Ohio CDC Association Membership

The Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) provides numerous special benefits to its membership:

  • AmeriCorps VISTA members, who serve in affordable housing, economic development, and community engagement
  • IDA match funding through OCDCA as well as meetings of the Assets Ohio Individual Development Account (IDA) Network
  • Operational and Loan Funding for Microbusiness Development Programs
  • Free or discounted registration for training opportunities throughout the year as well as for the OCDCA Annual Conference
  • Group-rated workers compensation discounts
  • Discount membership in Ohio Association of Nonprofit Associations
  • Technical assistance for general organizational development, as well as specific assistance for programs such as housing development, community engagement, and microbusiness.
  • Creation of a common voice for Ohio’s CDCs through advocacy and public policy development at the state and national level
  • Collaboration with federal, state and local governments to develop policies and programs that support community-based development
  • Membership with the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)
  • Listing in the online membership directory
  • Networking opportunities with other CDCs and peers at regional membership meetings
  • E-newsletters with current news and funding opportunities in community development
  • Technical and capacity building assistance to start a CDC