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    High Impact is a Certified B Corporation that facilitates investment across the U.S. in affordable housing, charter school facilities, commercial real estate, and other community-driven projects by providing capacity and expertise to lenders focused on improving outcomes in underserved communities. We believe that lending responsibly and with purpose can transform underserved communities, create opportunity, and empower the everyday citizen to be an impact investor.
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  • The application period for the CDFI Rapid Response Program (CDFI RRP) is now open! The CDFI RRP will distribute $1.25 billion of grants from the funding that was signed into law in December 2020. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, February 26, 2021. An advance copy of the NOFA can be found here .
  • On February 22, the Biden Administration announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) designed to deepen the program’s ability to reach very small businesses and businesses located in low- and moderate-income communities.
  • Federal bank regulators continue efforts to update the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) regulations. On February 16, OFN submitted comments to the Federal Reserve on their Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) .
  • On February 22, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced  more than $175 million in grants to 27 CDFIs and 21 affordable housing developers through the fiscal year FY 2020 round of the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) program.
  • Photo: Lincoln Park Community Services, Chicago, IL (IFF borrower) OFN is excited to announce the first two Finance Justice Fund  recipients. Congratulations to Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) and IFF, two CDFIs going deep to combat racial injustice and persistent poverty through investments in their communities. 

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