December 18, 2013
The CDFI Fund is issuing a call for well-qualified personnel to serve as Application
Reviewers and Alternates for the FY 2014 round of the Community Development Financial
Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program
For more information about this opportunity and to apply, please
use the link below. The CDFI Fund has contracted with F2 Solutions to process Reviewer
applications on a rolling basis.
General Candidate Qualifications and Responsibilities:
The CDFI Fund and F2 Solutions require Reviewers and Alternates to have considerable
expertise in community and economic development finance sectors such as affordable
housing, small business, microfinance, and commercial real estate financing; financing
of community-based organizations; and development service activities; or have prior experience
serving as a successful CDFI Program or NACA Program application reviewer.
Working independently and remotely, Reviewers provide critical first-stage evaluations
CDFI Program Overview
Through the CDFI Program, the CDFI Fund invests in and builds the capacity of CDFIs
to serve low-income people and communities lacking adequate access to affordable
financial products and services. The CDFI Fund invests in certified CDFIs by awarding
Financial Assistance awards to applicants who have demonstrated the financial and
managerial capacity to provide financial products and services to a low-income target
market and to leverage additional resources effectively. Through Technical Assistance
grants, the CDFI Fund enables certified CDFIs and emerging entities working toward
certification to build their capacity as lending institutions.
In FY 2014, the Healthy Food Financing Initiative-Financial Assistance awards will
serve as an additional funding opportunity under the CDFI Program for eligible CDFIs
that express an interest in expanding their financing activities that increase access
to healthy food.
NACA Program Overview
In 2004, the CDFI Fund introduced the NACA Program, which was specifically designed
to encourage the creation and strengthening of CDFIs that primarily serve Native
American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities (Native Communities). Organizations
funded serve a wide range of Native Communities, and reflect a diversity of institutions
in various stages of development – from organizations in the early planning stages
of creating a CDFI, to tribal entities working to certify an existing lending program,
to established CDFIs in need of further assistance. The CDFI Fund awards both Financial
Assistance and Technical Assistance awards under the NACA Program.