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Made in America Tax Plan ReportMembers only Login
The Made in America Tax Plan Report describes President Biden’s Made in America tax plan, part of the newly announced American Jobs Plan. Importantly, this tax plan would generate new funding to pay for a sustained increase in investments in...
CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: How PACE Gets Utilized Across All Market Segments
Each market segment has its own view of why PACE is valuable and this workshop provided insights and details into each.
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...
POWER Initiative Evaluation: Factors and Results of Project ImplementationMembers only Login
This report by Chamberlin/Dunn offers an evaluation of two consecutive years (FY19-FY20) of the Appalachian Regional Commission's POWER Initiative. The report aims to understand successes, challenges, and lessons learned through implementation, and...
Success Factors, Challenges, and Early Impacts of the POWER Initiative: An Implementation EvaluationMembers only Login
This evaluation was designed to help ARC and its stakeholders learn from the POWER Program's implementation successes and challenges; identify technical assistance needs; and report on the qualitative impact of investments made, to date, with POWER...
Retroactive PACE Financing: Eligible States
This map includes states where projects are eligible for Retroactive PACE financing and includes a summary of state-by-state guidelines.
CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Retroactive PACE
During this installment of the 2021 CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Retroactive PACE, we explored the in-depth consideration for making Retroactive PACE a reality for an eligible property owner.
Large-Scale Solar Development: A Playbook for Southwest VirginiaMembers only Login
To ensure that Virginia's coal country doesn't miss out on opportunities in large-scale solar, the Solar Foundation and the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia have developed a step-by-step guide for how municipalities and counties can encourage...
CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: PACE Program Capitalization
This is the fifth webinar of the 2020 CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: PACE Program Capitalization. Speakers included: Colin Kalvas, Associate Attorney, Bricker & Eckler LLP; Lain Gutierrez, CEO, CleanFund; Michael Linder, Loan Officer, Saint Paul...
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain. This graphic is designed to be a guide for which programs are best suited for different parts of the supply chain.
CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Policy and the Future of PACE
This is the fourth webinar of the 2020 CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Policy and the Future of PACE. Speakers included: Jason Tiemeier, Associate, Bricker & Eckler LLP; Clifton Kellogg, Executive Director, C-PACE Alliance; Elyssa Rothe, Director...
An Infrastructure Stimulus Plan for the COVID-19 RecessionMembers only Login
This Brookings Institute brief uses historical data and the earliest indicators from the COVID-19 downturn to make the case for a people-first approach to federal infrastructure stimulus. The total cost of these programs would range from $167...
CDFA–Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Focusing on Sustainability Using PACE
This is the third webinar of the 2020 CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: Focusing on Sustainability Using PACE. Speakers included: Brooke A. Mangiarelli with Bricker & Eckler LLP, Eric Alini with Counterpointe Real Estate Solutions, Mayor Ben Kessler...
CDFA–Bricker PACE Webinar Series: PACE Program Efficiency - Managing An Effective PACE Program
This is the second webinar of the 2020 CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: PACE Program Efficiency - Managing An Effective PACE Program. Speakers included: Chris Jones with Bricker & Eckler LLP, Josh Campbell with Missouri Energy Initiative, Jeremy...
CDFA–Bricker PACE Webinar Series: PACE 101 - The Basics of PACE Financing
This is the first webinar of the 2020 CDFA-Bricker PACE Webinar Series: PACE 101 - The Basics of PACE Financing. Speakers included: Caleb Bell with Bricker & Eckler, Norma Horwitz with Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, John Costlow with...
COVID-19 Rebirth Using Proven Tools
This white paper looks at how 5 successful programs can be used to finance the recovery from COVID-19. The 5 programs are C-PACE and R-PACE, State Historic Tax Credits, State Opportunity Zones Programs, State New Markets Tax Credits, and Solar and...
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and...
Renewable Energy Finance Brief: Green Bonds
This brief, published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), posits that reallocating global capital into sustainable solutions requires a greater supply of effective and desirable capital market instrument. Green bonds help bridge...
Roadmap to Redevelopment Report: Ramsey, MN
The Roadmap to Redevelopment Report was developed through a 2-day process that included interviews with numerous stakeholders from the government, agriculture, business, and non-profit sectors. The plan provides a framework for the financing of the...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: P3s That Fuel The EconomyMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will explore how major projects are able to access private and public capital to construct extra large P3 deals in the U.S.
NMEDD - Economic Development Innovation Task Force ReportMembers only Login
In 2019, the Governor signed House Memorial 16 directing the Economic Development Department (NMEDD) to bring together stakeholders and convene an Economic Development Innovation Task Force to spur collaboration and innovative discussions on methods...
