From May 16-17, 82 OFN Members and Allies from 59 CDFIs across the country came to D.C. to participate in OFN’s 2017 Advocacy Day. This year was our largest Advocacy Day yet, and we could not have done it without the enthusiasm and dedication from our Advocacy Day participants.
Next week will be a busy one in our nation’s capital as the White House releases the full FY18 budget proposal and administration officials testify before Congress about the budget proposal. Below is a recap of what to watch for next week.
Tuesday, May 23
On May 17, after the close of a successful Advocacy Day, OFN staff, Members, Board, and special guests gathered to celebrate CDFIs and welcome OFN’s new President and CEO Lisa Mensah to OFN. Gene Ludwig, founder of Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company, hosted the D.C.
Earlier this year, OFN kicked off a yearlong #CDFIsInvest campaign to educate members of the new 115th Congress about CDFIs and urge them to fund the CDFI Fund at $250MM in FY18.
Announcement from the CDFI Fund, May 2, 2017: The CDFI Fund released today the Notice of Allocation Availability (NOAA) for the calendar year (CY) 2017 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).