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
to gain access to the entire database.
Putting Private Capital to Work in Rural Infrastructure
Authored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, this paper highlights examples of rural areas that have successfully overcome issues of size, resources, and experience to create successful partnerships with the private sector.
Creative Infrastructure Financing ApproachesMembers only Login
As budgets are stretched and new rules are created, it can be difficult to pull together funding for necessary infrastructure improvements and community facilities. Adam Pope explores proven approaches for financing rail/freight intermodal facility...
Arvada: Tax Increment Financing in ActionMembers only Login
Tax increment financing is a flexible and creative financing tool that can support development projects throughout Colorado. The Arvada Urban Renewal Authority shares their successes of using TIF for a number of different projects including housing,...
Financing Local & Regional Food EnterprisesMembers only Login
James Barham, Rural Business-Cooperative Service - USDA Rural Development, covers the role of USDA and Rural Development, stages of business development and capital stacking, financing food enterprises example, and USDA resources to support local...
Financing Solutions for Rural EnergyMembers only Login
Gregory Montgomery with CleanSource talks about the AlabamaSAVES and NC Ag Finance Authority Green Community Programs. He explains how they were financed, and what were the securities, structures, and funding sources used.
Community Facilities ProgramsMembers only Login
Terence McGhee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture covers the Community Facilities Programs including the requirements, types of projects, and types of products available through the program.
The REED FundMembers only Login
Angie Neises of the Rural Electric Economic Development, Inc. describes the process of operating a loan fund for infrastructure and economic base improvement in rural areas.
Revolving Loan Funds - USDAMembers only Login
Kristi Kubista-Hovis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture details the many forms of capital available from USDA that can be used to capitalize revolving loan funds and how one can apply for these sources.
Public Finance Investment BankingMembers only Login
Bob Pennington, Nick Roederer, and Natalie Wabich of Raymond James explore the financing trends for rural education projects and also covered risk factors, role of foundations, underwriting, areas of opportunity, key indicators, and more.
Rural Healthcare TrendsMembers only Login
Doug Johnson, Principal, Stroudwater Associates, overviews trends in rural healthcare including the industry transition, implications for hospitals and clinics, and the vision for the future.
Making Healthcare PersonalMembers only Login
Jay Christensen of Mahaska Health Partnership, shares his story and project detailing the existing facility, building vs. remodeling, costs, financing, new services, impact on the community, and more.