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Search Results: Legislative
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Business Oregon to Offer Free SSBCI WebinarsMembers only Login
Business Oregon is offering several free webinars about the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program in September. See Business Oregon's website for descriptions of the webinar content, registration information, and additional details...
Maryland Governor Hogan Announces State's SSBCI Programs Now OpenMembers only Login
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Maryland programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative are open. Up to $198M in federal small business relief is being administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community...
Cannabis Administration And Opportunity ActMembers only Login
The comprehensive legislation would end federal cannabis prohibition by removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act; empower states to create their own cannabis laws; ensure federal regulation protects public health and safety; and...
Defining Distress: Lessons from the Federally Chartered Regional CommissionsMembers only Login
Widening geographic inequality in the United States has shifted federal policymakers' attention to investing in "places" as well as "people." Given the large proportion of rural places in the Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional...
CDFA's Analysis of SSBCI Guidelines for the Technical Assistance Grant Program
CDFA's analysis of the TA Grant Program Guidelines highlights key provisions and is not comprehensive of all program requirements. View Treasury’s dedicated SSBCI webpage and CDFA’s SSBCI Resource Center for additional program information, updates,...
CDFA Letter with SSBCI Interim Final Rule Comments
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and its SSBCI Coalition write to provide comments in response to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Interim Final Rule on Demographics-Related Reporting Requirements for the SSBCI program. Detailed...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement ActMembers only Login
U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill reforming Opportunity Zones, the tax incentive for individuals who reinvest unrealized...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act One PagerMembers only Login
Senators Booker and Scott and Representatives Kind and Kelly, along with Senators Warner, Young, and Van Hollen, and Representatives Sewell, Walorski, and Kildee, propose a series of improvements to the Opportunity Zones policy to further their...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act Section-by-Section SummaryMembers only Login
This resource offers a section-by-section summary of the bipartisan, bicameral bill to reform opportunity zones introduced by Senators Booker, Scott, and Kelly. This legislation would reinstating and expanding the reporting requirements, ending...
Sign-on! Letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Issued by CDFA and the SSBCI Coalition
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and the national State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Coalition call on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to fully implement the SSBCI program, and immediately deploy capital to Eligible...
Hawkins Advisory: The Federal Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act
Hawkins Advisory discusses recent federal legislation that addresses a variety of legal issues arising from the anticipated June 30, 2023 phase-out of the use of United States dollar denominated LIBOR.
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...
SSBCI for Tribal Governments
CDFA and guest speakers from The Choctaw Nation and gener8tor held this webinar on March 11, 2022 for a discussion on how Tribal Governments can utilize the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program. During this webinar, CDFA provided...
The American Rescue Plan – One Year Later Impact in the StatesMembers only Login
Celebrate one year since the passage of the American Rescue Plan, take a look at this report for early successes from across the country to see how investments from state and local officials from NewDEAL’s network of innovative leaders are not only...
Using SLFRF with the Housing Credit Sign-On Letter to CongressMembers only Login
The undersigned organizations, including representatives of state and local governments and the affordable housing industry, strongly urge you to adjust the underlying statute of the SLFRF program to facilitate its use with the Low Income Housing...
Advancing Equity: Review of the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Implement a Racial Equity AgendaMembers only Login
This report reviews the Biden administration’s key efforts and accomplishments to advance equity in its first year and outlines future policies needed to build a better and more dynamic nation that equitably respects the rights and meets the needs...
Establishing Task Force for Implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure LawMembers only Login
President Biden signed an Executive Order outlining the Administration’s implementation priorities and establishing an Infrastructure Implementation Task Force to coordinate the law’s effective implementation.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law GuidebookMembers only Login
This guidebook is a roadmap to the funding available under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It explains, in as much detail as currently available, how much funding is available at the program level. The primary goal is to help partners across the...
USDA Advancing Equity in Distressed Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the Department is increasing the maximum loan amount to $400,000 under the Intermediary Relending Program. This change is in accordance with provisions in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018...
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...
SSBCI 2.0: Big Capital for Small Business — Can the Nation Deliver?Members only Login
SSBCI 2.0 is an ambitious renewal (and dramatic scaling) of an Obama-era small business program that poses unique opportunities and challenges to our nation’s capital delivery systems. This resource outlines three strategies for deploying SSBCI 2.0...
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...
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,...
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