New Webinars: CDFI Certification and Grant Series

Posted by Laurie Moore
on "November 30, 2017 7:59 am"

Several Hawaii credit unions are reaping the benefits of grants. It's time for your credit union to obtain funding for important initiatives.

Register now for the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions' new three-part CDFI Certification and Grant Webinar Series, which will cover successful community development business planning and what's new this year for the CDFI Fund, including:

  • Part 1: Doing Well by Doing Good: The CDFI Business Model and Successful Business Planning 
  • Part 2: The CDFI Fund's FY 2018 Grant Writing Round 
  • Part 3: The CDFI Fund's 2018 Grant Writing Round Post-NOFA Release Analysis

This webinar meets 3 times:

  • Thu, Dec 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM HST
  • Thu, Jan 25, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM HST
  • Thu, Feb 8, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM HST


In the latest round of NCUA Office of Small Credit Unions Initiative (OSCUI) grants, six Hawaii credit unions received substantial awards:

Digital Services & Security Grant

  • Big Island FCU
  • Ewa FCU
  • Honea FCU
  • Kahului FCU

Leadership Development Grant

  • Molokai Community

Small Low Income Credit Union Capacity (LICU) Grant

  • Onomea FCU

The purpose of the OSCUI Grant Program is to assist low-income designated credit unions (LICU) in providing basic financial services to their low-income members to stimulate economic activities in their communities. Through the OSCUI Grant Program, NCUA provides financial support in the form of technical assistance grants to LICUs. These funds help improve and expand the availability of financial services to these members. The OSCUI Grant Program also serves as a source of funding to help LICUs respond to emergencies. The Grant Program consists of Congressional appropriations that are administered by OSCUI, an office of the NCUA.

Each grant may be used for a project supporting the efforts of credit unions:

  • Providing basic financial and related services to residents in their communities.
  • Enhancing their capacity to better serve their members and the communities in which they operate.