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Training Series: Expanding CDFI Impact in the Disability Community

Last month, the CDFI Fund introduced the “Access for All: Expanding CDFI Impact in the Disability Community” training series, offered through the Capacity Building Initiative. Registration is now open for the “Access for All” in-person training – “Expanding the Capacity of CDFIs to Serve People with Disabilities” – taking place on December 4-5, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA and December 11-12, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

Register online here. Space is limited so don’t delay! Registration closes on Friday, November 15, 2019. This training will introduce key concepts about serving people with disabilities, explore the historical events and social movements that have shaped disability policy, and provide an in-depth overview of capacity-building tools and resources that CDFIs can utilize to develop products and services that will meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from CDFI and disability experts

  • Analyze case studies

  • Share experiences, insights, and ideas with other CDFIs

  • Gain the necessary information, networks, and resources to set a strategic course of action to serve the disability market.

Who can join?

  • Certified CDFIs; and

  • Non-certified organizations that have previously received a Community Development Financial Institutions Program or Native American CDFI Assistance Program Technical Assistance award.

Scholarships Are Available

Each CDFI may submit a scholarship request for up to two individuals. Scholarships will be approved on a first come-first served basis, and there will be an initial limit of one staff member per CDFI. If space is available, a second staff member from a CDFI may also receive a scholarship.

Scholarships for this training will cover:

  • Up to $450 for transportation costs including airfare, train fare, or mileage costs (up to the authorized airfare amount) for participants traveling a distance of 50 miles or more from the training location.

  • Lodging for up to two nights for participants traveling a distance of 50 miles or more from the training location.

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of the training. (Dinner and any other local travel costs are the responsibility of each participant.)

Upon approval of registration, participants will receive a registration confirmation, via email, including event logistics, travel information, and instructions. Do not make any travel arrangements before receiving a registration confirmation email from BCT Partners with instructions regarding travel. Participants will not be reimbursed for travel arrangements made prior to receiving the registration confirmation email.

Registration Information

Register online here. Space is limited so don’t delay! The deadline for registering is Friday, November 15, 2019. Please note that the completion of the registration form does not ensure a confirmed spot in this training event.

Point of Contact

Contact with questions about the training workshop or if you need assistance with the registration process. For more information about the “Access for All” training series, please visit

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