CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series


The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series is an exclusive, eight-part online offering that will convene finance experts, federal agencies, and local practitioners to discuss the variety of federal programs available to finance economic development. In light of new funding provided to federal agencies in the CARES Act, and anticipated additional stimulus funding coming throughout the summer, CDFA will be featuring timely and in-depth conversations with federal financing leaders every other Friday from May 22 - September 11, 2020.

Each webinar in the series will feature a different federal agency, including EDA, USDA, EPA, SBA, HUD, Treasury, Transportation, and more. A few samplings of the programs we will discuss include:

  • USDA Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program
  • USDA Community Facilities Program
  • EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance
  • EDA Revolving Loan Fund Program
  • HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
  • HUD Community Development Block Grant Program
  • EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Grant
  • EPA Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

This series will complement the information featured in the CDFA Federal Financing Clearinghouse, provide an in-depth discussion about any recent rule changes or funding, as well as showcase how communities have effectively used programs in the past. 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 will leverage these relationships to offer insider access to the newest initiatives from every agency and help communities prepare for funding and submit applications.

  • May 22 | U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • June 5 | U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • June 19 | U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • July 17 | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • July 31 | U.S. Small Business Administration
  • August 14
  • August 28
  • September 11

More agencies will be featured as they are confirmed.

The CDFA Federal Financing Webinar Series is an eight-part series available through summer 2020. To participate, register for the series now, 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.