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CDFI Fund Invites Comments on Release of Data

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 12:00PM

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today published a notice soliciting comments on the release of transaction level report data and allocation tracking system data provided to the CDFI Fund by New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program allocatees. The CDFI Fund says it intends to make the transaction level report data and the ATS data available to the public within the parameters of all applicable federal information protection, privacy and confidentiality laws. The CDFI Fund expects that this data could be used by CDFIs, community development entities (CDEs), funders, investors, researchers and others to gain a better understanding of the community development finance industry. 

The CDFI Fund has developed a draft protocol for releasing the data and is seeking public comment on its draft data release protocol. Click here for more information.

Copies of the draft privacy protocol and data release sample are available online from the CDFI Fund web site.

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