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Search Results: Bond Finance
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Cannabis Based Municipal Bonds: Maximizing Value in the Nation’s Fastest Growing Industry
This white paper examines: CMB Basics, CMBs in a theoretical historical context, a theoretical example of CMBs in Colorado, a second example of how CMBs could work in Minnesota, CMB legal considerations, CMBs and COVID-19, best markets for CMBs, and...
Community Development Finance Letter for Pillar II
More than two dozen advocates for low-income housing and community investment are sounding the alarm over the global tax deal agreed to by the U.S. and dozens of other countries. The advocates specifically are worried about proposed rules for a...
Hawkins Advisory: Federal Legislation Moves SOFR CloserMembers only Login
Long-awaited federal legislation addressing the phase-out of United States market reliance upon the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”)1 as a reference rate was signed into law. With less than 16 months remaining before the expected end of USD...
Private Activity Bonds: An IntroductionMembers only Login
This report provides a brief review of bond fundamentals and a more detailed examination of the rules and definitions surrounding private activity bonds to help clarify the impact of proposed modifications.
Financial Innovations to Accelerate Sustainable Agriculture: Blueprints for the Value ChainMembers only Login
The purpose of the report is to equip value chain actors with innovative financial mechanisms and incentive strategies that can be employed in agricultural sustainability projects to support producers in scaling conservation adoption.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Forecasting the Bond Market’s Response to Federal Infrastructure Investments
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored economic insights for 2022, including the impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, the state of the bond market, and an outlook on economic...
Tax-Exempt Bond Provisions Included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs ActMembers only Login
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (the “Act”) adds two categories of tax-exempt bonds that may be issued for exempt facilities and increases the amount of tax-exempt bonds authorized to be issued for one existing category of tax-exempt...
IRS Revenue Procedure 2021-45: Calendar Year 2022 Housing Credit and Bond Volume Caps
IRS Revenue Procedure 2021-45 sets out the calendar year 2022 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Volume Caps.
CDFA 2019-2020 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
The CDFA Annual Volume Cap Report provides an overview of volume cap trends and how private activity bonds (PABs) were used from state to state. The 2019-2020 Annual Volume Cap Report is the most comprehensive analysis of PAB volume cap trends and...
State Housing Finance Agency Digital History Book - NCSHA
For 50 years, the nation’s state housing finance agencies (HFAs) and their partners have convened at the annual conference of the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA). In 2021, NCSHA marks a half-century of state HFA collaboration,...
Resilient New Orleans Finance PlanMembers only Login
This framework for green infrastructure can help the City of New Orleans take a quantum leap forward by inspiring innovation and proactively using public funding to stimulate private investment. The Resilient New Orleans Finance Plan will serve as...
Analyzing the Impact of Lowering the 50% Test for 4% Tax-Exempt Bond Financed PropertiesMembers only Login
Novogradac conducted an analysis of the private activity bond (PAB) financed by test for low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). The analysis determined that lowering the financed by test for PAB test from the current law threshold of 50 percent to...
GASB Fact Sheet: Disclosure Framework (September 2021)Members only Login
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) published a Fact Sheet about its proposed Concepts Statement on notes to financial statements. The public comment period for the Revised Exposure Draft ends October 15, 2021.
Legislative Briefing - September 22, 2021
CDFA hosted this Legislative Briefing on September 22, 2021 to provide updates on the status of the infrastructure bill and next steps.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Layering the Capital StackMembers only Login
This webinar discussed how Bonds, Tax Increment Finance, Tax Credits as well as the litany of federal funding through recent legislation can work for your project and ultimately the community that is benefitting.
California 2020 Report on Allocation of Qualified Private Activity BondsMembers only Login
This report from the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC) analyzes the allocation of the state’s annual debt ceiling in 2020 and allocation of private activity bonds. Until recently, the state's debt ceiling wasn’t reached. In 2020,...
STAR Bonds Financing Program - August 2021 Evaluation and AuditMembers only Login
This report evaluates Kansas' STAR bonds financing program’s economic and fiscal impact by answering two questions: 1) Do current STAR bond attractions satisfy the Department of Commerce’s tourism-related goals; and 2) How long will it take the...
ESG Disclosure in Municipal OfferingsMembers only Login
This Ballard Spahr white paper describes current market standards for ESG bond labeling, verification, and disclosure, with a focus on green bonds and social bonds, best practices for primary and secondary market disclosure and post-issuance...
Repaying California’s Federal Unemployment Insurance LoanMembers only Login
The Governor’s 2021‑22 May Revision budget proposes $36 million General Fund to pay the first, partial payment on the state’s outstanding federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) loan and proposes to direct $1.1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan...
Overview of the Taxable Municipal Bond MarketMembers only Login
This MSRB study examines the taxable bond market through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. It examines taxable bond issuance volumes during the pandemic and compares them to levels seen during the Build America Bonds program. In many cases, taxable...
Value Capture Strategies and Municipal Bonds and DebtMembers only Login
This FHWA webinar discusses how municipal bonds and debt can be used as a value capture strategy for highway-related projects. The webinar is intended for professionals from States, cities, counties, Tribes, and metropolitan and rural transportation...
State of the Market 2021 - Climate Bonds InitiativeMembers only Login
This is the first State of the Market Report for North America. This report describes the shape and size of labelled green, social and sustainability (GSS) debt issued by entities domiciled in either the USA or Canada extending to the end of March...
