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CDFA Summer School
August 5-15, 2024
Daily: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern

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-Overview

It is time to register for the 2024 CDFA Summer School! Two weeks of engaging and innovative online learning from the CDFA Training Institute.

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from our expert practitioners and experience CDFA's most interactive educational event of the year!

CDFA Summer School is a 2-week long virtual series of courses designed to help you accelerate your development finance education, with a curation of seven different training courses to choose from. Attendees may register for up to 4 courses during that timeframe.

All seven courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. This is a great opportunity to stay on track to get the credits you need to earn your certification.

The schedule for the 2024 CDFA Summer School is outlined below. Click on the course name to learn more about the topic and agenda:

Week 1 Course Schedule

Monday & Tuesday
August 5-6, 2024
Wednesday & Thursday
August 7-8, 2024


Week 2 Course Schedule

Monday & Tuesday
August 12-13, 2024
Wednesday & Thursday
August 14-15, 2024


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Course Objectives

  • Complete over half of the course requirements for the DFCP Program
  • Learn about essential development finance tools and techniques
  • Meet industry peers from across the country
  • Discover new financing programs to create in your community
  • Build your professional skills in financing economic development
  • Network with the top minds in development finance

Topics Covered

  • Bonds
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Increment Finance (TIF)
  • Brownfields Finance
  • Energy & Water Finance
  • Housing Finance
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Revolving Loan Funds
  • Federal Programs
  • Best Practices for Development Finance Agencies

Who Should Attend?

  • Bond Issuers
  • Economic Development Professionals
  • Community Development Professionals
  • P3 Practitioners
  • Developers
  • Broker/Dealers and Underwriters
  • Elected Officials
  • Government and Nonprofit Finance Officers
  • Attorneys
  • Accountants
  • Financial Advisors
  • Policy Makers

Course Advisor

Toby Rittner Toby Rittner
Council of Development Finance Agencies
President & CEO, CDFA and Chairman, CDFA Foundation
Toby Rittner is the President & CEO of Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation’s leading and most... (More)
Angela Blatt Angela Blatt
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Director
As Director of Knowledge & Networks Division with the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), Angela focuses on the W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded initiative “Defining the Food System Asset Class,” whereby CDFA explores opportunities for the... (More)
Zeyu Zhang Zeyu Zhang
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Manager, Resources & Content
Zeyu Zhang is the Manager of Resources & Content in the Knowledge & Networks Division of the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). Her focus areas include bond, infrastructure finance, energy, PACE, and P3. She contributes to the team by... (More)
Andres Caro Andres Caro
Council of Development Finance Agencies
Coordinator
Andres Caro is a Coordinator of Knowledge & Networks Division at the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA). His primary areas of expertise encompass brownfields finance, clean energy finance, and minority lending finance programs. In... (More)

-Agenda

Monday, August 5, 2024

Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse - Day One
The Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse is the foundation for all of CDFA’s educational offerings and provides attendees with a basic understanding of bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, federal programs, and best practices of development finance agencies. This course provides the insight and practical information needed to critically understand how economic development is financed and the tools, strategies, and techniques used to build strong communities.

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Tue 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance WebCourse - Day Two

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Wed 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Bond Finance WebCourse - Day One
The Intro Bond Finance WebCourse provides an in-depth look at governmental and qualified private activity bonds, with a focus on industrial development bonds (IDBs), 501(c)(3) non-profit bonds, exempt facility bonds, and other special bond programs authorized by the federal government.
Intro Energy & Water Finance WebCourse - Day One
The Intro Energy & Water Finance WebCourse explores the wide range of tools available for financing energy and water projects, including bonds, PACE finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, and federal support programs. This course will cover how such programs are used throughout the country to encourage investment in large and small projects alike, with additional discussion on important legal, policy, and regulatory considerations.

Thursday, August 8, 2024

Thu 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Bond Finance WebCourse - Day Two
Intro Energy & Water Finance WebCourse - Day Two

Monday, August 12, 2024

Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse - Day One
The Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse will explore the process of creating, operating, and maintaining a community- based PACE program. This two-day course will feature a comprehensive overview of PACE including program design, capital markets analysis, investor attraction, legal and regulatory considerations, market potential, and operations.
Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance WebCourse - Day One
The Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance WebCourse will cover basic P3 concepts, key players involved in transactions, asset valuation, contract negotiation, risk assessment, revenue stream development, and feasibility analysis. In addition, several P3 projects from across the country will be presented, and P3 experts will analyze the successful elements in each deal.

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Tue 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse - Day Two
Intro Public-Private Partnership (P3) Finance WebCourse - Day Two

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

Wed 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Brownfields Finance WebCourse - Day One
The Intro Brownfields Finance WebCourse is the industry’s only comprehensive training curriculum that helps economic developers, policymakers, and real estate professionals understand and master the financing strategies for the lifecycle of a brownfield property. During this course, attendees will be guided through the entire brownfield redevelopment process and leave the course with an understanding of the basics of brownfields, the legal and regulatory challenges, and the financing tools available to clean up and build up these contaminated or polluted sites.
Intro Housing Finance WebCourse - Day One
The Intro Housing Finance WebCourse will explore how the development finance toolbox can be utilized to support a myriad of housing challenges and opportunities. This course will begin with an introduction to the complex world of housing including introducing terminology and landscape of the housing space in community development. Speakers will also walk through the multitude of diverse capital sources layered into housing deals based on the type of housing being developed and share case studies.

Thursday, August 15, 2024

Thu 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Brownfields Finance WebCourse - Day Two
Intro Housing Finance WebCourse - Day Two

-Location


CDFA Summer School will meet each day from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern online via Zoom. You must have access to a computer and internet to attend.

-Registration

Participants may register for up to four courses during this event. All training courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program.

When you register for four courses during CDFA Summer School, you will receive a $150 discount off the total registration fee.

Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, and submit your application today.
Standard Rates
CDFA Member: $375
Non-Member: $500


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