Direct loans and guaranties of up to $1 billion for tenors as long as 25 years, with specific programs targeting small and medium U.S. businesses.

Structured Finance

DFC provides financing of more than $50 million to projects in critical infrastructure, energy, and other projects requiring large investments.

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Development Credit

DFC also works on projects requiring less than $50 million in financing.

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Mission Transaction Unit

DFC’s Mission Transaction Unit (MTU) works with USAID to identify access to finance challenges in developing countries and partners with local, regional, and international financial institutions and businesses to mobilize private investment to advance DFC’s and USAID’s development objectives. MTU can support transactions with all of DFC’s investment tools.

Portfolio for Impact and Innovation

In addition to traditional DFC financing, the agency's Portfolio for Impact and Innovation (PI2) program supports early-stage social enterprises with innovative solutions to challenges facing the developing world.

Defense Production Act

In response to the COVID-19 global crisis, DFC is seeking to strengthen and restore domestic industrial base capabilities through the Defense Production Act (DPA). An Executive Order from the President provides DFC the tools under the DPA to finance the domestic production of strategic resources needed to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, and to strengthen any relevant domestic medical supply chains.

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