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On Wednesday, May 17, we will join CDFIs across the nation for Advocacy Day. In fact, SCCLF COO Anna Lewin is in Washington, DC to meet with South Carolina lawmakers and advocate for the CDFI fund. While Anna and our allies are in DC visiting our elected officials, we can support their efforts from right here at home through Virtual Advocacy Day. CDFIs will use their collective voices to advocate for the CDFI fund and ask members of Congress to allocate $250 million to it in 2018. The current budget proposal eliminates the CDFI fund completely.

Why stand up for the CDFI fund?

The graphic above shows how impressive the national numbers are, and the CDFI fund’s impact also reaches to all corners of South Carolina. As of 2015, the CDFI fund has supported in our state:

• 198,925 jobs
• 3,417 housing units
• 935 small businesses

We are proud to stand with other CDFIs across the country in support of federal funding that helps drive economic development and resilience in South Carolina communities.