March 30, 2020

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Congress Enacts $2 Trillion COVID-19 Emergency Response

By a vote of 96-0, on March 25 the US Senate passed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act, which commits $2 trillion in emergency spending to address the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. The House of Representatives passed the bill by voice vote and President Trump signed the CARES Act into law on Friday, March 27.




Update on 2020 OFN Events

OFN is actively monitoring developments around COVID-19 (the coronavirus) as we plan our 2020 events. We have decided to postpone our three Regional Meetings we had planned for March through May. However, for the time being, we are proceeding with plans for our 2020 Small Business Finance Forum, OFN Conference, and four remaining Regional Meetings.




New COVID-19 Community for OFN Members on CDFI Connect

OFN has formed a new COVID-19 community exclusively for OFN members on the CDFI Connect platform. The new members-only COVID-19 community provides a private space for our CDFI members to exchange information, resources, and more. Non-members can still participate in COVID-19 conversation on CDFI Connect's Open Forum.




CDFI Connect Conversations



Forbearance (Open Forum)


Does the COVID-19 Virus Affect This CDFI Fund Round?  
(Small Business Community)


Seeking Member Input on Easing CDFI Fund Compliance Requirements or Barriers 
(COVID-19 Community for OFN members)



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June 9-10, 2020 | Chicago, IL


Small Business Finance Forum

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November 9-12, 2020 | Los Angeles, CA


OFN Conference

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*Events are subject to change as developments around COVID-19 continue to evolve. Please see "Update on 2020 OFN events" article above for more details.



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