Congress Agrees to Budget Deal,

CU Strategic Planning’s Efforts to Educate Congressional Appropriators Pave Way for Record Funding You only have to scroll to page 476 of the 2,232-page Omnibus FY 2018 Bill to find the record setting number of $250 million appropriated to the Community Development Financial Institution Fund. The dollar amount means that, in spite of the administration budget that called for near zero funding for the vital community development grant program, Republicans and Democrats in Congress saw value in the programs that credit unions and other CDFIs develop to serve low to moderate income families. “Credit unions are busy working with us right now on an amazing variety of consumer, mortgage, and micro

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