NCN is seeking Native CDFI partners to pursue Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund opportunities.

One of the funding opportunities NCN will apply for is the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) competition as a “hub” applicant with a coalition of Native CDFI partners. The CCIA competition will provide $6 billion to “fund between two and seven ‘hub’ nonprofit organizations who possess the plans and capabilities to rapidly build the clean energy financing capacity of specific networks of public, quasi-public, and nonprofit community lenders – including Native and non-Native CDFIs, credit unions, green banks, housing finance agencies, and minority depository institutions.

NCN also plans to join an intertribal consortium in applying for the Solar for All competition and encourages Native CDFIs to explore doing the same. The Solar for All competition will provide $7 billion for up to 60 grants to states, Tribal Nations, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations to expand the number of low-income and disadvantaged communities that are primed for residential and community solar investment.

NCN released a white paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the grant competitions and the potential funding opportunities they provide to Native CDFIs.

See below for the updated frequently asked questions released by the EPA:

To discuss partnering with NCN, please reach out to NCN CEO Pete Upton at [email protected].