Policy Areas

Our clients include many of the leading community development finance, housing and rural development, transportation and human services organizations and associations in America. Rapoza Associates represents a number of individual and client coalitions in obtaining federal funding, as well as the  policy and funding priorities of four coalitions of mission-driven organizations with shared interests, including the Rural Housing Coalition, Friends of the SBA Microloan Program,  the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition and the CDFI Coalition.

In addition to our work on federal funding, we work on legislative and regulatory matters at a diverse array of federal agencies including:

Department of Agriculture

  • Rural Housing Programs, including support for nonprofit organizations
  • Rural Water Sewer Programs, including technical assistance
  • Rural Business Programs
  • Intermediary Relending Program
  • Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
  • Rural Business Enterprise Grant program
  • Rural Community Development Initiative
  • Rural Business Investment Program

Environmental Protection Agency

  • Safe Drinking Water Program Technical Assistance
  • Clean Drinking Water Program Technical Assistance

Department of Treasury

  • Troubled Assets Relief Program
  • Capital Purchase Program
  • Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund
  • New Markets Tax Credit Program
  • CDFI Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Programs
  • Capital Magnet Fund

Department of Commerce

  • Economic Development Administration
  • Economic Adjustment Program

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Office of Community Services
  • Community Economic Development
  • Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals
  • Rural Facilities Program
  • Office of Head Start
  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start

Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Community Development Block Grants
  • Section 108 CDBG Loan Guarantee Program
  • Neighborhood Initiatives and Economic Development Initiatives
  • Housing Counseling
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • Fair Housing Initiatives Program

Small Business Association

  • Microloan Program
  • New Markets Venture Capital Program

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Transportation Assistance Grant Program

Department of Transportation

  • Rural Technical Assistance Program

Department of Labor

  • Transition Assistance Program
  • Youthbuild