Dive Into Development Finance with CDFA's Virtual Summer School!
CDFA Virtual Summer School is a week-long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. CDFA Virtual Summer School will offer three different training courses, all held online. Learn from our expert practitioners and experience CDFA's most interactive educational event of the year. These courses are also qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional Program!
Retiring Illinois Coal Plants Awarded Funding to Add Energy Storage
To boost this effort, the state's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) 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.
Check Out CDFA's Infrastructure Finance Series - Financing Environmental Infrastructure
This Infrastructure Finance Series is a partnership with Frost Brown Todd LLC. Speakers in this session discussed creative financing options and how to cost-effectively operate existing infrastructure as well as the difficulties and challenges communities may face when combining different tools in the capital stack to finance environmental infrastructure projects.
Solar Energy Facility Investment Will Create 470 New Jobs in Georgia
Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Qcells, one of the largest and most-recognized renewable energy solutions providers, will invest $171 million in a new solar module manufacturing facility in Dalton, creating 470 new jobs in Whitfield County. The new facility is expected to increase the number of Qcells employees in Georgia to more than 1,000.
Completion of $13M Green Infrastructure Project in Brooklyn and Queens, NY
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of a $13 million project to install green infrastructure improvements at multiple locations near Jamaica Bay. The Governor's Office of Storm Recovery project included rain gardens, rain barrels, and a shade structure to mitigate flooding, enhance street safety, and reduce pollution across South Brooklyn and South Queens communities.
Vermont Institutions Pool Resources to Win Clean Energy Innovation Funding
A new consortium in Vermont aims to capitalize on the state's compact size and collaborative culture to make it a national role model for clean energy innovation. The Vermont Clean and Resilient Energy Consortium will pursue federal grants to fund any number of projects related to clean energy delivery, renewable energy, decarbonization and energy resiliency.
Solar and Affordable Housing Developments: What You Need to Know
Both housing developers and underserved communities alike can benefit from increasing public funding opportunities for solar. As interest in projects that address environmental, social and governance aspects of investment continues to grow, integrating renewable energy in affordable housing projects can provide significant sustainability benefits to developers, municipalities, and end users.
West Baltimore, MD Community Coalition is Building Their First PACE Program
A coalition of healthcare and aging service advocates, leaders and community organizations has been selected by the Maryland Department of Health to proceed to the next step in bringing the first PACE program to West Baltimore. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly provides community-based services to frail individuals who qualify for nursing facility placement.
Crypto Mining Strains Energy Grid and Creates Fresh Demands for Housing in Texas
The influx of crypto mining to rural Texas has engendered an outsized demand for energy, housing, and other essential services that the Lone Star state is struggling to deliver. Large swathes of Texas that are opening up mining centers are devoid of infrastructure to sustain the new out-of-state workforce, who require essential services like hotel lodging, gas stations and restaurants.