OFN Policy Action Center


Policymakers and elected officials need to hear from you! This page offers information, tools, and other resources to help you advocate on behalf of the communities your CDFI serves. 

If you have questions or feedback about our Advocacy work, please contact our Public Policy team.

Advocacy Tools

Use our tools below to protect the CDFI Fund from cuts in fiscal year 2024 and make your voice heard!

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Make Your Voice Heard

Opportunity Finance Network advocates directly with policymakers and elected officials on behalf of CDFIs. Our members and CDFI practitioners are our best spokespeople 

We rely on the specialized expertise and on-the-ground experience of CDFI staff at all levels of the organization to influence and inform policy decisions.

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Know the Issues

We focus on advancing public policies that strengthen and scale the CDFI industry for growth and greater impact.  

Learn more about OFN’s policy agenda for 2024:  

CDFI Certification

The CDFI industry is gearing up for recertification! The CDFI Fund released the revised CDFI certification application in December 2023. All certified CDFIs will need to reapply under the new application by December 2024. Questions about the new application? Contact us with questions. 


OFN Comment Letters

OFN writes letters in response to proposed rules and other communications from government agencies. View the archive of our communications with Members of Congress, federal agencies, and regulators.

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Meet with a Policymaker

Coming to Washington, D.C? OFN can help coordinate meetings for our members with elected officials and federal agencies.

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News & Ideas from OFN

OFN’s blog offers news, policy positions, and guest voices from the CDFI field.

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Current Initiatives

Helping OFN members and partners deliver lasting change where it’s needed most.

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Resource Library

OFN is a premier source of CDFI industry-related research.

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