CDFI Fund to Hold National Listening Tour on a Community Development Finance “Framework for the Future”

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today a national listening tour to solicit public opinion regarding a new strategic framework for the CDFI Fund.

The CDFI Fund is particularly interested in hearing input on the following:

  • Program Effectiveness: Are the CDFI Fund’s programs working optimally for communities?  What should be improved and how?
  • Access: What more can the CDFI Fund do to reach communities that need CDFIs but are either not being served by them or have limited access to CDFI Fund support?
  • Innovation and Scaling: How can the CDFI Fund best support CDFIs to continue to innovate?  What will it take to scale solutions that are known to work?
  • Customer Service: What works well at the CDFI Fund and what needs to be improved?
  • Data:  How can the CDFI Fund support the use of data to strengthen the industry and increase its impact?
  • Blind Spots: What are the issues that should be on the CDFI Fund’s radar screen but are not?

For those unable to attend the listening sessions in person, the CDFI Fund has created an online survey, available at www.cdfifund.gov/thenextfiveyears. The survey responses will be combined with feedback from the listening session participants and will inform the CDFI Fund’s development of strategic objectives.

The CDFI Fund has also launched a Twitter account that will be providing updates during the Listening Tour. Follow the CDFI Fund @CDFIFund and the hashtag #CDFIFundListens.

Registration Information

Registration is required and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis, with a total of 50 seats available per session.
For more information, click here.

Listening Tour Dates and Locations

Session 1: San Francisco, California
Date:      Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Time:     9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Registration Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Session 2: Denver, Colorado
Date:      Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Time:     9 a.m. – 1 p.m. MDT
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Denver Branch
1020 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Registration Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Session 3: Chicago, Illinois
Date:      Friday, July 10, 2015
Time:     9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CDT
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
Registration Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Session 4: New York, New York
Date:      Friday, July 17, 2015
Time:     9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045
Registration Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Session 5: Atlanta, Georgia
Date:      Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time:     9 a.m. – 1 p.m. EDT
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-4470
Registration Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 30, 2015.