Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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MA Local Food Action PlanMembers only Login
We all eat, and therefore we are all important participants in the food system. The choices we make about the food we buy and where we buy it drive production, influence markets, support economies close to Introduction 18 || Massachusetts Local Food...
Economics and LID PracticesMembers only Login
Low Impact Development (LID) represents one of the most progressive trends in the area of stormwater management and water quality. This approach involves utilizing strategies to control precipitation as close to its source as possible in order to...
Financing Sustainable Water InfrastructureMembers only Login
New financing models and pricing flexibility, which are necessary to pay for new infrastructure and to support legacy systems, provide enormous opportunity for positive transformation necessary to keep pace with the rapid changes being experienced...
Financing Resilient InfrastructureMembers only Login
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Office of Economic Resilience released this fact sheet on financing high-performance infrastructure, which are designed to help stretch public funding further. They are also useful for communities that...
Recap of EIP Concept and Timeline
Toby Rittner, CDFA, gives a recap of the Energy Investment Partnership (EIP) concept, timeline, and first webinar in the series. He also describes the first Fact Sheet that was released and discusses resources to support EIP development
EIP: GC-HELP & GC-PACE
Chris Calvert, Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance, discusses the agency, energy efficiency & renewable energy services, and market focus.
Genevieve Sherman, Head of New Markets and Partnerships, at Greenworks Lending discusses the greenworks process, including prescreens, development and underwriting, and approval and closing.
Keeping PACE in Texas
Charlene Heydinger, Texas PACE Authority, discusses PACE in Texas and the PACE in a box model.
Roadmap to ResilienceMembers only Login
This report summarizes the outcomes of RE.invest, an 18-month predevelopment process with eight US cities and teams of leading private sector design, engineering, law, and finance experts. The results are examples of the types of projects made...
Energy Investment Partnerships Webinar Series - CAEATFA
Deana Carrillo, Executive Director, of California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority discusses existing programs and pilot programs that complement existing programs that support small business energy efficiency.
Six Stages of Solar BankabilityMembers only Login
In this paper, ABB examines the first five stages of solar development to see how the decisions made during the development process affect a project’s bankability. ABB then takes a look at a crucial sixth stage, customer enablement. This stage...
USDA Rural Development 2015 Progress ReportMembers only Login
The USDA Rural Development 2015 Progress Report details the tangible results across rural America that stemmed from investments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development team in local businesses, community infrastructure,...
Legal Issues in PACE FinancingMembers only Login
Caleb Bell of Bricker & Eckler provides an overview of several legal issues involved utilizing PACE financing. He provides specifics regarding state authorizing legislation, special assessments, lien priority, federal regulatory issues, and state...
Understanding PACE FinancingMembers only Login
David Gabrielson with PACE Now provides an overview of the basics of PACE, what makes a PACE project and deal, and who can use PACE. He gives an overview of residential and commercial PACE including market stats.
Economic Development 2.0Members only Login
Larry Kosmont of Kosmont Companies introduces Economic Development 2.0, a new way of understanding and implementing economic development to effectively combat sustainability and resource challenges.
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE)
Shelly Haack (Portland Development Commission), Sam Baraso (Multnomah County), and Sam Walker (Energy Trust of Oregon) discuss the process procedures behind PACE as it applies to commercial properties.