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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...
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.
The Case for the Clean Energy and Sustainability AcceleratorMembers only Login
These are the slides from the Coalition for Green Capital's virtual presentation, "The Case for the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator".
Federal Brownfields Tax Incentive: Case Studies and ImpactsMembers only Login
The federal Brownfields Tax Incentive was established by Congress in 1997 and was in place for 14 years but was not renewed by Congress in 2012. The report sponsors are concerned that there was insufficient information about the outstanding success...
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...
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...
National SSBCI 2.0 Call - March 26, 2021
SSBCI was signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. CDFA hosted this National SSBCI 2.0 Call serving as an interface between Treasury and stakeholders during the rulemaking process. On March 26, 2021, we discussed insights and...
Legislative Analysis for Counties: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021Members only Login
As part of the American Rescue Plan's $362 billion in federal fiscal recovery aid for state and local governments, $65.1 billion is provided in direct aid to counties and an additional $1.5 billion for public land counties. This analysis by the...
National SSBCI 2.0 Call - March 11, 2021
SSBCI was signed into law as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. CDFA hosted this National SSBCI 2.0 Call with interested stakeholders on March 11, 2021, to discuss SSBCI 2.0. We discussed key SSBCI 2.0 questions and timelines. We also...
Revolving Loan Fund De-federalization – Implementation of the RLF ActMembers only Login
This presentation from the EDA discusses Revolving Loan Fund de-federalization and implementation of the RLF Act passed in late 2020.
Legislative Briefing - February 2021
This CDFA Legislative Briefing took place on February 17, 2021. Topics discussed included re-introducing the Modernizing Agricultural and Manufacturing Bonds Act (MAMBA) and the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) along with the latest...
Private Capital Public Good - Leveraging Impact Investing to Support a Just & Equitable Recovery
This policy paper from the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance outlines 12 specific policy recommendations and ideas with the potential to catalyze more impact investments to help address urgent social, economic, and environmental challenges.
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...
A New Agenda for Community Development Finance - Urban InstituteMembers only Login
In this brief, the Urban Institute identifies seven big ideas to address these concerns that together constitute their “New Agenda for Community Development Finance.” The Seven Big Ideas would Expand Access to Capital, Lessen Racial Disparities, and...
Local and Urban Food Systems: Selected Farm Bill and Other Federal ProgramsMembers only Login
More than 30 USDA grant and loan programs provide support and assistance for local and urban food producers and producer groups. These grant and loan programs may be grouped into several broad program categories, including marketing and promotion;...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - State of the Bond Issuers
During the May 15, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, three top bond issuers discussed how issuers are faring during the COVID-19 crisis, the state of issuers' portfolios, issuers' concern about default risk, and how issuing...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Latest Movements in the Capital Markets
During the April 17, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, panelists discussed the latest movements in the capital markets. Speakers included Mike Decker with the Bond Dealers of America, Eric Kazatsky with Bloomberg Intelligence, Tom...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Strategies for Catalyzing Investment in Communities
During the April 10, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, Bruce Katz from Drexel University, Rachel Reilly from the Economic Innovation Group, and Katie Kramer from CDFA examined relief efforts run by local governments, philanthropic...
Legislative Briefing - April 2020
During this Legislative Briefing, we discussed the latest information about the next stimulus act (Phase 4) from Congress and the urgent actions development finance agencies should take. We examined legislative reactions to the CARES Act, what we...
Summary of the CARES Act
This is a summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act from the Congressional Research Service. This is the third in a series of legislative packages addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Federal, State, and Local Responses to COVID-19
On the March 27, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, we discussed how Development Finance Agencies have initially responded to COVID-19, examined Congressional legislation, analyzed how federal agencies are reacting, and looked at a...
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,...
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...
Opportunity Zone Reporting & Reform Act of 2019 - Detailed SummaryMembers only Login
The proposal requires information reporting from both Opportunity Funds and their investors. QOFs are required to report identifying information, amount and composition of assets, names and taxpayer identification numbers of investors, the amounts...
