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CDFA Tax Credits Finance Update - March 28, 2023

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March 28, 2023
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Register Today for the 2023 Federal Policy Conference!
Reserve your spot at the 2023 CDFA Federal Policy Conference on April 11-12, 2023, in Washington, D.C. CDFA, with sponsorship by Ice Miller LLP and the National Development Council, will bring together leaders from the Biden administration, Congress, federal agencies, and the development finance industry to discuss the massive infrastructure investments made by the 117th Congress as well as the development finance challenges that state and local governments continue to face. Space is limited; act fast!

Now Accepting Applications for the Caren S. Franzini Fellowship
The Caren S. Franzini Fellowship was created to build leadership positions for women in the field of development finance and to inspire them to embody Caren's spirit and professionalism. Franzini Fellows accepted into the program must be employed by a CDFA member and have worked in the development finance field for less than 10 years. Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 7, 2023.

Kentucky Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits Undergo Major Expansion
The Kentucky Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit is undergoing a major expansion, increasing from the previous allocation of $5 million to $100 million. The state legislature also passed a bill raising the maximum eligible credit for commercial projects from $400,000 to $10 million. Historic preservation is a huge driver of economic development, and with the annual appropriation increase, the state tax credit program is poised to become even more so.

Guidance for Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives Program Released
The Department of Energy's Grid Deployment Office provided guidance for the Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021, and the opening of the 2023 application period. The guidance describes the hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives payment requirements, including application requirements, that qualified hydroelectric facilities must provide DOE when applying for hydroelectric efficiency improvement incentives.

Picture Becoming Clearer for the Inflation Reduction Act Tax Credits
The Inflation Reduction Act changed a wide range of tax laws and includes over $320 billion in new and expanded incentives for energy efficiency, renewable and clean energy investments, fleet decarbonization, infrastructure improvements, and other sustainability-related investments.  The effective dates of various provisions began applying on January 1, 2023, and under the IRA, the changes will be implemented over an approximately 10-year plan period. 

Treasury Department Provides CHIPS Investment Tax Credit Guidance
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a notice of proposed rulemaking for the Advanced Manufacturing Investment Credit (CHIPS ITC) established by the CHIPS Act. By providing clear guidance to utilize the CHIPS ITC, Treasury is mobilizing key tax incentives for investments in facilities that manufacture semiconductors or semiconductor manufacturing equipment – helping to spur job growth and bolster economic prosperity and national security.

Baker Tilly and Ever.green to Create First Marketplace for Clean Energy Tax Credits
Leading advisory CPA firm Baker Tilly US, LLP and Ever.green, a clean energy project funding and tax credit marketplace, have formed a strategic collaboration to reduce the complexity of transferring clean energy tax credits. Baker Tilly brings its energy advisory services, tax expertise, and professional due-diligence excellence to the Ever.green marketplace, ensuring all transactions are vetted, secure, and compliant with regulatory requirements.

LIHTC Extolled as Necessary Tools to Address Affordable Housing Supply Gap
During the hearing titled, Tax Policy's Role in Increasing Affordable Housing Supply for Working Families, senators and witnesses discussed the ways in which the federal government has used tax policy to address the nation's housing problems and provided recommendations on how current policies could be improved and enhanced.

Upcoming Events
2023 CDFA Federal Policy Conference

CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Utilizing TIF with Brownfield Redevelopment Projects
April 18, 2023 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, TIF experts will introduce this financing tool and explore new strategies that local governments are employing to bring investment to otherwise unusable spaces.

CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Access to Capital Tools & Food Systems
April 25, 2023 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
During this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we will explore how these tools can be used in strengthening local and regional food systems and address some of the challenges that come with financing this sector.

More Headlines

Baltimore, MD City Council Considers Tax Credit for Affordable Housing
The Baltimore Banner | Mar. 27 | Housing Finance | Legislative | Tax Credits | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Smith Township, OH Manufacturing Facility Expects to Create 80 New Full-Time Jobs
21WFMJ | Mar. 27 | Economic Development | Tax Credits

Advocates Push for Tax Credit Aimed At Increasing Affordable Housing in Illinois
Northern Public Radio | Mar. 24 | Federal | Housing Finance | Tax Credits

Income Tax Credit for Farmers Proposed to Revenue Committee
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette | Mar. 23 | Agriculture Finance | Legislative | State Finance Program | Tax Credits

Evergreen Real Estate Group Tops Out Chicago, IL Area Senior Housing
Multi-Housing News | Mar. 23 | Economic Development | Housing Finance | Redevelopment | Tax Credits | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

Wellston, MS Public Housing Poised for $44M Rehab After Being Saved from Demolition
St. Louis Post- Dispatch | Mar. 23 | Federal | Housing Finance | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency Commits to Preserving Affordable Housing
MultifamilyBiz | Mar. 22 | Housing Finance | Redevelopment | Tax Credits

Nebraska Senators Consider Historic Preservation, Revitalization Tax Credit Renewal
Lincoln Journal Star | Mar. 22 | Economic Development | Historic Preservation | Legislative | Tax Credits

Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit Gets Multifamily Housing Association Backing
SmartCitiesDive | Mar. 21 | Housing Finance | Incentives | Tax Credits

Legislation Introduced to Provide Middle-Class Tax Relief for Working Delawareans
Delaware.gov | Mar. 21 | Federal | Legislative | Tax Credits

Wilson Lofts Construction Completed in Wilson, IA after Nearly a Decade
WQAD-TV | Mar. 20 | Brownfield Financing | Economic Development | Housing Finance | Tax Credits | Tax Increment Finance (TIF)

State's First-Ever Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Coming to Glendale, AZ
Daily Independent | Mar. 20 | Economic Development | Federal | Food Systems Finance | Housing Finance | Legislative | Redevelopment | State Finance Program | Tax Credits

Rural Development Partners Helps Crown Equipment Bring Jobs to America
Cision | Mar. 15 | Economic Development | Rural Development | Tax Credits

$21M Acquisition Financing for Seniors Housing Development in Nashville, TN
Rebusiness Online | Mar. 3 | Bond Finance | Community Development | Housing Finance | Tax Credits | Urban Development | Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs)

Rural Perry, NY Development Receives Funding
Affordable Housing Finance | Mar. 1 | Agriculture Finance | Community Development | Federal | Housing Finance | Redevelopment | Rural Development | Tax Credits

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