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CDFA TV Finance Toolbox Series

CDFA TV Toolbox Series

With a growing national focus on infrastructure financing, communities throughout the country are actively searching for innovative strategies and solutions for building transportation, energy, water, broadband, and resiliency infrastructure. CDFA is honored to partner with Frost Brown Todd LLC and its affiliate FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC to present the Infrastructure Finance Series. This in-depth series focuses on the characteristics of infrastructure, the innovative tools for financing various infrastructure projects, and how the private sector impacts the landscape of infrastructure investment.

Frost Brown Todd LLC is a full-service law firm dedicated to refining the art of client service, by leveraging technical, industry, and legal knowledge and hands-on experience to serve a diverse client base. Its affiliate FBT Project Finance Advisors LLC is a registered municipal advisor focusing on development finance. Counseling clients from the earliest stages of each project through financing, construction, and project administration, FBT Project Finance Advisors works with clients to develop solutions that fit their community's needs, protect their balance sheet, and deliver bottom-line results.

-Infrastructure Finance Series

Unlocking Capital for Infrastructure Projects

Across the nation a growing variety of infrastructure projects are utilizing complex and layered capital stacks. Speakers will discuss how utilities, housing, transportation, renewable energy, community facilities, and other community infrastructure are financed and the role of public finance in these developments. Learn about financing concepts behind infrastructure projects with a focus on raising capital to achieve targeted local and regional needs. This introductory episode will explore the key characteristics of financing and operating successful infrastructure projects and how communities can work with private sector partners to achieve mutual success.

Transportation Finance Strategies

Financing transportation infrastructure is a top priority for the federal, state, and local governments. Aging infrastructure and associated rising maintenance and repair costs are just two of the many infrastructure-related challenges that communities have to grapple with. Using an airport as a transportation asset case study, speakers will analyze how to finance highways, bridges, parking, rail systems, airports, and shipping ports. Learn how to attract federal funding to your community while also building strong public-private partnership (P3) connections to drive greater infrastructure investment.

Water Finance 101

Financing water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure can be costly for communities, but innovative financing can make it more economical. Three primary tools exist to support utility infrastructure – bond financing, state revolving loan funds, and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). Speakers will go in-depth into the common characteristics of these programs, the various structures of these deals, and key differences between these programs and bond financing. Listen as speakers provide insights on creative approaches to financing utility infrastructure including public-private partnerships (P3).

Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Financing for Energy

Interest in Public-Private Partnership (P3) finance is growing not only because state and the local governments realize the strength, flexibility, and efficiency of the P3 model, but because of the growing need for P3s to promote higher quality and greater coordination between public and private sectors. P3s are an asset for both capital and operating needs since projects can benefit from a private operating option and/or affordable capital provided by the bond and debt markets. When P3s are paired with bonds or other traditional financing, major energy infrastructure and related development projects become possible. Learn the different ways these renewable energy deals can be structured and the common characteristics and drivers of P3 financing throughout the country.


Financing Environmental Infrastructure

During the last few years, a significant amount of America has been affected by the growing number of natural disasters and aging infrastructure. Infrastructure projects are challenging, time-consuming, and very costly, and it has become extremely difficult for our communities to keep up with the need to repair or reinforce the constantly growing volume of public infrastructure. Because of this, there is an increased demand for greater reliability, safety, and resiliency of aging infrastructure systems. Speakers will discuss creative financing options and how to cost-effectively operate existing infrastructure as well as the difficulties and challenges communities may face when combining different tools in the capital stack to finance environmental infrastructure projects.

-Infrastructure Resources

Ready to learn more? Check out these additional resources to learn more about infrastructure financing.

Community Serving Infrastructure: A Playbook for a New Infrastructure PartnershipMembers only
The New Partnership on Infrastructure seeks to advance national policies driven by local innovation, with cities serving as testbeds for experimentation and transferable solutions. This document champions that idea. It is a summation of local...
Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit
The Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit can be used as a guide to help organizations and community leaders better understand the complex process that is required to successfully develop and construct a new facility. The Toolkit outlines the...
Local and Regional Infrastructure Interactive Map - Kinder InstituteMembers only
The Kinder Institute Local and Regional Infrastructure Database contains more than 1,800 planned infrastructure projects identified by surveying local and regional leaders, reviewing capital investment documents, and selected using other sources....

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