Historic Tax Credit Enhancement Act - October 2019 Senate BillMembers only Login
This is the text of the Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act. The Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate in October 2019 by Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
CDFA 2018 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
In 2018, the 50 states and the District of Columbia received $37.1 billion in new volume cap allocation, an increase of nearly $1.8 billion from 2017. Total private activity bond issuance slightly decreased from $24.86 billion in 2017 to $24.14...
2019 Q2 CDFA Quarterly Legislative Update
In the second Quarterly Legislative Update of 2019, CDFA's Legislative Team discussed progress on pending CDFA legislation, other pending development finance legislation such as extenders, as well as what to expect from Congress in the coming months.
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...
State Farm to School Policy Handbook 2018Members only Login
The State Farm to School Policy Handbook: 2002-2018 is a tool for those working to advance the farm to school movement, whose core elements include local food procurement, school gardens, and food and agriculture education. The Handbook summarizes...
2019 Q1 CDFA Quarterly Legislative Update
In this first quarter installment of the CDFA Quarterly Legislative Update, CDFA's Legislative Team provides an update on what we can expect from Congress in 2019, an overview of the 2019 CDFA Policy Agenda and a briefing on our recent conversations...
Effective Use of Property Tax Incentives - Lincoln InstituteMembers only Login
This study was published by the Lincoln Institute. The authors examine how to make property-tax incentives for business more effective. They find that governments should not approve every incentive request, target use of incentives, avoid incentive...
CDFA Disaster-area Recovery Bonds Memorandum
The CDFA Disaster-area Recovery Bonds Memorandum outlines the CDFA national legislative proposal for a permanent category of Disaster-area Recovery Bonds.
2018 Q3 CDFA Quarterly Legislative Update
In this third quarter installment of the Quarterly Legislative Update, CDFA's Legislative Team provided a progress report on pending CDFA legislation, an update on Tax Reform 2.0 and other major Congressional initiatives, and what to expect from...
Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act
The Investing in Competitive Clean Energy Act is a CDFA legislative proposal that would fund credit enhancement tools and provide credit support for clean energy bond finance structures.
The Latest on Opportunity ZonesMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. Katie Kramer with CDFA, Kip Wahlers with Ice Miller LLP, and Shannon Martin with Bricker...
CDFA 2017 Annual Volume Cap Report: An Analysis of Private Activity Bond & Volume Cap Trends
In 2017, the 50 states and the District of Columbia received $35.3 billion in new volume cap allocation, an increase of $205.3 million from 2016. Even though total volume cap capacity was lower in 2017, total private activity bond issuance increased...
Disaster Recovery Bond Financing: Considerations for CongressMembers only Login
This report, produced by the National Association of Bond Lawyers, provides Congress with a blueprint for permanent disaster relief financing mechanisms.
Opportunity Zones in MissouriMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. Sarah Steller of the Economic Innovation Group discusses the new tax law, its...
Wisconsin State Housing Tax CreditMembers only Login
The changes and trends in the affordable housing industry have a large impact on Wisconsin communities. Continuing to provide an adequate number of homes affordable to low and moderate income households is increasingly difficult. Luckily, there are...
Impact of Tax Reform on Community Economic Development ToolsMembers only Login
Rebecca Mitich with Husch Blackwell discusses the new tax law, its implications on development finance with a special focus on Opportunity Zones and their potential impact in underserved communities.
Legislative Update: Overview of Tax Reform, Municipal Market Impact, Economic Trends and Outlook Members only Login
Kurt Gessaman, Vice President with US Bank, illustrates the current state of the market since the latest tax reforms.
Opportunity Zones: North Carolina Low-Income CommunitiesMembers only Login
Napoleon Wallace, North Carolina Deputy Secretary of Commerce, provides an update on the current state of Opportunity Zones in the newly designated state of North Carolina.
Tax Reform in MissouriMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state will discuss the latest development finance legislation and their potential effects on the economic development industry. Linda Matkowski of Stern Brothers discusses the new tax law, its implications on...
CY 2017 NMTC AwardeesMembers only Login
This report contains information on the calendar year 2017 New Markets Tax Credit allocatees. $3.5 billion in New Markets Tax Credits have been awarded nationally this year.
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