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Intro Bond Finance WebCourse
March 28 - 29, 2018
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Intro Tax Credit Finance WebCourse
February 21 - 22, 2018
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Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse
January 24 - 25, 2018
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Best of the Best Guidance on NMTC Applications
This year’s allocation of New Markets Tax Credits is now open for applications, and CDFA is here to help guide you through the process before the June 21st deadline. Tune into this webinar to hear a panel of expert speakers discuss the tips and...
Colorado Legislative Update
Dee Wisor discusses the state's economic development finance climate, access to capital opportunities and the prospect for economic advancement. In addition, find out what development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse and how the...
Winter Park: Mixed-Use Development Strategies
Matt Dempsey discusses how since 2013, the Town of Winter Park has been approved to develop three unique properties aimed at increasing attractions for the community. The three plans call for dedicated investment in mixed-use redevelopment including...
Durango & Alamosa: Revolving Loan Funds at their Best
Durango and Alamosa are two model success stories for using targeted revolving loan funds to promote, create, and assist businesses in their communities. Patrick Waggoner, Justin Fazzari, and Kevin Wilkins showcase how some selected business...
Arvada: Tax Increment Financing in Action
Tax increment financing is a flexible and creative financing tool that can support development projects throughout Colorado. The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority shares their successes of using TIF for a number of different projects including housing,...
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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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