FDIC: Mission-Driven Bank Fund Launched

$120 million pledged to support Minority Depository Institutions and CDFIs The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the launch of a new Mission-Driven Bank Fund, a capital investment vehicle being developed by the FDIC to support insured Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs) and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). As anchor investors, […]

CDFI Fund: $5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits Announced

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced $5 billion in New Markets Tax Credits today that will spur investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. A total of 100 Community Development Entities (CDEs) were awarded tax credit allocations, made […]

HUD: $10 Million in Capacity Building Grants for Rural America Announced

Grants help national non-profits build capacity to create affordable housing and stimulate community development in rural areas The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $10 million in capacity-building grants to five national non-profit organizations which will, in turn, fund rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations […]

HUD: White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council Introduces opportunity zones.gov

New website will serve as comprehensive tool for the Opportunity Zones initiative Today, Secretary Ben Carson, on behalf of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, announced a new website that will serve as a hub of information for the array of audiences that work with the Opportunity Zones initiative. Visit […]

OCC: Comptroller Visits New Mexico Pueblos to Discuss CRA and Bank Services

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting today visited Native American pueblos in New Mexico as part of a nationwide effort to discuss modernizing Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations and opportunities to bring more investment, lending, and services to underserved areas. While in northern New Mexico, the Comptroller and senior staff […]

OCC: New Publication Discusses the Importance of Bank Financing for Rural Broadband Initiatives

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published the latest edition of its Community Developments Investments newsletter, “Expanding Internet Access: Bank Financing for Rural Broadband Initiatives.” This edition of Community Developments Investments discusses the important role national banks and federal savings associations can play in helping rural […]

CDFI Fund: U.S. Treasury Awards $202.2 Million to Support Economic Growth in Low-Income Communities

Funds to Support Community Development Investments in Distressed Rural, Urban, and Native Communities The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) awarded 302 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) $202.2 million in awards today. The awards, through the fiscal year (FY) 2018 round of the Community […]

CDFI Fund: Annual CIIS Public Data on CDFI Program Recipient Reporting Released

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today twelve years of data provided by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through its data collection system, known as the Community Investment Impact System (CIIS). The data collected covers fiscal years (FY) 2003 through 2014. The release contains Institution Level Report […]