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CDFI Certification Informational Sessions Planned

The U.S. Treasury Department’s 2010 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) informational conference calls have been set. The calls are set up so credit unions will have an opportunity to ask questions of the CDFI staff on the ways a credit union becomes a certified CDFI.

Credit unions may be CDFI certified to provide financing and related services to communities and populations that lack access to credit, capital and financial services.

The conference call schedule is below:

  • Jan. 21, 3-4 p.m. (ET);
  • Feb. 18, 3-4 p.m. (ET);
  • March 18, 3-4 p.m. (ET);
  • April 15, 3-4 p.m. (ET);
  • May 20, 3-4 p.m. (ET); and
  • June 17, 3-4 p.m. (ET).

You do not need to register prior to participate. The call-in and PIN numbers apply to each of the conference calls; there are not separate ones for each: To participate, call (202) 927-2255 and enter the PIN 864232.

To become a certified CDFI credit union, the company must have an eligible primary mission, serve an eligible target market, be accountable to the target market, provide corresponding development services, and not be controlled by a government entity.

You can learn more about the program by clicking here or contact the CDFI Fund Helpdesk by emailing or by calling (202) 622-6355.