The Mission Lenders Working Group is a coalition of SBA certified Community Advantage (CA) lenders that includes SBA Certified Development Companies (CDCs), SBA Microloan Intermediaries and Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) with a commitment to financing and supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in underserved communities.
The Mission Lender Working Group leads an advocacy and education campaign to promote and strengthen the CA loan guarantee. We are committed to securing permanent status for the CA loan guarantee so mission lenders can continue using SBA loan guarantee authority to finance small businesses that traditional 7(a) lenders are unable to serve.
The Mission Lenders Working Group is managed by The Feighan Team, a government relations and advocacy firm based in Washington, DC. Monthly Working Group conference calls are convened so participating CA lenders have an opportunity to share challenges as well as best practices, engage with SBA program staff, and/or discuss and resolve CA program issues. The Working Group keeps congressional offices updated on how and where CA lenders are working, briefed on the types of businesses benefitting from CA loans and informed on the important work mission lenders are doing with the backing of an SBA guarantee.
Membership in the Mission Lenders Working Group is open to any active CA lenders. For more information about joining the Mission Lenders Working Group please contact us.