CDFA Announces Agendas for Summer School!

06.14.16 | Archived

Summer School

Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Summer School
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Early Bird Rates Expire July 8, 2016

CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. Held the week of August 8-12, CDFA Summer School will offer five different training courses at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.

These courses qualify for the CDFA Training Institute’s Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) Program. Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Complete three courses, and you will have fulfilled half of the requirements for the DFCP Program. Join us in Baltimore, and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

During CDFA Summer School, the following sessions will be covered:

  • Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance: Understanding Development Finance & the Toolbox, Bedrock Tools, Targeted Tools, Investment Tools, Access to Capital Lending Tools, Federal Support Tools, and Implementing the Development Finance Toolbox.
  • Intro Bond Finance Course: Why Bond Financing?, The Basics of Bond Finance, The Partners Involved, Types of Tax-Exempt Bonds, Issuing Bonds – The Rules, Structuring the Deal, and Bond Financing Case Studies.
  • Advanced Tax Increment Finance Course: Understanding Your TIF Statute, Model TIF Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures, TIF and the Capital Markets, Performance Monitoring & Managing Active TIF Districts, TIF Feasibility Analysis and Underwriting, TIF and the Project’s “Capital Stack”, and Case Study.
  • Intro Tax Credit Finance Course: Introduction to Tax Credits, Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, State Tax Credit Programs for Economic Development, New Markets Tax Credit Program, and Tax Credits in Combination with Other Tools.
  • Advanced Bond Finance Course: Market Update, Who Buys Bonds?, Credit Enhancement, Refundings, Negotiating Professional Fees, Regulatory Update, Arbitrage, Rebate, and Calculating Yield, Interest Rate Swaps, and Leveraging Resources.

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