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CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series
March 1, April 12, June 14, August 23, October 25, December 13
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern

-Overview

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series is an exclusive, six-part online offering that will convene finance experts from several federal agencies to discuss the variety of federal programs available to restore local economies, preserve small businesses, invest in our communities, and protect our environment.

In the last year, two major pieces of legislation have changed the federal funding landscape with new programs being created through the American Rescue Plan and the Investment in Infrastructure Jobs Act. During each webinar, CDFA will feature timely and in-depth conversations with federal financing experts discussing new programs, updates to existing programs, and the latest strategies for applying and deploying funding. Representatives from various agencies, including DOC, EDA, NIST, HUD, EPA, DOE, USDA, Treasury, and SBA will join us for these discussions.

This series complements the information featured in the CDFA Federal Financing Clearinghouse, provides an in-depth discussion about key federal programs, and offers new and innovative ideas for how communities can utilize federal financing programs. As new programs emerge, they will be highlighted throughout the series.

CDFA maintains strong relationships with federal agencies, giving attendees unprecedented access to the inner-workings of the government's economic development finance activities. We leverage these relationships to offer insider access to the newest initiatives from every agency and help communities prepare for funding and submit applications.

To participate, register for a single webinar or the entire series, and CDFA will send you reminders for each webinar as they are hosted. All webinars will be recorded and presentation materials will be shared with the attendees for long-term viewing.

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-Agenda

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Capacity Building Programs from EDA and NIST
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the Department of Commerce to support projects in communities of all sizes. Featured programs include funding opportunities through the Economic Development Administration, like the Build to Scale (B2S) Program, the Revolving Loan Fund Program, the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) Program, and the Public Works Program and recent activities at National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Learning about these programs can help fund projects in your community such as investing in physical infrastructure, developing new small business access to capital tools, building scalable startups, and creating and retaining manufacturing jobs.
Speaker(s)
  • Craig Buerstatte, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Regional Affairs, U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Brett Doney, President & Chief Executive Officer, Great Falls Montana Development Authority
  • Pravina Raghavan, Director, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Affordable Housing Financing Resources from HUD
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support projects in affordable housing and disaster relief on both the state and local levels. Featured programs include the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Choice Neighborhoods Program, Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program, as well as Community Development Block Grants. Learning about these programs can help with projects in your community such as revitalizing distressed public and/or assisted housing, providing home purchase or rehabilitation financing assistance to eligible homeowners and new homebuyers, construction, reconstruction, or installation of public facilities, and even activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources.
Speaker(s)
  • Peter H Huber, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Jorge Morales, Community Planning and Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Seema Thomas, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Savin Ven Johnson, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Creating More Equitable Environments with the EPA
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to encourage development strategies that protect human health and the environment while also creating economic opportunities. Featured programs include the Brownfields & Land Revitalization Program, State & Local Energy programs, and Environmental Justice Grants and Technical Assistance. Learning about these programs can help with projects in your community such as addressing pollution, empowering residents in environmental decisions in their community, assessing and cleaning up brownfields, and investing in sustainable energy programs.
Speaker(s)
  • Misty Crosby, Executive Director, Buckeye Hills Regional Council
  • Karen Fligger, Deputy Director, WIFIA Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • David Lloyd, Director, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Michelle Madeley, Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • David Tancabel, Environmental Policy Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Financing Community Energy Needs with the Department of Energy
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the U.S. Department of Energy for renewable energy and energy efficiency infrastructure needs. Featured programs include the State Energy Program, EERE Exchange Grants, Weatherization Assistance Program, and loan programs (including the Title XVII Innovative Clean Energy Projects Loan Program). Learning about these programs can help with projects in your community such as providing funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development and implementation, and funding networks that provide weatherization services to low-income families.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tools for Rural Communities from USDA
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for financing broadband, food systems, healthy food access, and small businesses – all with a focus on rural areas. Featured programs include the ReConnect Program, Intermediary Relending Program, Rural Business Development Grants, Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program, and the Local Foods Local Places Program. Learning about these programs can help with projects in your community such as constructing or improving facilities to provide broadband service, creating and maintaining jobs in rural communities, reducing poverty in rural communities, creating business plans and feasibility studies, and forming rural business incubators.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tools for Economic Growth with Treasury and SBA
This session of the Federal Financing Webinar Series will highlight the resources available at the U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration to finance economic growth in distressed communities. Featured programs include the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the CDFI Fund, New Market Tax Credits, and other small business financing programs like SBA 504 and 7a. Learning about these programs can help with projects in your community such as leveraging private lending to help finance underserved small businesses and manufacturers, creating and retaining jobs, as well as funding alternative energy solutions, supermarkets, and critical resources in distressed urban and rural communities.

-Location

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series will take place on Zoom. The webinars will be held on March 1, April 12, June 14, August 23, October 25, December 13, 2022. You must have access to a computer and internet to attend the webinars.

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterward. Only attendees who purchase the webinars will have access to the online recordings. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.

-Registration

CDFA has provided two options for registering for the CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series.

Individual Webinars
Participants can register at any time for an individual webinar:

CDFA Member: $55
Non-Member: $75

Full Webinar Series
Participants can register for the full series and receive a significant discount, compared to registering for individual webinars:

CDFA Member: $275
Non-Member: $395

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterward. Only attendees who purchase either an individual webinar or the full series will have access to the online recordings. Attendees who miss a webinar will also have access to the online recording.

Register