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8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018
When: Monday, August 6, 2018
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
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CDFA Training Institute


Early Bird Rates Expire July 13, 2018
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CDFA Summer School is a week long series of courses presented by the CDFA Training Institute. Held in Pittsburgh, PA from August 6-10, CDFA Summer School will offer five different training courses in the fundamentals of development finance, bonds, tax credit finance, revolving loan funds and tax increment finance. This is the best opportunity for in-person, development finance education this year. Don't forget to sign up by July 13 to save significantly on registration costs.

These courses qualifiy 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 Pittsburgh, and start down the road to personal and professional advancement today.

Participants may register for one, two, or three courses during CDFA Summer School. Click on the course names below to learn more about the specific topics and agendas:

CDFA Summer School: Course Schedule


August 6, 2018

Tuesday & Wednesday
August 7-8, 2018

Thursday & Friday
August 9-10, 2018

Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance Course

Intro Bond Finance Course

Intro Tax Credit Finance Course

Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course

Intro TIF Course

When you register for three courses during CDFA Summer School, you will receive a $200 discount off the total registration fee.

Topics covered during CDFA Summer School include:

Fundamentals of Economic Development Finance: Understanding the basics of bonds, tax increment finance, tax credits, revolving loan funds, federal programs, and best practices of development finance agencies

Intro Bond Finance Course: Provides an in-depth look the various types of bonds, best practices for successful issuances, and examines the bond transaction from start to finish

Intro Tax Credit Finance Course: Examines the application of tax credit programs in greater economic development finance efforts. This course will discuss the practical application of tax credit programs including new markets, low income housing, historic preservation, and state-specific programs.

Intro Revolving Loan Fund Course: Offers an in-depth look at RLF program development, implementation and management and demonstrates how a RLF program can complement your economic development strategy.

Intro Tax Increment Finance Course: Offers an in-depth look at the guiding principles and appropriate application of TIF. This course brings TIF deal-making and best practices into focus through a two-day program targeting the entire TIF community including economic developers, public agency representatives, bond issuers, legal professionals, developers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders.


CDFA Summer School will be held at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel which is located in downtown Pittsburgh's vibrant cultural district.

CDFA has arranged a significantly reduced room rate of $179.00 (plus tax) per night for a standard room (single or double occupancy). A select number of hotel rooms are available from August 6-11, 2018 at the reduced rate if reservations are made before July 13, 2018. This rate is not guaranteed if reservations are made after the cut-off date or if the hotel is sold-out. Please reserve your room early. For individual reservations call 412-562-1200 and reference CDFA Summer School.Rooms are filling fast! Be sure to book rooms by July 14 to get the best possible rate.

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Intro Housing Finance Course
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Intro Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance WebCourse
Daily: 12-5pm (Eastern)
December 12-13, 2018

The Council of Development Finance Agencies is a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests. CDFA is comprised of the nation's leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing public, private and non-profit entities alike. For more information about CDFA, visit or e-mail


Council of Development Finance Agencies
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 1200
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 705-1300

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