Upton was asked to participate at the Clinton Global Initiative to share the work Native CDFIs are doing to grow thriving economies across Indian Country.
As part of a two-year cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (USDA RD) Office of Tribal Relations (OTR), the Native CDFI Network (NCN) will be producing an electronic resource toolkit (NCN e-toolkit) to promote awareness of and increase access to Rural Development programs that support economic development in Indian Country.
Native CDFI leaders from across the country shared their priorities and concerns regarding a number of critical issues with U.S. Department of the Treasury and CDFI Fund officials, a group that included Chief Lynn Malerba, Treasurer of the United States, and Noel Andrés Poyo, Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Economic Development.
The Native CDFI Network, in collaboration with the Native Partnership for Housing and NeighborWorks America, recently hosted a transformative three-day event in Gallup, New Mexico, on August 9 – 11, 2023.
The Native CDFI Network (NCN) submitted to Congress a formal request letter signed by 38 Native CDFIs and other key stakeholder organizations requesting an increased FY 2024 appropriation for overall funding for the CDFI Fund and the Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program specifically.
Native CDFI responses are due Wednesday, August 4, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time so that NCN can submit an official response to the Senate Subcommittee by the requested deadline of August 7, 2023.
The Native CDFI Network (NCN) released its white paper providing a comprehensive overview of the funding opportunities available to Native CDFIs through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), which is being administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).