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What does the CDFI Fund Do?

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation’s most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities. These mission-driven organizations are encouraged to apply for CDFI Certification and participate in CDFI Fund programs that inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to financing.

Each business financed, each job created, and each home built represents a critical step in the transformation of a life, a family, and a community. This is real change. This is the CDFI Fund. Discover More >


 

 

Bank Enterprise Award Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Bank Enterprise Award ProgramThe BEA Program provides awards to FDIC-insured institutions for eligible investments. The BEA Program provides awards to FDIC-insured institutions for eligible investments. /programs-training/Programs/bank_enterprise_award/Pages/default.aspx
CDFI Bond Guarantee Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=5CDFI Bond Guarantee Program The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program is a source of long-term, patient capital for CDFIs. The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program is a source of long-term, patient capital for CDFIs. /programs-training/Programs/cdfi-bond/Pages/default.aspx
CDFI Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=6CDFI ProgramThe CDFI Program provides Financial and Technical Assistance awards to CDFIs./programs-training/Programs/cdfi-program/Pages/default.aspx
Capacity Building Initiativehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=2Capacity Building Initiative The Capacity Building Initiative is a source of training and technical assistance for CDFIs. The Capacity Building Initiative is a source of training and technical assistance for CDFIs. /programs-training/training-ta/Pages/default.aspx
Capital Magnet Fundhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=3Capital Magnet FundThe Capital Magnet Fund encourages the development of affordable housing in low-income communities.The Capital Magnet Fund encourages the development of affordable housing in low-income communities./programs-training/Programs/cmf/Pages/default.aspx
Native Initiativeshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=7Native InitiativesThe Native Initiatives provides awards, training, and technical assistance to CDFIs serving Native Communities.The Native Initiatives provides awards, training, and technical assistance to CDFIs serving Native Communities./programs-training/Programs/native-initiatives/Pages/default.aspx
New Markets Tax Credit Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Program Areas/DispForm.aspx?ID=8New Markets Tax Credit Program The New Markets Tax Credit encourages economic and community development in low-income communities. The New Markets Tax Credit encourages economic and community development in low-income communities. /programs-training/Programs/new-markets-tax-credit/Pages/default.aspx

Impact We Make

The vision of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (the CDFI Fund) is to economically empower America’s underserved and distressed communities.

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 Announcements

 

 

