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Intro Rural Finance Course
November 15, 2017
Atlanta, GA
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November 15 - 17, 2017
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October 10, 2017
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September 28, 2017
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CDFA Texas Financing Roundtable Webinar: Financing Programs to Support Rural Development
Urban communities like Austin and Dallas are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Texas is filled with rural communities and small towns who are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique development...
The Missouri Bond Market
Bond financing remains the bedrock development finance tool for economic development in an ever-evolving market. Linda Matkowski with Stern Brothers & Co. and Mark Spykerman with Gilmore & Bell, PC explore the recent trends in bond financing...
Combining Financing Tools for Missouri Development - City of Springfield
Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential...
Combining Financing Tools for Missouri Development - St. Louis Development Corporation
Combining multiple incentives successfully requires attention to detail and often some creative structuring. Identifying program requirements and balancing the applicable incentives are steps that must be established early on for any potential...
Missouri Programs and Legislative Update
Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. Sallie Hemenway with Missouri Department of Economic Development discusses the latest...
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Federal Financing Clearinghouse

1603 Program: Payments for Specified Energy Property in Lieu of Tax Credits Members only Login
Under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (Section 1603), the United States Department of the Treasury appropriates funds for grant payments to persons who place in service specified energy property. In general,...
1703 Loan Guarantee ProgramMembers only Login
Section 1703 of Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support innovative clean energy technologies that are typically unable to obtain conventional private financing due to high technology...
48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit ProgramMembers only Login
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) authorized the Department of Treasury to award $2.3 billion in tax credits for qualified investments in advanced energy projects, to support new, expanded, or re-equipped domestic...
7(a) Loan ProgramMembers only Login
The SBA's 7(a) Loan Program includes financial help for businesses with special requirements. For example, funds are available for loans to businesses that handle foreign exports, businesses operating in rural areas, and for other very specific...
Advanced Biofuel Payment ProgramMembers only Login
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels refined from sources other than corn kernel starch. The Program supports and ensures an expanding production of advanced...
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State Financing Program Directory

501(c)(3) Nonprofit BondsMembers only Login
WEDFA can issue bonds for the capital projects of many corporations with 501(c)(3) status.
501(c)(3) Nonprofit Housing BondsMembers only Login
Nonprofit housing bonds can be used to finance housing facilities wholly owned by a 501(c)(3) organization, as long as the facility furthers the charitable purpose of the organization.
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CDFA Bookstore

Advanced Bond Finance Reference Guide
The Advanced Bond Finance Reference Guide is written for professionals who already have an understanding of tax-exempt financing and seek detailed instruction on complex financing techniques, including the application of financial derivatives,...
Advanced Tax Increment Finance Reference Guide
The Advanced Tax Increment Finance Reference Guide is published in partnership with the CDFA Training Institute and the Council’s Tax Increment Finance Coalition. The Advanced TIF Guide builds upon CDFA’s introductory offerings by exploring in-depth...
Books from Novogradac & Company
CDFA members can receive discounts of up to 15% off the regular price for Novogradac & Company publications. The following Novogradac & Company publications are available for purchase at the discounted CDFA member rates. Contact CDFA for pricing and...
Development Bond Finance Reference Guide
The Development Bond Finance Reference Guide provides practitioners with a solid foundation for understanding the use of tax-exempt bonds, with an emphasis on small issue industrial development bonds and 501(C)(3) bonds. With numerous examples of...
DFCP Study Pack
For those working through the Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program, the DFCP Study Pack contains all of the reference guides needed to prepare for the final comprehensive exam. This complete set can be used as a study guide...
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