According to the Lenders Coalition for Community Health Centers (LCCHC), nearly 62 million Americans do not have a regular source of primary health care—which means that instead of seeking
Congress has yet to finalize an agreement on FY2018 spending levels, and work is already starting on the FY2019 appropriations process.
There are only a few weeks left until August and while many of us may be heading for vacation, it is important to remember that August is a crucial month for advocacy.
On July 13, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) fiscal year (FY) 2018 Appropriations bill. The bill reduces the CDFI Fund’s budget from FY17 funding level of $248 million to $190 million, a decrease of 23 percent. The bill continues the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program (BGP) with $500 million in guarantee authority.
As the buzz around impact investing grew over the past decade, multiple initiatives and collaboratives emerged to examine how government could play a role in unlocking private capital for social good. Groups like the U.S. National Advisory Board on Impact Investing (NAB), the Accelerating Impact Investing Initiative (AI3), and US SIF have engaged in policy research and advocacy efforts to encourage federal action in support of impact investing.