Training and Technical Assistance

​​​​​​​Overview

Capacity building, or increasing an organization’s ability to operate effectively, is critical to the success of community-based lenders and the people who depend on them. The CDFI Fund’s Capacity Building Initiative offers a variety of training and direct technical assistance opportunities to CDFIs looking to strengthen their organizations and, ultimately, serve distressed communities in new and innovative ways.

The training programs offered through the Capacity Building Initiative target key issues affecting CDFIs and support the development of tailored capacity building plans to meet the unique needs of individual organizations.

With these education and support tools, the CDFI Fund is building the capacity of CDFIs, empowering them to grow, to achieve organizational sustainability, and to contribute to the revitalization of their communities. This translates into real change for communities in need.

Current Training Series:

Below is a list of the current training series offered through the Capacity Building Initiative. Click on the name of a training series to learn more about the assistance being provided, eligibility factors, upcoming events, registration information, and to access supplementary training documents in the Resource Bank.

 Current Trainings

 

 

Minority CDE NMTC Traininghttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Trainings/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Minority CDE NMTC Training<div class="ExternalClass034CC5D263EB489185B5DABC6FE9BF16">The Minority Community Development Entity (CDE) New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Training is being provided by the National Community Investment Fund to certified CDEs that met the CDFI Fund’s definition of Minority-Owned or Minority-Controlled, in order to inform participants of the various roles which they can participate in the NMTC Program. </div>/programs-training/training-ta/Pages/minority-cde-nmtc.aspx

 Upcoming Trainings

 

 

Monthly CDFI Certification Conference Callshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Training Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Training Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=21Monthly CDFI Certification Conference Calls2017-01-01T20:00:00Z2017-12-31T21:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D1817010029E4E475FF448F44B2DC4A82BCB716E021

 Resource Banks

 

 

Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Resource Bank/DispForm.aspx?ID=10Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas <div class="ExternalClass81D3CDCF6114446C8DCF255C8FC7A094">The <i>Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas</i> series, provided by Opportunity Finance Network, provides specialized training and technical assistance to certified and emerging CDFIs to extend their reach into certain underserved communities in the United States that currently lack a CDFI presence.</div>10