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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

 

 

CDFI Fund’s Lisa Jones Named As Finalist for Prestigious Service to America Medalhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=212CDFI Fund’s Lisa Jones Named As Finalist for Prestigious Service to America Medal<p>To coincide with Public Servant Recognition Week, the Partnership for Public Service today announced the 32 finalists for the <a title="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/" href="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/" target="_blank">Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals</a> which highlight excellence in the federal workforce. </p><p>The CDFI Fund is proud that <a title="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=452" href="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=452" target="_blank">Lisa M. Jones</a>, its CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Manager, is among the 32 exceptional federal employees named for her efforts to stand-up and direct this federal program. The <a title="/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-bond/Pages/default.aspx" href="/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-bond/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">CDFI Bond Guarantee Program</a> is a government innovation that is making long-term capital available to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) for the first time, and injecting new and substantial investment into our nation’s most distressed low-income communities. </p><p>In its fifteenth year, the Service to America Medals – also known as “the Sammies” – are highly respected awards with a vigorous selection process. Often called the “Oscars” of government service, the Sammies are known as some of the most prestigious awards to honor public servants. </p><p>The 32 finalists will compete for eight medals, one for each of seven categories in addition to the Federal Employee of the Year medal. There is also a People’s Choice Award. Medal categories include Science and Environment; Homeland Security and Law Enforcement; National Security and International Affairs; Citizen Services; and Management Excellence. Ms. Jones is a finalist in the Citizen Services category. </p><p>The 2016 Finalists will be honored tomorrow, May 3, 2016, at a reception on Capitol Hill. The medal recipients will be announced on September 20, 2016 at an event in Washington, D.C. </p><p>Related Links: </p><p> <a title="http://ourpublicservice.org/publications/viewcontentdetails.php?id=1043" href="http://ourpublicservice.org/publications/viewcontentdetails.php?id=1043" target="_blank">Partnership for Public Service’s press release</a></p><p> <a title="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/" href="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/" target="_blank">Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals website</a></p><p> <a title="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=452" href="http://servicetoamericamedals.org/honorees/view_profile.php?profile=452" target="_blank">Lisa M. Jones’ Sammie profile</a></p><p> <a title="/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-bond/Pages/default.aspx" href="/programs-training/Programs/cdfi-bond/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">CDFI Bond Guarantee Program webpage</a></p> <a title="http://publicservicerecognitionweek.org/" href="http://publicservicerecognitionweek.org/" target="_blank">Public Service Recognition Week website</a>2016-05-03T04:00:00ZPress Releases212
CDFI Fund's Advisory Board to Meet on May 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=211CDFI Fund's Advisory Board to Meet on May 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.<p>The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is convening a meeting of the <a href="/about/Pages/advisory-board.aspx" target="_blank">Community Development Advisory Board </a>(the Advisory Board) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The Advisory Board meeting will be held in the Cash Room at the U.S. Department of the Treasury located at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20220.</p><p>The function of the Advisory Board is to advise the Director of the CDFI Fund on the policies regarding the activities of the CDFI Fund. The Advisory Board does not advise the CDFI Fund on the granting or denial of any particular application for monetary or non-monetary awards.</p><p>Please use the following link to view the official meeting notice:​​​​ <a href="https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-10194" target="_blank">https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-10194</a></p> <p> <b>Meeting Registration & Deadline</b></p><p>The Cash Room will accommodate up to 50 members of the public. Seats are available to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Since the meeting will be held in a secured federal building, members of the public who desire to attend the meeting must register in advance.</p><p>Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on May 10, 2016, or once the room capacity is reached. To register, each member of the public must provide the personal information requested in the registration system. For entry into the building on the date of the meeting, each attendee must present his/her government issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, which includes a photo.</p><p>Please use the following link to register: <a href="http://www.cvent.com/d/4fqvg0" target="_blank">http://www.cvent.com/d/4fqvg0</a></p><p> <b>Public Accommodations</b></p><p>To be compliant with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the U.S. Department of the Treasury will make reasonable accommodations if you require assistance with any of the following; visual, audio or mobility. Please contact Marcia Wilson by calling (202) 622-8177 or via email <a href="mailto:Marcia.Wilson@treasury.gov">Marcia.Wilson@treasury.gov</a>.</p><p>Please be aware that the Treasury building has stairs outside of the main entrance.</p><p> <b>Webcast</b></p><p>You may view the public meeting as a live webcast. You do not need to register to view the webcast. The webcast will also be archived and available for viewing a few days after the meeting.</p><p>Please use the following link to view the webcast: <a href="http://www.yorkcast.com/treasury/events/2016/05/17/cdfi/" target="_blank">http://www.yorkcast.com/treasury/events/2016/05/17/cdfi/</a></p><p> <b>Questions</b></p><p>Any questions can be directed to Bill Luecht in the Office of Legislative and External Affairs by calling (202) 653-0300 or via e-mail at <a href="mailto:AdvisoryBoard@cdfi.treas.gov">AdvisoryBoard@cdfi.treas.gov</a>.</p>2016-04-29T04:00:00ZUpdates211
2016 Capital Magnet Fund Round Update: Application Demand and Application Review Processhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2102016 Capital Magnet Fund Round Update: Application Demand and Application Review Process<p>​​The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today that it received a total of 125 applications under the fiscal year (FY) 2016 round of the Capital Magnet Fund. The Capital Magnet Fund offers competitively awarded grants to finance affordable housing solutions and community revitalization efforts that benefit low-income people and communities nationwide.</p><p>The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and non-profit affordable housing providers that applied under the FY 2016 round are headquartered in 38 states and the District of Columbia. The applicants requested an aggregate total of $609.1 million in Capital Magnet Fund awards, far exceeding the $93.47 million available for awards under the FY 2016 round.</p><p>In addition, the CDFI Fund has made an update to its Application Review and Selection Process as originally outlined in Section V of the FY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA). Given that the Capital Magnet Fund application process was new to many applicants, the CDFI Fund has determined that it will forward all eligible applicants to the external qualitative review stage, rather than only those who score sufficiently high in the quantitative review stage. This update to the review process will allow all applicants to receive a full external review.</p><p>For more information on the Application Review and Selection process, please review the FY 2016 Capital Magnet Fund NOFA and the application materials on the CDFI Fund’s website at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/cmf" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/cmf</a> under How to Apply Step 2: Apply.</p><p>For more information about the Capital Magnet Fund, visit the CDFI Fund’s web site at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/cmf" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/cmf</a>.</p>2016-04-21T04:00:00ZUpdates210

 Upcoming Events

 

 

CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=34CDFI Certification Conference Call2016-05-19T19:00:00Z2016-05-19T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6634
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=35CDFI Certification Conference Call2016-06-16T19:00:00Z2016-06-16T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6635
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

 

 

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

Awards Database

Find CDFIs in your community