NCUA Webinar Will Explain Benefits of CDFI Certification

May 2018
NCUA Webinar Will Explain Benefits of CDFI Certification

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 4, 2018) – Credit unions interested in becoming designated as Community Development Financial Institutions can get valuable information on an upcoming webinar hosted by the National Credit Union Administration.

The webinar, “Benefits of CDFI Certification,” is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern. Online registration is available here. Participants will be able to log into the webinar and to view it on mobile devices using this link. Participants should allow pop-ups from this website.

The webinar’s panel will include: Ikenna Nwankpa, Community Development Revolving Loan Fund program officer, and Pamela Williams, Minority Depository Institutions program manager, with the NCUA’s Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion; Michelle Dickens, associate program manager of Certification, Compliance Monitoring, and Evaluation with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund; and Terry Katzur, executive vice president of ELGA Credit Union, Burton, Michigan.

The NCUA will offer live Twitter updates during the webinar on @TheNCUA, and participants can ask questions over Twitter during the presentation. Registrants can submit questions in advance at The email’s subject line should read, “Benefits of CDFI Certification.” Please email technical questions about accessing the webinar to

This webinar will be closed captioned and then archived online here approximately three weeks following the live event.

The webinar, the second of five the Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion will be hosting, will include credit union success stories and how the NCUA’s streamlined certification process makes getting a CDFI designation easier. Future webinars will cover topics including the agency’s 2018 grant initiatives and understanding the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.

NCUA’s Office of Credit Union Resources and Expansion supports low-income-designated credit unions and credit unions interested in a low-income designation; minority credit unions; credit unions seeking changes in their charters, bylaws, or fields of membership; and groups organizing to start new credit unions.

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