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PROGRAM

Sessions at the 2017 NDC Academy will fall under four distinct tracks, focusing on the following topics:

Investing in Small Businesses

  • How are the new Administration and Congress supporting small business lending
  • What’s new with the Small Business Administration and how will it impact you
  • The CDFI Fund and other tools
  • New and innovative partnerships between financial and philanthropic institutions and community development entities to create investment capital in underserved communities, especially businesses of color and rural businesses

Building Affordable Housing

  • How will tax reform impact the investment in affordable housing
  • The future of the Low-income Housing Tax Credit
  • Workforce housing needs and how to make critical investments
  • Strategies for investing in assisted living for low-income aging baby boomers

Innovating Project Financing

  • What are the latest updates on key federal investment tools for distressed communities, including
    • the New Markets Tax Credit
    • CDBG
    • HUD 108 loans
    • New proposals offered by the Administration and Congress

Rebuilding Our Public Infrastructure

  • What are the challenges of our nation’s aging infrastructure and how is it impacting your community
  • What federal, state and local resources are available to address these critical needs
  • How can creative investment strategies, such as public-private partnerships, assist communities in developing and rehabilitating key infrastructure such as:
    • Police and fire facilities
    • Courthouses and justice facilities
    • Libraries, city halls and other public buildings
    • Parking structures
    • Transit-oriented development
    • Other critical infrastructure

This is an approved activity for NDC Recertification. The following program is subject to change.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Exhibit Set-Up
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Plenary Session
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Networking Break
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Keynote Luncheon
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Break
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Breakout Sessions
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM General Session
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Reception
8:00 AM  – 5:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Breakout Sessions
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Breakout Sessions
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Networking Break
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Project Showcases
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch & Capitol Hill Primer
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Breakout Sessions/Hill Visits
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Capitol Hill Reception / Vote for Finalists
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Awards Breakfast / Vote for Winners / Awards Ceremony
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM – 12:15 PM Exhibitor Breakdown
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Sessions
12:15 PM End of Academy
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