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CDFA Tribal Finance Webinar Series
February 13, April 23, July 9, & October 15, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern

-Overview

The CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series is a four-part online offering that will discuss a wide range of development finance programs that tribal communities can use to preserve small businesses, promote community health, restore local economies, and protect our environment. This webinar series will explore the tools and approaches available to uplift native communities through increased access to financial resources, collaborative partnerships, and greater agency among tribal governments.

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-Agenda

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Federal Funding for Tribal Communities
A variety of federal agencies provide tribal-specific funding programs and financing tools to create more equitable communities, and the focus on directing resources to tribal communities has increased markedly in the last few years. During this installment of the CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series, speakers from federal agencies will discuss financing tools and programs available to tribal nations to promote community health, restore local economies, and protect our environment.
Speaker(s)
  • Tedd Buelow, Native American Coordinator, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Onna LeBeau, Director, Office of Indian Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Zakaria Shaikh, Consultant, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Ken Wiseman, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Empowering Native Entrepreneurs Through Access to Capital
Small businesses are an important contributor to tribal communities' economic success, and tribal organizations are finding innovative solutions to support Native entrepreneurs. During this installment of the CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series, practitioners will present strategies and highlight finance programs that are helping to increase access to capital and aiding the creation of successful small businesses.
Speaker(s)

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Investing in Affordable Housing on Tribal Lands
Like most other communities in the U.S., Native communities are facing an affordable housing crisis and must also find creative approaches for navigating complex land-use agreements, which can make affordable housing development difficult. During this installment of the CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series, panelists will explore how tribal communities are investing in affordable housing solutions that meet their residents’ unique needs.
Speaker(s)
  • Adam Rose, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Growth, Travois New Markets, LLC

Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Layering the Capital Stack in Indian Country
The capital stack represents the various sources of funding that provide needed financing or grant capital for a project. Through public and private investment, Indian Country can take advantage of innovative financing options that successfully get projects to the finish line. During this installment of the CDFA Tribal Financing Webinar Series, speakers will discuss how tribal governments and their partner organizations are finding new and interesting ways to layer capital for tribal projects.

-Location

The CDFA Tribal Finance Webinar Series will take place on Zoom.

Webinars will be recorded and placed online for participants to access afterwards. Attendees who miss a webinar will have access to the online recordings as well.

-Registration

Register in advance to confirm your participation and receive login information. Registration is free and open for CDFA members and non-members.

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