Calling All Native CDFIs: Please Complete Two Short Surveys Sharing Your Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Needs!

As the largest national network of Native CDFIs, the Native CDFI Network is doing its part to ensure that Indian Country and specifically Native CDFIs receive their fair share of the significant funding available through the Inflation Reduction Act and its Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF), which provides Native CDFIs with the opportunity to diversify their lending portfolios and meet the demand for clean energy solutions in Native communities.

NCN Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for HUD Section 4 Program and Establish Set-aside for Native Communities

In a letter to Congress, the Native CDFI Network, National American Indian Housing Council, and Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations is calling on legislators to strengthen the HUD Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (Section 4) Program for Indian Country in two critical ways.

NCN Releases Comprehensive Survey Results Documenting Likely Impacts of Proposed CDFI Certification Changes

The Native CDFI Network (NCN) released the results of its comprehensive survey documenting the likely impacts the CDFI Fund’s proposed changes to the CDFI Certification Application and related regulations will have on Native CDFIs. More than 50 Native CDFI chief executives responded to the survey.

Cooperative Agreement between NCN and USDA, Office of Tribal Relations will Empower Native CDFIs to Access Rural Development Programs

In September 2022, USDA’s Office of Tribal Relations and USDA Rural Development entered into a 2-year cooperative agreement with the Native CDFI Network to build 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.

NCN Calls on All Native CDFIs to Submit Comments on the Proposed CDFI Certification Changes to the ACR and CTLR

The Native CDFI Network (NCN) strongly encourages all Native CDFIs and other key Indian Country stakeholder organizations to submit comments on the CDFI Fund’s proposed Annual Certification and Data Collection Report Form and the abbreviated Transaction Level Report (ACR/CTLR) as part of its proposed CDFI Certification overhaul.