Federal Policy

PCDC supports policies at the federal, state, and local level that promote health equity by expanding and ensuring access to quality primary care.

  • Federal CDFI Priorities

    As a CDFI and a leader on primary care investment, PCDC advocates for legislation that would create make it is easier for underserved communities to receive financing and strengthen the CDFI Fund.


    H.R. 2539, New Markets Tax Credit Extension Act


    PCDC’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program provides flexible, low-cost financing for primary care projects that integrate an array of services that broadly address the healthcare needs of low-income people. PCDC’s NMTC Program has invested $378MM of NMTC Allocation to finance and enhance primary care and other vital health services in underserved communities where program revenue may be insufficient to support traditional financing. Although the NMTC program is incredibly effective and has played an essential role in expanding access to health care and many other services, it is not a permanent program.  Instead, it must be reauthorized through the federal budget periodically – currently, the program has been authorized until 2025 but will sunset without further action in Fiscal Year 2026.


    PCDC supports H.R. 2539, introduced by Representatives Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Claudia Tenney (R-NY), which would make the NMTC program permanent and allow for new investments in some of the most distressed communities in the nation.

    More info on H.R.2539, New Market Tax Credit Extension Act

  • Federal Primary Care Priorities

    PCDC engages with lawmakers and regulators at the federal level of government to advocate for policies that expand access to high-quality primary care.


    Learn more about PCDC’s primary care priorities.