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Search Results: Access to Capital\Loan Guarantees
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CDFA Food Systems Finance Best Practices Guidebook
Linking development finance and food systems can be a daunting undertaking for any community. Research on the current ecosystem of food systems finance has positioned CDFA to identify key strategies for the path ahead in this work. The Food Systems...
Analysis of Updated SSBCI Guidelines
CDFA hosted this public briefing on November 22, 2021 to provide an overview of the new SSBCI Capital Program Policy Guidelines as well as application timelines and requirements. CDFA along with representatives from Treasury discussed key provisions...
SSBCI Implementation Guidance Highlight Summary and Reader’s Guide - gener8torMembers only Login
Gener8tor produced this summary/reading guide of the SSBCI guidance that the U.S. Department of the Treasury released on November 10, 2021.
SSBCI Programs Fact Sheet - November 2021
This November 2021 Fact Sheet from the U.S. Department of the Treasury discusses the five types of SSBCI programs. The programs available under SSBCI are 1) Venture Capital Programs, 2) Loan Participation Programs, 3) Loan Guarantee Programs, 4)...
CDFA's Analysis of Capital Program Policy Guidelines for the State Small Business Credit Initiative
CDFA’s analysis of the November 2021 SSBCI Capital Program Policy Guidelines is meant to provide a high-level overview of key provisions and is not comprehensive of all updates and changes to the April 2014 policy guidelines.
SSBCI General Info Fact Sheet (2021)
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) reauthorizes and amends the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program. ARPA provides a combined $10 billion to states, the District of Columbia, territories, and Tribal governments to help...
Relief for HUD Section 108 Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19
The following questions and answers document describes actions that can be taken by HUD and communities to assist Section 108 business borrowers experiencing economic distress as a result of coronavirus.
Big Ideas for Small Business
This report provides a five-step roadmap towards a more inclusive, dynamic, and productive small-business sector. The report breaks down the five steps into ten major policy recommendations with detailed policy proposals. It was authored by the...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Capital Solutions: Realigning Assets, Evaluating Risk
During the May 8, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, panelists discussed realigning assets to address the COVID-19 crisis, evaluating the risk of not doing anything versus the risk of losing capital, capital solutions that are...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Updates from SBA and HUD on PPP, EIDL, CDBG
During the April 24, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, listeners were given updates from SBA and HUD on early statistics for the PPP and EIDL programs, as well as additional actions taken by both agencies such as payment forgiveness...
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and...
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...
COVID-19 Weekly Briefing - Innovative Small Business Relief Programs
During the April 3, 2020 Weekly COVID-19 Development Finance Briefing, experts from the North Carolina Rural Center, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the New Orleans Business Alliance discussed their respective approaches to local...
EX-IM Bank FY 2019 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This is the annual report for the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EX-IM Bank) for FY19. In FY 2019, EXIM authorized a total of nearly $8.2 billion to support approximately $9.1 billion of U.S. exports and an estimated 34,000 American jobs.
COVID-19 Emergency Loans & Small Business Checklist - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.
Rethinking Disaster Relief for Small Businesses
The public health system in the United States, suffering from budget and staffing cuts precipitated by the Great Recession and current administration’s decisions, does not have the capacity to address the coronavirus crisis. These authors are...
How to Rescue Main Street From Coronavirus Before It’s Too Late
It is now clear that the coronavirus pandemic will exact a staggering toll on the American economy. By any measure, an economy that not long ago had driven Americans' confidence in the labor market and optimism about their financial security to...
Illinois Finance Authority's Participation Loan ProgramMembers only Login
Stan Luboff with the Illinois Finance Authority discusses IFA's new participation loan program.
FY2017 Capital Magnet Fund Awards Members only Login
The fiscal year (FY) 2017 award round is the third round in the Capital Magnet Fund’s history. 40 organizations received $120 million in awards including 52 loan funds, 7 banks/thrifts, 3 credit unions, 2 depository institution holding companies,...
Strengthening Access to Capital ProgramsMembers only Login
James Key-Wallace, Executive Director at New Hampshire Business Finance Authority, discusses access to capital and the benefits of leveraging public sector support for even greater private sector investment and explore a variety of programs...
Strengthening Access to Capital ProgramsMembers only Login
Vincent DiCara, Owner of DiCara Training and Consulting, LLC, discusses access to capital and the benefits of leveraging public sector support for even greater private sector investment and explore a variety of programs available in the region.
The Federal RRIF Loan ProgramMembers only Login
This report by Richard Sherman of The Seneca Group LLC provides an overview of the federal Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan program. The document reviews the purpose of and application process for the program and also...
