Opportunity finance news, stories, and voices

Dafina Williams / March 29, 2018 / Policy

Nearly six months after the start of fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congress finalized the FY2018 omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2018.

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / March 7, 2018 / Policy

Congress has yet to finalize an agreement on FY2018 spending levels, and work is already starting on the FY2019 appropriations process.

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / January 31, 2018 / Policy

Each new year brings new challenges and opportunities for CDFIs, and 2018 is no different. We expect another challenging year for federal policies and programs affecting CDFIs.

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / January 30, 2018 / Policy

In the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a new incentive to invest in low wealth communities, and potentially in CDFIs directly, has been created: the Opportunity Zone program.

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Jennifer A. Vasiloff / January 11, 2018 / Policy

With tax reform recently passed into law and a new year upon us, 2018 will be a year of change and opportunity. The President’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal is expected to be released the first week of February, and Congress will begin its FY19 appropriations cycle.

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