Technical Assistance


CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series: Financing Disaster Resiliency in Rural Communities

The aftermath of a natural disaster often creates an economic disaster as communities struggle to rebuild and support their residents. For rural communities, the shock is often felt more acutely because there are fewer resources to invest in updated infrastructure, housing, and retrofitted buildings. During the first installment of the CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series, hear about a new technical assistance program from CDFA designed to support rural communities that have recently experienced a natural disaster. Experts discussed the variety of financing tools available from federal, state, and local sources to encourage investment resilient infrastructure.

To view the presentation (without audio) click here.

Expert Panelists on this Webinar:

Katie Kramer, Moderator
Vice President
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Alessandra Jerolleman
Associate Professor of Emergency Management
Jacksonville State University

Amanda Martin
Deputy Chief Resilience Officer
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Michelle Stephens
Program Director
California Association for Local Economic Development

Additional Resources

Learn more about the Community Facilities Technical Assistance Program here


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