Precedents for the National Climate Bank - Federal Financing via Independent InstitutionsMembers only Login
The National Climate Bank Act of 2019 was introduced in the U.S. Senate on July 8, and in the House on December 12, 2019. This paper discusses their lessons and precedents for the National Climate Bank, including relevant details of their formation,...
The World Bank - Green Bond Impact Report 2019Members only Login
The World Bank's 2019 Green Bond Impact Report shows investors how we are working with our member countries to support their climate finance efforts and deliver results, on a project-by-project basis.
Introduction to C-PACE in New YorkMembers only Login
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) provides long-term, low-cost financing for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects for commercial buildings. Unlike traditional financing, repayment is secured through a benefit...
Available CFA Resources - New York Regional Economic Development CouncilsMembers only Login
In 2011, Governor Cuomo created ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) to advance the administration’s efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. This 2019...
Summary of the GREEN Act Discussion DraftMembers only Login
This is a section-by-section summary of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now ("GREEN") Act. The GREEN Act would extend the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) until 2024. It would also extend the...
Incorporating PACE Into Complex Projects - Rachel Davis, Caleb Bell, Jerry Brunswick, Frances Kern Mennone, Scott RingleinMembers only Login
Rachel Davis, Caleb Bell, Jerry Brunswick, Frances Kern Mennone, and Scott Ringlein present Incorporationg PACE Into Complex Projects.
Idaho Economic Development Association Summer 2019 ReportMembers only Login
This summer 2019 performance report from the Idaho Economic Development Association discusses economic development in Idaho and offers several case studies.
Mortgage Lender’s Guide to C-PACE: Lender Consent
To document the C-PACE financing, most programs require mortgage holders to consent to the assessment because, like other property tax assessments, the claim for delinquent C-PACE payments is typically on par with normal property taxes.
EDA FY2019 Disaster Supplemental NOFO Webinar SlidesMembers only Login
This webinar, hosted by the EDA, provided info about the content of the 2019 Disaster Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). It helped attendees increase understanding of eligibility and EDA’s application submission and review process,...
Designing and Operating Homeownership Programs on Tribal LandsMembers only Login
The purpose of this guide is to offer tribal leadership in New Mexico with a comprehensive overview of the steps required to create homeownership programs on reservation land, with a particular focus on the mortgage lending process.
Clean Energy For Low Income Communities ToolkitMembers only Login
The Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) was a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and state and local governments to lower energy bills for low-income communities.
Regional Resilience Toolkit: 5 Steps to Build Large Scale Resilience to Natural DisasterMembers only Login
Cities, regions, and states across the country are facing natural disasters that can have devastating effects on life, property, the economy, and ecosystems. Climate change is already having observable effects on the environment, and past conditions...
e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
Report of the Cost Recovery Temporary Tax Policy Task ForceMembers only Login
This report to the Senate Finance Committee focused on cost recovery provisions in the tax code that have expired as of July 2019. These included the Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, recovery provisions for entertainment...
USDA Report on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity 2019Members only Login
On April 25, 2017, the President of the United States established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity through Executive Order 13790. The purpose and function of the Task Force was to identify legislative, regulatory, and...
Growing Green Bond Markets: The Development of Taxonomies to Identify Green Assets Members only Login
Green bond guidelines are being implemented across the globe to support issuers and investors in selecting and reporting on suitable projects. However, a gap of adoption of green definitions remains, suggesting the need to develop consistent...
Financing Low-Carbon Buildings and Energy Efficiency in the Green Bond MarketMembers only Login
There are substantial opportunities to leverage green bonds to finance low-carbon buildings and energy efficiency in the country. Issuance across the world shows that capital markets can be accessed to finance energy efficiency and buildings....
Farmers' Guide to Solar and Wind Energy in MNMembers only Login
In 2017, Minnesota ranked seventh in the nation for wind power generation and sixth in the nation for solar power generation With the potential for further growth in this sector, many farmers across rural Minnesota are considering whether...
C-PACE for Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
How C-PACE can be used in Opportunity Zones featuring case studies of completed projects.
Reducing Energy Burden for Low-income Residents in Multifamily Housing with Solar Energy Members only Login
When paired with energy efficiency measures, cost effective solar energy systems can support state and local program administrators’ goals to reduce low-income household energy burden. Energy burden is the share or percentage of annual household...
Iowa's Biomass Conversion Action Plan 2018Members only Login
Consumption of renewable energy in the United States is at the highest level in history, contributing to energy security and other economic and environmental benefits. The largest single source of renewable energy is biomass, representing nearly...
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