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CDFA Energy Finance Update - December 6, 2022

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December 6, 2022
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CDFA Food Systems Finance Best Practices Guidebook, Available Now!
Linking development finance and food systems can be a daunting undertaking for any community. Research on the current ecosystem of food systems finance has positioned CDFA to identify key strategies for the path ahead in this work. The Food Systems Finance Best Practices Guidebook defines how traditional development finance tools can be used to launch and expand food and agricultural-related businesses and projects and create successful food systems finance programs at the local and regional levels.

DOE Announces $550M in Clean Energy Funding to Benefit Americans
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $550M to support community-based clean energy in state, Tribal, and local governments — serving more than 250 million Americans. This investment, through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, will support communities across the country to develop local programming and deploy clean energy technologies to cut emissions and reduce consumers' energy costs.

White House Announces $13B in Funding to Modernize Power Grids
The White House announced through the Department of Energy (DOE) that it is soliciting grant applications for $13 billion in new financing under the bipartisan infrastructure bill for the expansion and modernization of the U.S. electric grid.

Michigan Tech Gets $8M to Research EV Battery Recycling
Michigan Tech University is receiving more than $8 million of federal infrastructure funding to develop technologies and processes to recycle and reuse batteries from electric vehicles. The funding was awarded as part of a bipartisan initiative from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Yellow School Buses Go Green to Cut Emissions in Dallas, TX
Dallas students will soon be shuttled in new electric school buses that will reduce the district's greenhouse gas emissions. DISD is among about a dozen Texas districts across the state chosen for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean School Bus program that gives Dallas more than $7 million to purchase a small fleet of new buses and build out related infrastructure.

$90M in Energy and Construction Financing for California's West Harbor
Developers of a mile-long West Harbor shopping and dining destination along the San Pedro waterfront in California have broken ground after securing $90 million in financing. The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development began the 42-acre redevelopment project after closing on the construction loans.

Clean Energy and Climate are Poised to Take Priority in Minnesota Legislature
A bill requiring Minnesota to run on 100 percent clean energy by 2040 and similar legislation have passed the DFL-controlled House in recent sessions, but died in the Senate under Republican dominance. Climate activists and legislators say that should change now that Democrats have won control of the Senate.

EDF Celebrates the Passing of the New York Bond Act
New York voters passed the historic Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act ballot measure to support environmental improvements that preserve, enhance, and restore New York's natural resources, and create more than 84,000 local jobs. The measure is the largest environmental bond act in state history at $4.2 billion and the largest on any ballot anywhere in the nation in 2022.

Upcoming Events
Intro Brownfields Finance Course

CDFA-Bricker Webinar Series: Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Projects
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
The historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will lead to increased energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout all market segments. The financial incentives that will be available in 2023 and beyond will make energy efficiency upgrades and solar power a true "no brainer." This webinar will focus on the commercial, industrial, agricultural, and non-profit sectors, with a panel of experts discussing how to access the financial incentives and highlighting specific project examples.

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.

Energy Finance News

Appalachian Solar Finance Fund Adjusts in Response to Expected Market Impacts from IRA
The Logan Banner | Dec. 5 | Energy Finance | Legislative | Tax Credits

DOE Issues Funds to Help Expand Domestic Sources of Lithium
Global Mining Review | Dec. 5 | Energy Finance | Green Finance | Infrastructure Finance | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)

Florida Contractors Register in Droves to Offer PACE Financing
Cision | Nov. 29 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

New York Announces $2.25M in Federal Funding to Improve Water Quality
Governor of New York | Nov. 28 | Access to Capital | Development Finance Toolbox | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Water Finance | Understanding Access to Capital | Water Finance | Drinking Water | Sewage & Waste | EPA Case Studies

Wayne County, MI Continues to Invest In Detroit Through C-PACE
Cision | Nov. 21 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

Dallas, TX C-PACE Financing Program Grows in Popularity to Help Bridge CRE Projects
Dallas Business Journal | Nov. 21 | Energy Finance | Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing

U.S. Aims for Zero-Emissions Heavy-Duty Vehicles by 2040
Yahoo Finance | Nov. 21 | Energy Finance | Green Finance

$2B in Tax Credits Will Benefit Natural Gas in Pennsylvania
The Allegheny Front | Nov. 18 | Energy Finance | Federal | Incentives | Infrastructure Finance | Tax Credits

White House Announces $13B for Power Grid Modernization Through IIJA
Reuters | Nov. 18 | Access to Capital | Development Finance Toolbox | Energy Finance | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | Legislative | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) | Case Studies

USDA Grants $3.6M for Wastewater Systems and Landfill in Alaska
Alaska Public Media | Nov. 17 | Access to Capital | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | Rural Development | U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) | Water Finance | Understanding Access to Capital | Water Finance | Case Studies | Sewage & Waste

Greene County, OH Signs Contracts for Water Improvement Projects
Dayton Daily News | Nov. 17 | Water Finance

Anderson, IN Approves $450K for Water System Repair
The Herald Bulletin | Nov. 16 | Economic Development | Redevelopment | Tax Increment Finance (TIF) | Water Finance

Decoding COP27: The Many Shades of Green Bonds
World Economic Forum | Nov. 14 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Green Finance

DOE Announces Finalists for Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar
Dept. of Energy | Nov. 9 | Access to Capital | Energy Finance | Federal | Green Finance | Social Finance | U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) | Case Studies

More Than $700M in Federal Funds Earmarked for Seaports
Recycling Today | Nov. 7 | Brownfield Financing | Economic Development | Federal | Redevelopment | Water Finance

APPA Weighs in on Energy Tax Provisions of Inflation Reduction Act
American Public Power Association | Nov. 7 | Bond Finance | Energy Finance | Federal | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Treasury

EPA Boosts California State Revolving Fund By $609M
Water World | Nov. 7 | Infrastructure Finance | Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs) | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | Water Finance

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation's leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private, and non-profit entities alike. For more information visit CDFA.net or email info@cdfa.net

Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300


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