Evaluation of the SSBCI ProgramMembers only Login
This report summarizes the outcomes of 142 state credit support and investment programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which supported over $8 billion in new lending and investing to small businesses since 2011. The...
Industrial Developer FundMembers only Login
The Industrial Developer Fund is a mayoral priority and will help ensure that both longstanding businesses and new firms have the space to grow and evolve, preserving and creating good jobs in New York City.
Investment & Accessing Capital in MinnesotaMembers only Login
Investment and access to capital tools drive business and industry growth in the state. Nancy Libersky (SBA) explores the most innovative and effective access to capital tools being administered in Minnesota.
Unlocking Capital AccessMembers only Login
Representatives from the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity and California Pollution Control Financing Authority look at how California creates access to capital for micro businesses and enterprises.
An Overview of Development Finance Programs in California's Treasurer's OfficeMembers only Login
Jeree Glasser-Hendrick of the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee provides an in-depth look at the wide range of development fiance resources available through the California State Treasurer's Office.
Quick Reference to SBA Loan Guaranty Programs
In this comparison chart by the Small Business Administration, learn about the differences between the various loan guaranty programs offered by the federal government.
Growing Investments in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Tony Logan, State Director of Ohio Rural Development for the USDA, explains the importance of local and regionalized food systems, in addition to different finance mechanisms through the USDA that benefit local and regional stakeholders.
Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan ProgramMembers only Login
Through the Business & Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program program, USDA Rural Development guarantees loans rather than lending directly to Oregonians. A commercial lender requests the B&I guarantee and, if approved, it makes and services the...
Access to Capital and Credit in Appalachia and the Impact of the Financial Crisis and Recession on Lending and Finance in the RegionMembers only Login
In 2011, the Appalachian Regional Commission commissioned this study of recent trends and availability of capital and credit for small businesses in the Appalachian Region. Many trends, data, and findings are highlighted throughout the lengthy...
SSBCI Best Practices: Loan Guarantee ProgramsMembers only Login
This SSBCI Best Practices document shares best practices for SSBCI Loan Guarantee Programs for state managers which includes information on program design, operations, marketing, monitoring and evaluation.
The Bottom Line: Public-Private Finance Tools for Energy EfficiencyMembers only Login
The World Resources Institute explores five public-private financing mechanisms to help governments and business understand how they can leverage energy efficiency investments.
Decision Implementing 2013-14 Energy Efficiency Financing Pilot ProgramsMembers only Login
On September 19th, the California Public Utilities Commission launched a suite of residential and non-residential pilot programs designed to spur private sector investment in energy efficiency projects throughout the state. This document details the...
Anatomy of the Deal: CE+BFI Examines Innovative NYSERDA Bond Deal
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative crafted an 'Anatomy of the Deal' document to highlight the main aspects of the NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bond project and provide a comprehensive list of resources.
CEFIA - Clean Energy Incentive ProgramsMembers only Login
Brian Farnen with Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) discusses the organization's clean energy inventive programs. Farnen demonstrates the array of programs the green bank is able to offer, that are rare within the traditional...
Idaho Collateral Support Program - Assisting Small Businesses Access CreditMembers only Login
Cory Phelps with Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) provides an overview of IHFA's access to capital tools, eligible loans, program highlights, partnerships and more.
Reduce Risk, Increase Clean Energy: How States & Cities Are Using Old Finance Tools To Scale Up A New Industry
The Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative released this report detailing how states and cities are using bonds and other existing tools to finance clean energy development. The report explores state and city examples of new financial structures,...
GAO Report: COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 - Federal Loan Guarantees for Innovative Technologies In ManufacturingMembers only Login
The America COMPETES Act was authorized to provide loan guarantees for small- or medium-sized manufacturers for the use or production of innovative technologies. To determine the status of the Department of Commerce's efforts to execute this...
Michigan Community Revitalization Program OverviewMembers only Login
The Michigan Community Revitalization Program (MCRP) is an incentive program available from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF), in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), designed to promote community revitalization...
Ohio Housing Finance Agency - Qualified Allocation PlanMembers only Login
The Housing Credit Program (LIHTC Program) is a federal income tax incentive program designed to increase the supply of quality affordable rental housing by assisting with the financing of development costs. Since 1987, the OHFA has used the Housing...
Funding Economic Development With JobsOhio & ODSAMembers only Login
JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency offers a comprehensive package of financial and technical assistance resources that support job creation and retention through site location, infrastructure development, and capital investment by...
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