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CDFA Virtual Summer School
August 1-4, 2022
Daily: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern

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-Overview

CDFA Virtual Summer School is a week-long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. CDFA Virtual Summer School will offer three different training courses, all held online. Learn from our expert practitioners and experience CDFA's most interactive educational event of the year - all from the comfort of your own home or office!

All courses at CDFA Virtual Summer School qualify for the CDFA Training Institute's Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for up to two courses during this event. Complete two courses, and you will have fulfilled almost half of the requirements for the DFCP Program. Join us online, and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today!

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

Course Schedule

Monday and Tuesday
August 1-2, 2022
Wednesday and Thursday
August 3-4, 2022

Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course
Intro Bond Finance Course

Intro Rural Development Finance Course


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Course Objectives

  • Complete almost 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
  • Rural Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Revolving Loan Funds
  • Federal Programs
  • Best Practices of 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
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, Research & Technical Assistance
As Director of Research & Technical Assistance 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... (More)

-Agenda

Monday, August 1, 2022

Mon 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course - Day One
The Fundamentals course provides the foundation for all of CDFA’s educational offerings. The course helps attendees understand the basics 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 2, 2022

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

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Wed 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Bond Finance Course - Day One
The Intro Bond Finance Course 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 Rural Development Finance Course - Day One
The Intro Rural Development Finance Course focuses on how the development finance toolbox can be structured to support rural communities and help them with strategies to invest in infrastructure, redevelopment, and job creation. This course differs from other curriculums in that it focuses on designing programs targeted to serve rural communities.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Thu 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Intro Bond Finance Course - Day Two
Intro Rural Development Finance Course - Day Two

-Location


CDFA Virtual 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 two courses during this week.

Scholarships are available to attend this event. Learn more about the CDFA Scholarship Program, and submit your application today.
Standard Rates
CDFA Member: $300
Non-Member: $450


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