Registration closes Friday, October 11, 2019, for the “Expanding the Capacity of CDFIs to Serve People with Disabilities” in-person training taking place on November 6-7, 2019, in New Orleans, LA. Sponsored by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), this training is part of a new Capacity Building Initiative program for CDFIs interested in expanding their financial services and products to reach individuals with disabilities.

This training will introduce key concepts about serving people with disabilities, explore the historical events and social movements that have shaped disability policy, and provide an in-depth overview of capacity-building tools and resources that CDFIs can utilize to develop products and services that will meet the needs of people with disabilities. 

Space is limited don't delay! If you are not able to attend the training in New Orleans, registration for the upcoming trainings in Los Angeles and Philadelphia will be opening soon. Please note that completion of the registration form does not ensure a confirmed spot in this training event.
Who can join?

  • Certified CDFIs; and
  • Non-certified organizations that have previously received a Community Development Financial Institutions Program or Native American CDFI Assistance Program Technical Assistance award.

Scholarships Are Available

Each CDFI may submit a scholarship request for up to two individuals. Scholarships will be approved on a first come-first served basis, and there will be an initial limit of one staff member per CDFI. If space is available, a second staff member from a CDFI may also receive a scholarship.

Scholarships for this training will cover:

  • Up to $450 for transportation costs including airfare, train fare, or mileage costs (up to the authorized airfare amount) for participants traveling a distance of 50 miles or more from the
  • Lodging for up to two nights for participants traveling a distance of 50 miles or more from the training location.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the training. (Dinner and any other local travel costs are the responsibility of each participant.)

Upon approval of registration, participants will receive a registration confirmation, via email, including event logistics, travel information, and instructions. Do not make any travel arrangements before receiving a registration confirmation email from BCT Partners with instructions regarding travel. Participants will not be reimbursed for travel arrangements made prior to receiving the registration confirmation email.

Point of Contact

Contact with questions about the training workshop or if you need assistance with the registration process. For more information about the “Access for All” training series, visit

Register here.


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