Limits of Disclosure Regulation in the Municipal Bond Market
Using a novel data set on municipal private debt disclosures, the authors of this academic research study the effectiveness and market impact of disclosure regulation in the municipal debt market. By comparing reportable private debt events to the...
COVID-19 Complicates Housing AffordabilityMembers only Login
This research from Fitch Ratings examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated housing affordability. Issues that led to the persistent housing unaffordability preceded COVID-19. The pandemic caused an economic contraction felt among millions...
Legislative Briefing - June 2021
This CDFA Legislative Briefing took place on June 16, 2021. We discussed the status of the infrastructure bill and CDFA's latest efforts on Capitol Hill. We also outlined important action items that you can take to ensure that bond financing...
Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic PlanMembers only Login
The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan provides broad recommendations are coupled with specific, actionable strategies. The implementation of this plan is critical to achieving greater agricultural and natural resource resiliency,...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Social Impact Investing: Credit Ratings for CDFIsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Webcast Series, we explored the trend of CDFIs furthering their social impact investing goals by obtaining credit ratings to issue debt.
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series: Financing Food-Centered Redevelopment
During this installment of the CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series, we explored how investing in food-centered redevelopment can restore local food systems infrastructure, catalyze additional neighborhood development, and protect healthy,...
IRS Publication 4079 - Tax-Exempt Governmental BondsMembers only Login
This publication provides an overview of the federal tax law rules that apply to municipal financing arrangements commonly known as “governmental bonds.” It is intended to help issuers meet federal tax law requirements to ensure that interest...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Social Justice and the Muni MarketsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we discussed strategies for aligning social justice priorities with bond financing and actions in the muni markets.
Community Serving Infrastructure: A Playbook for a New Infrastructure PartnershipMembers only Login
The New Partnership on Infrastructure seeks to advance national policies driven by local innovation, with cities serving as testbeds for experimentation and transferable solutions. This document champions that idea. It is a summation of local...
2021 Infrastructure Report Card - A Comprehensive Assessment of America's Infrastructure
The 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reveals we’ve made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. For the first time in 20 years, our infrastructure is out of the D range. While this report grades 17...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Forecasting the Bond Market Amid the RecoveryMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored the economic recovery and how it will affect the bond market since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-45: Calendar Year 2021 Housing Credit and Bond Volume Caps
IRS Revenue Procedure 2020-45 sets out the calendar year 2021 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Volume Caps.
Why the Surge in Taxable Municipal Bonds?Members only Login
Recently there has been a surge in issuance of taxable municipal bonds. Between January and November of 2020, $129.3 billion in taxable bonds were issued (31% of all municipal bonds issued over this period), up from $67.3 billion in 2019 and $25.1...
CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Mitigating Default Risk with Bond Guarantee ProgramsMembers only Login
During the final installment of this year’s CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, we talked about bond guarantee and credit enhancement programs and how they can be a solution for long-term recovery.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Educational Facilities Funding SolutionsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explore how a myriad of development finance tools are being implemented strategically to support modernization projects and the new construction of educational...
The Municipal Liquidity Facility: How It WorksMembers only Login
The Municipal Liquidity Facility is a Federal Reserve program created in April as a new financing source for state and local governments. This MLF factsheet was produced by the Pew Charitable Trusts in October 2020.
Update on the Federal Reserve's Lending Facilities - November 23, 2020Members only Login
This report provides an update as of November 23, 2020 on all of the Federal Reserve's outstanding lending facilities. These include the Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF), the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), the Municipal Liquidity...
CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: An Advanced Discussion on RatingsMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, we gathered experts from the leading rating agencies for a timely discussion on ratings, long-term outlooks, and how municipal advisors determine the importance of rating deals.
Frequently Asked Questions - Advance Refunding of Municipal Bonds
The Public Finance Network, a coalition of bipartisan organizations, released a new report, the Advance Refunding Myth Buster. The report aims to educate and inform partners on advance refunding municipal bonds, a crucial infrastructure financing...
CDFA Reframe, Build, Plan: Restoring America's Local Food Systems
CDFA released the final publication of the CDFA Food Finance White Paper Series, Advancing Local Food Systems Through Development Finance. This webinar provides an overview of this publication as we review CDFA's framework for expanding traditional...
CDFA - PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series: Pricing Private Activity Bonds in Complex Capital StacksMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA-PFM Capital Markets Webinar Series, project finance experts and issuers discussed the viability of how private activity bond deals can fit into complex capital stacks.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Bond Financing for Disaster ResponseMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we looked at how bonds act as a resilient economic driver by financing the critical facilities and infrastructure that stabilize local economies during and after...
Leveraging Bond Financing to Support Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Goals: Resource Summary for State and Local GovernmentsMembers only Login
This resource summary is for state, local, and K-12 energy professionals and non-finance experts seeking to understand how bonds can be used to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and initiatives. It outlines market trends in...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Understanding The Municipal Liquidity FacilityMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, finance experts discussed the Municipal Liquidity Facility's requirements, market trends since the MLF's launch, and what can be done to make the MLF an attractive...
Forward-Looking Statements in Municipal Disclosures
Due to recent events related to COVID-19, the SEC released a public statement on May 4, 2020, encouraging municipal issuers and issuers to consider voluntary disclosures of forward-looking information regarding the potential future impacts of...
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