Community Investment Impact System (CIIS)


The Community Investment Impact System (CIIS) is the web-based data collection system that CDFIs and CDEs use to submit their Institution Level Reports (ILRs) and Transaction Level Reports (TLRs) to the CDFI Fund.

Below are links to all of the available CIIS documents. These are for information purposes only. To complete and submit the required reports, CDFIs and CDEs must enter CIIS through the AMIS system and then access their organization’s myCDFIFund account.

CIIS is managed by i360technologies, the contractor for the CDFI Fund. If you have any questions about CIIS, contact the CIIS Help Desk at either of the following: 1-888-341-6570 or  

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Institution Level Report (ILR) - Fiscal Year 2016

Transaction Level Report (TLR) - Fiscal Year 2016

CDFI ILR: Data validation enhancements have been made to 84 ILR questions to improve data quality.
For example, in Question 35b: “Description of Other Earned Revenue” the validation is: “If Q. 35 – Other Earned Revenue is greater than zero, describe the nature of other earned revenues reported in Other Earned Revenue.”
Please note, these validations do not involve adding any questions to the survey but instead are logical cross checks and threshold validation checks to ensure that the reported values are reasonable.

CDE ILR: The only change to the CDE ILR is the removal of the Qualified Equity Investment Table from the data collection. This table is now combined with the TLR reporting on disbursements for each QEI.


  1. Fifteen validation enhancements have been implemented detailed in the instructions.

  2. Bank Holding Companies can now report a TLR for their identified subsidiaries.

  3. The project and investee CIMS code has been removed to ease reporting.


  1. Loan-to-Value Ratio: Removed current validation requiring response to be >10.

  2. Amount Charged Off: The system shall reject the transaction and generate the following error if Amount Charged Off + Amount Recovered is greater than Original Loan Investment Amount; “Amount Charged Off + Amount Recovered must be less than or equal to Original Loan/Investment Amount”

  3. The project and investee CIMS code has been removed to ease reporting.

  4. QEI Disbursement Reporting tab created to combine the ILR QEI table with the TLR transactional reporting to sum up all disbursements related to an individual QEI.



Allocatees are now required to report on Qualified Equity Investments (QEI) that have reached the end of the 7-year tax credit compliance period. The QEI Closeout Report must be filed after the final Transaction Level Report (TLR) and Institution Level Report (ILR) have been submitted for QEIs that have reached the end of their compliance period. The information entered into the TLR and ILR reports will then be used to prepopulate the QEI Closeout Report.


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CIIS Impact Data Releases

The CIIS data submitted by CDFIs include an organizational profile, financial position, portfolio information, community impacts, development services, other products and services, and compliance measures.

The CIIS data submitted by CDEs include an organizational profile, Qualified Equity Investment distribution, portfolio information, loans, community impacts, financial counseling and other services, compliance measures and other data.

The CDFI Fund’s data sharing procedures are designed to assure privacy and protect the confidentiality of CDFIs and CDEs, their investors, and their individual borrowers and projects while maintaining the integrity of the community impact datasets and making the widest array of data available. To that end, the CDFI Fund takes steps to maintain confidentiality, including suppression of select identifiable data points. Additionally, academic and independent researchers with demonstrable research needs must sign a nondisclosure agreement with the CDFI Fund for access to CIIS data.

The following data will be suppressed when the CDFI Fund releases impact data:

  • Name, telephone number and email address of the Person Responsible for Completing the Survey.

  • Responses to open-ended questions.

  • Data collected solely to evaluate a CDFI Program awardees’ compliance with its assistance agreement.

  • Data collected solely for internal CDFI Fund purposes.

  • Summary financial ratios calculated by CIIS.

  • Personally identifiable information of borrowers and investees.