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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund staff and services will be unavailable for the duration of the partial federal government shutdown, the CDFI Fund announced today. Access to the CDFI Fund help desks, CDFI Fund Awards Management Information System and updates to the CDFI Fund website are also suspended until the federal government resumes full operations.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today released a summary report and data file on new markets tax credit (NMTC) investments from fiscal year (FY) 2003-2016.

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday released proposed regulations on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT). The BEAT is an alternative tax applicable to large corporations with significant multinational operations, and in some cases could limit the ability of tax credit investors to utilize their tax credits to reduce their BEAT liability.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Annie Donovan announced today at the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition annual conference in Washington, D.C., that she will step down as the director of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Donovan said that she will be replaced by Jodie Harris. Harris is the director, small business, community development and housing policy in the Office of Financial Institutions at the U.S. Treasury Department.  Donovan said the change will be made in January.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today announced that 116 organizations submitted eligible applications requesting more than $570 million in funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Capital Magnet Fund round, compared to the $143 million in awards available. Fifty-seven percent of applicants are certified CDFIs and the remaining 43 percent are nonprofit affordable housing organizations. The awards can be used to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.

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