More than ever our industry needs your voice to ensure full funding for the CDFI Fund in FY18. Make an impact by:

Submitting an Appropriations Request: You can submit a request asking your member of Congress to fund the CDFI Fund at $250 million in FY18. Many congressional offices have an appropriations request form you will need to complete. Deadlines vary from office to office. OFN has prepared a toolkit with sample text and templates to assist you in submitting an appropriations request. If you have any questions about the process or submit an appropriations request, please contact Dafina Williams.

Scheduling a Congressional Site Visit: Invite your member of Congress or their district staff to visit your CDFI and meet your borrowers. The next congressional recess period is April 10-21. Check out OFN’s toolkit for more details. If you have any questions as to how to schedule a site visit, please contact Katie Havlovic. If you have already confirmed a site visit, please fill out this form so that OFN can track which congressional offices are participating on CDFI site visits. 

 

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