Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas


The Capacity Building Initiative will help the CDFI Fund achieve its mission by ensuring CDFIs have the capacity to meet the needs in their communities.

The CDFI Fund’s Expanding CDFI Coverage in Underserved Areas series, provided by Opportunity Finance Network, provided 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. The training component of the series provided capacity building workshops structured to a CDFI’s organizational development status. Technical assistance offered through this initiative is integrated closely to the content of the workshops and is being offered in various formats, including peer cohort formats, webinars, one-on-one consultative technical assistance, and advanced support sessions for CDFIs with specialized and continuing needs.

The series included:

  • Trainings and Webinars: A series of webinars based upon previously held in-person trainings, as well as new topics, will be provided this year and in 2016. See the training calendar below for more information.
  • Technical Assistance: Technical assistance was made available to organizations that participated in the in-person training sessions.


Training and technical assistance opportunities were made available to certified and emerging CDFIs.

Resource Bank

View the Resource Bank here.