding over ten years for the five plant sites. The finance comes from Illinois' Coal-to-Solar Energy Storage Grant Programme, which in part incentivizes companies to install energy storage at the sites of former coal plants.

How UConn Researchers Are Working to Solve the Nation's Energy Problems
Three new grants totaling $7.5 million from ARPA-E and the U.S. Department of Energy are enabling UConn researchers to conduct ground-breaking work on some of the nation's most pressing energy problems. Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy grants provide funding for the development of transformational technologies that provide new ways of generating, storing, and using energy.  

Oklahoma County Clean Energy Program Helps Bring More Apartments to Edmond
Oklahoma County commissioners approved two contracts under its Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy program last week, including a $5 million contract to provide funding to Rader Building Co. for a mixed-use development at 215 E Campbell St. in Edmond. The program allows developers to take advantage of special financing for improvements to energy efficiency, energy sources, water efficiency or building resiliency. 

First Solar Shingle Project Completed Under District's Solar for All Program
Today, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility, DC Green Bank, Flywheel Development, and SunStyle, alongside Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Lewis George and other District elected and government officials, celebrated the completion of the first solar shingle project under the District's Solar for All program.

New Clean Energy Financing Kick-Starts Stalled Developments
More than $80 million in development, all of it stalled for months if not years, is set to start this summer after being given a boost from a new clean energy financing program created by Oklahoma County commissioners. The funding can provide up to 100% financing based on eligibility, no down payment, and if the property is sold, any remaining assessment can be passed on to the new owner. 

Indiana to Receive Investment in Lead Service Lines and Water Infrastructure
Indiana will receive $127 million in federal funding every year for the next five years from the recently passed infrastructure law to address lead pipes and wastewater issues. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan called for the money to be invested in underserved communities. A majority of the money will go to the State Revolving Fund Loans Programs.

New Washington Law Will Help Grow State's Green Hydrogen Economy
On June 9, 2022, Senate Bill (SB) 5910 will take full effect, providing assistance and a host of incentives to the development of green hydrogen production in Washington. The Washington legislature passed SB 5910 to take advantage of funds available under the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which allocates $8 billion for the development of regional clean hydrogen hubs.

Upcoming Events
SSBCI Learning Series - Aligning your SSBCI Strategy with Federal Funding Priorities

CDFA EC-Tech Initiative Info Session
July 13, 2022 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern
The CDFA EC-Tech (Equitable Capital Technology) Initiative is a comprehensive solution for DFAs working to implement stronger lending for minority business owners. This informal event is an opportunity for organizations interested in joining to see a demonstration of Presta's end-to-end lending platform and have questions answered about applying to or participating in the initiative.

CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Development Finance and the Cannabis Industry
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
In this webcast, we will explore the creative financing approaches that are providing capital to the emerging cannabis industry, and the economic benefits to states that have legalized the sale of recreational and medical marijuana.

Energy Finance News

California School District Goes Electric with Largest EV School Bus Order in the Country
K-12 Drive | Jun. 28 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Connecticut Green Bank Plots More Retail-Focused Climate Bonds
The Bond Buyer | Jun. 27 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance

Biden Administration to Provide Idaho with Millions in Water Project Funding
KMVT | Jun. 27 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

Five Takeaways From the Energy, Environment Spending Bills
E&E News | Jun. 27 | Energy Finance | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Water Finance

Avalon Housing Awarded $1.5M in Tax Credits for Affordable Housing in Ann Arbor, MI
A4 | Jun. 20 | Community Development | Energy Finance | Housing Finance | Tax Credits

Act Now to Claim Federal Water Infrastructure Dollars
The Daily Sentinel | Jun. 20 | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

Completion of $23M Affordable Housing Development Announced in Poughkeepsie, NY
New York State | Jun. 20 | Brownfield Financing | Energy Finance | Housing Finance | Tax Credits

Avalon Housing Awarded $1.5M in Tax Credit for New Affordable Housing Units in Ann Arbor
AllaboutAnnArbor | Jun. 19 | Energy Finance | Housing Finance | State Finance Program | Tax Credits

New Delta Protections Part of California House Water Infrastructure Bill
Oakdale Leader | Jun. 16 | Legislative | Water Finance

North Carolina Bill Would Place Restrictions on EV Charging Stations
Repairer Driven News | Jun. 15 | Energy Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative

Money Comes In for Cleveland and Other City Governments to Address Lead Poisoning
WKYC | Jun. 15 | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Water Finance

Texas Water Approves $73M for Wastewater, Stormwater Projects
WaterWorld | Jun. 10 | Access to Capital | Community Development | Economic Development | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

More Than $35M Approved in Arkansas for Water Projects Statewide
Talk Business & Politics | Jun. 8 | Access to Capital | Community Development | Economic Development | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Water Finance

Achieving a Zero-Carbon Grid with Virtual Power Plants
pv magazine | Jun. 6 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance


Highlights from the Online Resource Database

Stronger Together - Federal Funding and Planning Strategies for Rural America
Access to Capital | Federal | Rural Development | Agriculture Finance | Community Development | Economic Development | Energy Finance | Housing Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Innovation Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | Tribal Finance | Water Finance
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) launched a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic development in rural America. The guide outlines programs and services that can be used to advance community and economic development in rural communities through four key focus areas and features information and links to USDA and EDA key priorities and resources.


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Columbus, OH 43215
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