House Appropriations Committee Approves Boost in CDFI Funding
The House Appropriations Committee has approved a FY19 Financial Services spending bill that would provide $216 million to the Community Development Financial Institutions program—a $25 million boost from the amount they proposed earlier this month. The Appropriations Committee approved the bill, 28-20. The $216 million is far short of the $250 million that the CDFI Fund received this year, but it exceeds the Trump Administration's request by some $202 million. The $25 million boost was proposed by Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) who made it clear that this was the first step in ensuring funding for the program.