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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 >

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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

 

 

Annual CIIS Public Data Release on CDFI Program Recipient Reporting https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=221Annual CIIS Public Data Release on CDFI Program Recipient Reporting <p>The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today twelve years of data provided by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) through its data collection system, known as the Community Investment Impact System (CIIS). The data collected covers fiscal years (FY) 2003 through 2014. </p><p>The release contains Institution Level Report (ILR) data on 777 CDFIs that have reported to CIIS. In general, these CDFIs have provided information on their operation, financial status, and impact in their communities. A previous data release in 2015 consisted of ILR data on 728 CDFIs that had reported to CIIS from FY 2003 through 2013.</p><p>Additionally, the CDFI Fund also released Transaction Level Report (TLR) data to the public detailing how CDFIs provide loans and investments in low-income communities. The data file includes the features and location of over 400,000 individual loans and investments totaling more than $29 billion made by 401 CDFIs. A previous data release in 2015 consisted of TLR data on 370 CDFIs that had reported to CIIS from FY 2003 through 2013.</p><p> <b>Data Background</b></p><p>As part of compliance requirements, award recipients under the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) are required to submit information through CIIS within six months after the close of their fiscal year. This includes the Institution Level Report (ILR) and the Transaction Level Report (TLR). The ILR release includes a total of 203 variables and 3,386 observations describing CDFIs’ profiles such as the demographic and geographic areas that a CDFI had served, staffing levels, financial status, and services and training provided. </p><p>The TLR release includes a total of 50 variables and 419,537 observations detailing CDFIs’ financing activities in an area, including loan or investment structure and location. Documentation of the data is provided in several reports detailing the CIIS CDFI Program data. All ILR and TLR data released to the public are masked to protect the identity of individual CDFIs. </p><p> <b>2016 CDFI Program CIIS Data Release (Data Reported Through FY 2014):</b></p><ul><li><p> <a href="/Documents/CDFI%20Performance%20Data%20Snapshot_Final.pptx" target="_blank">CIIS Data Release Snapshot Presentation</a></p></li><li><p> <a href="/Documents/FY%202014%20CDFI%20CIIS%20Data%20Release.zip" target="_blank">FY 2014 CDFI Program Reporting CIIS Data Release: Documentation, Files, and Instructions</a></p></li></ul> 2016-07-20T04:00:00ZUpdates221
Request for Public Comment: CDFI Program and NACA Program Applicationshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=220Request for Public Comment: CDFI Program and NACA Program Applications<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, Public Law 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 on the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications for the fiscal years (FY) 2017-2019 funding rounds.</p><p>Through the CDFI Program and NACA Program’s Financial Assistance awards and Technical Assistance grants, the CDFI Fund invests in and builds the capacity of for-profit and nonprofit community based lending organizations known as Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). </p><p>CDFI Program and NACA Program award recipients will be competitively selected after the CDFI Fund’s careful review of their applications. The proposed Financial Assistance Application requires the submission of quantitative and qualitative information about the Applicant’s Business Strategy, Products and Services, Market and Competitive Analysis, Management and Staffing, Financial Position, and Growth and Financial Projections. The proposed Technical Assistance Application requires the submission of quantitative and qualitative information about CDFI Certification Qualifications, an Organizational Overview, and Use of Funds.</p><p>The CDFI Fund is seeking input on the content of the FY 2017-2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Applications. Please review the Federal Register notice for a complete list of questions available for comment. </p><p>Comments must be submitted in writing by 60 days after the date of publication of the Federal Register notice to Amber Bell, CDFI Program and NACA Program Manager, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, at <a href="mailto:cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov">cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov</a>. </p><p>The CDFI Fund tentatively plans to open the FY 2017 funding round in the first quarter of FY 2017. </p><p><b>Related Materials</b></p><ul><li><p><a href="/Documents/FY17-19%20CDFI%20NACA%20Program%20Applications%20for%20Public%20Comment%20FR.pdf" target="_blank">Federal Register Notice (In Advance of Publication this Week)</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/Documents/Supporting%20Document%20-%20FY%202017-2019%20CDFI%20Program%20FA%20Application.pdf" target="_blank">For Comment: FY 2017-2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program Financial Assistance Application</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/Documents/Supporting%20Document%20-%20FY17-19%20CDFI%20Program%20TA%20Application%20Narrative%20Final%20PRA%206-20-2016.pdf" target="_blank">For Comment: FY 2017-2019 CDFI Program and NACA Program Technical Assistance Application</a> </p></li></ul> 2016-07-11T04:00:00ZUpdates220
In Pursuit of Innovation: A Webinar Opportunityhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=219In Pursuit of Innovation: A Webinar Opportunity<p>Last November, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) <a href="/news-events/news/Pages/news-detail.aspx?NewsID=185&Category=Updates" target="_blank">announced</a> that the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) was the winner of its 2015 Innovation Challenge. AEO proposed an innovative way of partnering Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) with small businesses in low-income areas that need investment.</p><p>AEO’s proposed solution is a screening and assessment tool that will match small business owners that have been declined by traditional lenders with CDFIs that may be able to assist them. Since winning the Challenge, AEO has been using design thinking strategies and spending lots of time with CDFIs and bank partners to make sure the platform -- which they have named Project CUE, for Connecting Underserved Entrepreneurs -- addresses their needs. </p><p>In this special webinar opportunity, AEO’s team will review what they have learned to-date, describe the services and software they are developing, and answer questions about their solution. CDFI Fund Director Annie Donovan will also provide remarks about the CDFI Fund’s priorities in pursuing innovative solutions to community development problems in low-income and distressed communities. </p><p><b>2015 Innovation Challenge Update Webinar</b></p><p>Tuesday, July 19, 2016<br> 1:00 p.m. EDT<br> Moderated by Tammy Halevy, Senior Vice President for New Initiatives, AEO</p><p><a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5476436895921418243" target="_blank">Register to attend the webinar here.</a> </p><p>Registration may be completed up to the start time of the webinar on July 19. </p><p>Learn more about AEO’s recent work by reading their <a href="http://www.aeoworks.org/index.php/site/page/category/blog/" target="_blank">blog series</a>. Visit <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov</a> to learn more about the CDFI Fund and its programs. </p> 2016-06-28T04:00:00ZUpdates219

 Upcoming Events

 

 

In Pursuit of Innovation: A Webinar Opportunityhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=69In Pursuit of Innovation: A Webinar Opportunity2016-07-19T17:00:00Z2016-07-19T18:00:00ZWebinar0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6669
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=36CDFI Certification Conference Call2016-07-21T19:00:00Z2016-07-21T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6636
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=37CDFI Certification Conference Call2016-08-18T19:00:00Z2016-08-18T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6637

 

 

Framework for the Futurehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=11Framework for the FutureGuiding Principles and Strategic Plan<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pic-highlight1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/Pages/next-five-years.aspx

 

 

Request a Speakerhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5Request a SpeakerSchedule a Speaker for your next event<img alt="" src="/Style%20Library/cdfi/pic-highlight1.jpg?s=F3BB8F79FA7B0B4E2E89F19CE8111068BA762963" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />/Pages/speaker-request.aspx

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 new Awards Management Information System, which will replace myCDFIFund.

 

 

AMIShttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=3AMISicon-communityHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E23http://amis.cdfifund.gov
Community Investment Impact Systemhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=1Community Investment Impact Systemicon-checkmarkHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E21/Pages/ciis.aspx
CIMS Mapping Toolhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=2CIMS Mapping Toolicon-mapHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E22/Pages/mapping-system.aspx

Awards Database

Find CDFIs in your community