The Native CDFI Network, University of New Hampshire, and Inclusiv are partnering to bring you a green lending training course that is designed exclusively for Native-led and Native-serving community lenders. This 8-week, instructor-led, virtual course (with weekly Zoom meetings and 1-on-1 instructor meetings) has been designed to meet the needs of Native lenders and the communities they serve.

These training sessions will cover the knowledge, skills, and practices you need to engage in solar and green lending, including market assessment, product development, working with solar installers and developers, underwriting and deal structuring, and program and asset management. We will include focused content on how to develop financing that integrates the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives and on providing solar and green finance to Native and underserved borrowers to lend deeper into your community.

UNH Carsey School instructor-led training courses are offered to small cohorts of community-based lenders with high potential to develop new solar and green lending products, collaborate with partners to provide solar and green financing, and/or deploy new loans or investments. Participants will:

  • Access engaging videos, reference materials, facilitated online discussion, and expert webinars focused on practitioner needs.

  • Earn a Solar Lending Professional Certificate .

  • Continue with technical assistance after course completion in the form of follow-on peer workshops and coaching to move your ideas to action.

Dates: March 5 – April 23, 2024 (Tuesdays)
Format: Instructor-led Zoom mtgs 4:00pm -5:30pm ET

Enrollment in the course will be on a first come, first served basis and limited to 15 NCDFIs, so we encourage you to complete an application now. When you are linked to the course application, the first question is “Which training track are you interested in?”. Please select the first option, “Native Green Lending Course.”