The Native CDFI Network, University of New Hampshire, and Inclusiv are partnering to deliver a free solar lending training course designed for Native CDFIs. The inaugural session of this course begins March 5th.

Inclusiv’s Center for Resiliency and Clean Energy and the Center for Impact Finance at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy have provided solar lending training and technical assistance to over 700 lending professionals from CDFIs, MDIs, and other community-based lending institutions.

Course participants will gain an understanding of solar technologies that can help to reduce energy bills, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. They will learn about how to lower the costs of accessing these technologies using available subsidies and incentives, such as those offered through the Inflation Reduction Act, including the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

Graduates of the course will leave with a Solar Lending Professional Certificate from the University of New Hampshire and Inclusiv.

NCN would like to congratulate the 15 Native CDFI leaders who will make up the first cohort of this training:

Tony Taylor, Native360
Christopher Coburn, PBM – Place to Borrow Money
Michael Roberts, PBM – Place to Borrow Money
Mary Miner, Alaska Growth Capital BIDCO, Inc.
Cindy Logsdon, Citizen Potawatomi CDC
Rolina Faagai, Hawaiian Lending & Investments (HLI)
Tony Wood, Ho-Chunk Community Capital, Inc.
Ashton Been, Mvskoke Loan Fund
Laura McRae, Native American Development Corporation
Nancy Jordan, Pacific Northwest Tribal Lending
Alicia Burns, Westwater Financial, Inc.
Allyssa Verstoppen, Woodland Financial Partners
Kristen Stambach, Four Bands Community Fund
Lane Simpson, Native American Development Corporation
Aurora Warrior, NDN Collective