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Last Updated: October 4, 2021

FDIC and Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank Host Webinar Supporting Early Childhood Education in Rural Minnesota

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank will host a webinar to amplify ways that banks and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) can work together to support access to early childhood education in rural Minnesota. Presenters will discuss how CDFIs are uniquely qualified to expand access to early childhood education in rural Minnesota and how banks can partner with CDFIs.


  • Rob Grunewald, Economist, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank 
  • Ben Horowitz, Project Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota
  • Sue Moses, Vice President of Lending, WomenVenture 
  • Missy Okeson, Program Officer – Community Impact, Northwest Minnesota Foundation
  • Tabi Steinmetz, Program Officer - Economic Development, Northwest Minnesota Foundation
  • Heidi Hagel Braid, Chief Program Officer, First Children’s Finance
  • Melissa Holman, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC


Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT


Webinar, registration information below.

Who should attend:

Financial institutions, CDFIs, non-profit organizations, other community based organizations, state and local government, small businesses and other stakeholders interested in supporting access to early childhood education across rural Minnesota.

Registration Information:

Event has past, registration is now closed.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please email Melissa Holman at

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