The CDFI Fund: 20 Years of Creating Opportunities and Uplifting Communities


The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has been tackling and solving the economic needs of low-income communities for two decades.

In celebrating its 20 years of helping low-income individuals and families increase their access to capital, the Obama administration gathered government officials, business executives, and community leaders at the Treasury Department to mark the achievements of the CDFI Fund and to examine its promise of maintaining success.

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    Federal Programs Related to - Community Economic Development

    Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

    Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones




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