Save the Date: Question and Answer Sessions for the 2021 ACR Reporting Cyclehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=406Save the Date: Question and Answer Sessions for the 2021 ACR Reporting Cycle<style> </style> <div>In light of substantive changes that have been made to its <a href="/programs-training/certification/cdfi/Pages/reporting-step.aspx#step2">Annual Certification and Data Collection Report (ACR)</a> for the 2021 reporting cycle, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will be conducting quarterly conference calls to respond to questions specifically related to the ACR. The quarterly conference calls are intended to serve as a forum for Certified CDFIs and other ACR stakeholders to ask questions about the ACR and its submission process.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <em>Please note, the quarterly ACR conference calls are separate from the conference calls that the CDFI Fund’s Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation (CCME) <a href="/programs-training/certification/cdfi/Pages/default.aspx">holds on a monthly basis</a> to answer general questions regarding CDFI Certification and the Certification process.</em><br></div><div> <br> </div><div><p> <strong>Conference Call Instructions</strong></p></div><div> <br> </div><div>The schedule for ACR question and answer conference calls are provided below. To access conference calls participants need to call the toll-free number <strong>(800) 593-8996</strong> and dial in the numeric Participant Pass-code “<strong>2844470</strong>”. No prior registration is necessary. Requests for reasonable accommodations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should be directed to Jay Santiago at (202) 653-0300 no later than 48 hours before the conference call begins.</div><div> <br> </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Thursday, June 10, 2021  at 3:00 pm – 4:00pm Eastern </div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern</div><div>•<span style="white-space:pre;"> </span>Thursday, December 10, 2021 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern</div><div> <br> </div><div>Questions regarding CDFI Certification and the ACR may be directed to CCME by email to <a href="mailto:ccme@cdfi.treas.gov">ccme@cdfi.treas.gov</a>; via an AMIS Service Request; or by phone to (202) 653-0423.</div><div> <br> <br> </div>2021-01-26T05:00:00ZUpdates406
Request for Public Comment: Capital Magnet Fund Application and Annual Performance Reporthttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=405Request for Public Comment: Capital Magnet Fund Application and Annual Performance Report<p>The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) Application and the CMF Annual Performance Report (CMF Performance Report).</p><p>The Capital Magnet Fund was established through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-289) or HERA, as a competitive grant program administered by the CDFI Fund. Through CMF, the CDFI Fund provides financial assistance grants to Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and qualified non-profit housing organizations. These awards can be used to finance affordable housing activities, as well as related economic development activities and community service facilities.</p><p>CMF Award Recipients are selected through a competitive process involving a careful review of their Application for program funding. The Application requires the submission of quantitative data and narrative responses for three parts: (1) Business and Leveraging Strategy, (2) Community Impact, and (3) Organizational Capacity. The Award selection process is defined in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for each funding round.</p><p>In addition, the CMF Award Recipients are required to submit the CMF Annual Performance Report. The information collected in the CMF Performance Report is reviewed to ensure the Award Recipient’s compliance with its Performance Goals and contractual obligations, as well as the overall performance of the program. Data collected through the CMF Performance Report consists of three categories of data: (1) mandatory data points, (2) conditionally required data points based on project characteristics, financing type or other condition, and (3) optional data points.</p><p>The CDFI Fund has posted the proposed CMF Application and CMF Performance Report to its website here for public review. Comments are invited on all aspects of the information collections, but commentators may wish to pay particular attention to the series of questions in the Request for Public Comment notice that focus on specific aspects of the CMF Application, the Application evaluation process, and the CMF Performance Report. These questions cover topics such as the impact of the program; how different eligible entities should apply for the program; High Opportunity Areas and Areas of Economic Distress; rental and homeownership housing; Economic Development Activities; Application service areas for the program; and other important elements of the program’s Application and compliance requirements.</p><p>Comments must be submitted in writing by 60 days after the date of publication of the Federal Register notice via email to Daniel Aiello, Program Manager, Capital Magnet Fund, CDFI Fund, at <a href="mailto:CMF@cdfi.treas.gov">CMF@cdfi.treas.gov</a>.</p><p>Related Materials:<br></p><ul><li> <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/30/2020-28757/notice-of-information-collection-and-request-for-public-comment" target="_blank">Federal Register Notice</a></li><li> <a href="/Documents/CMFApplicationTemplateCMFPRARenewal%20from%20MT%20OneCT%2012212020_508%20Compliant.pdf">For Comment: Capital Magnet Fund Application</a></li><li> <a href="/Documents/CMFPerformanceReportDataPointsCMFPRARenewal%20final%20from%20MT%20OneCT%2012212020_508%20Compliant.xlsx">For Comment: Capital Magnet Fund Annual Performance Report</a> </li></ul> <br>2020-12-30T05:00:00ZUpdates405
CDFI Fund Seeks Public Comment on NMTC Program Allocation Applicationhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=404CDFI Fund Seeks Public Comment on NMTC Program Allocation Application<p>The U.S. Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. No. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) Allocation Application. The request for comment was published today in the Federal Register.</p><p>The U.S. Department of the Treasury, through the CDFI Fund, Internal Revenue Service, and the Office of Tax Policy, administers the NMTC Program. In order to claim the New Markets Tax Credit, taxpayers make Qualified Equity Investments (QEIs) in Community Development Entities (CDEs) and substantially all of the QEI proceeds must, in turn, be used by the CDE to provide investments in businesses and real estate developments in low-income communities and other purposes authorized under the statute.</p><p>The application under review is part of the award selection process for the allocation of tax credit authority to CDEs. The Allocation Application has five main sections: Business strategy – Community Outcomes; Management Capacity; Capitalization Strategy; and Information Regarding Previous Awards – in addition to an Applicant Information section and various tables.</p><p>Please note that comments are being requested on changes to be made to the calendar year (CY) 2021 Allocation Application. Specifically, comments are invited on: (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of technology; and (e) estimates of costs required to provide the requested information including capital or start-up costs, costs of operation, maintenance costs, and costs to purchase any additional services.</p><p>An NMTC Allocation Application Template is provided online (link below) to aid the public in providing comments requested by this Notice, and presents the questions that will comprise the CY 2021 NMTC Allocation Application, including substantive revisions relative to the existing NMTC Allocation Application. These proposed substantive revisions relative to the existing NMTC Allocation Application are highlighted in yellow in the NMTC Allocation Application Template.</p><p>All comments must be received by March 1, 2021 and must be submitted in writing and sent to Christopher Allison, NMTC Program Manager, Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, by e-mail to nmtc@cdfi.treas.gov.</p><p>For more information about the NMTC Program, please visit <a href="/nmtc">www.cdfifund.gov/nmtc</a>, or view our factsheet.</p><p>Related Documents</p><ul><li> <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/29/2020-28649/community-development-financial-institutions-fund-notice-and-request-for-public-comment" target="_blank">Federal Register Notice</a><br></li><li> <a href="/Documents/NMTC%20Allocation%20Application%20PRA-508C.pdf">For Comment: NMTC Allocation Application Template</a></li></ul> <br>2020-12-29T05:00:00ZUpdates404

 Upcoming Events

 

 

CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=76CDFI Certification Conference Call2021-01-21T20:00:00Z2021-01-21T21:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E5476
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=77CDFI Certification Conference Call2021-02-18T20:00:00Z2021-02-18T21:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E5477
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=78CDFI Certification Conference Call2021-03-18T19:00:00Z2021-03-18T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E5478

 

 

Strategic Planhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=11Strategic PlanFY 2017 - FY 2022<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/PublicationImages/Final%20Strategic%20Plan%20Cover%20102716%20highlight.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/Pages/next-five-years.aspx

 

 

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CDFI Fund Tools & Resources

Access Tools and Resources

Access the CDFI Fund's database systems below. Use the Awards Database search to find CDFI Fund awardees by state for all of the CDFI Fund's programs. AMIS is the CDFI Fund's Awards Management Information System, which has replaced the Community Investment Impact System and myCDFIFund.

 

 

Compliance and Performance Reporting Resourceshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Compliance and Performance Reporting Resourcesicon-checkmarkHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E21/Pages/amisreporting.aspx
CIMS Mapping Toolhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=2CIMS Mapping Toolicon-mapHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E22/Pages/mapping-system.aspx
AMIShttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=3AMISicon-communityHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E23http://amis.cdfifund.gov

Awards Database

Find CDFIs in your community