Fed Acts on BDA Request to Support Municipal Market

Today, March 23, 2020, following submission of a letter in which the BDA urged the fed to take action to support the municipal market, and ongoing calls from a broad range of market participants, the Federal Reserve announced extensive, new measures that will:

  • Facilitate the flow of credit to municipalities by expanding the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility (MMLF) to include a wider range of securities, including municipal variable rate demand notes (VRDNs) and bank certificates of deposit; and
  • Facilitating the flow of credit to municipalities by expanding the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) to include high-quality, tax-exempt commercial paper as eligible securities. In addition, the pricing of the facility has been reduced.

The BDA will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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