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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 Releases Application Demand for FY 2017 Round of Capital Magnet Fundhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=284CDFI Fund Releases Application Demand for FY 2017 Round of Capital Magnet Fund<p>The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) released today the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2017 round of its Capital Magnet Fund program. A total of 120 organizations headquartered in 38 states and the District of Columbia submitted eligible applications requesting nearly $540 million in funding. 54 percent of the applicants are certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and the remaining 46 percent of the applicants are non-profit affordable housing organizations.</p><p>Through the Capital Magnet Fund, the CDFI Fund competitively awards funds to 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. The Capital Magnet Fund aims to attract private capital to economically distressed communities, including underserved rural areas. Funding for the Capital Magnet Fund comes from allocations made by the Government-Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and varies from year to year. $119.5 million is available for awards for the FY 2017 round.</p><p>The FY 2017 application period closed on August 31, 2017. The CDFI Fund currently expects to announce the awards in early 2018. For more information about the Capital Magnet Fund, visit the CDFI Fund’s website at <a href="/cmf">www.cdfifund.gov/cmf</a>.</p>2017-12-14T05:00:00ZUpdates284
FY 2018 CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Q&A Conference Calls: December 18 & 19, 2017https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=281FY 2018 CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Q&A Conference Calls: December 18 & 19, 2017<p>On November 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) opened the fiscal year (FY) 2018 application period for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program. A total of up to $500 million in bond guarantee authority is available to eligible Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in FY 2018, pending Congressional authorization.</p><p>To provide a forum to applicants of the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, the CDFI Fund will conduct two one-hour conference calls to answer questions about the application. The calls are not an application workshop or training and no presentation will be given during the calls; only questions from potential applicants will be addressed. </p><p> <b>Conference Call Details</b></p><p>Advance registration is not required to attend. </p><p>Dates and Times: <br> Monday, December 18, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST <br> Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. EST</p><p>Call-In Number: 1-877-917-4912 </p><p>Participant Passcode: 4540093 </p><p>The call-in phone number and passcode are the same for both conference calls.</p><p> <b>Learn More</b></p><p>For more information about the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, please visit www.cdfifund.gov/bond.</p><p>Also available on the CDFI Fund’s website are prerecorded presentations on the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program. These presentations can be found on the CDFI Bond Guarantee webpage at www.cdfifund.gov/bond under the How To Apply section by clicking Step 2: Apply.</p><p> <b>Questions</b></p><p>The last day the CDFI Fund will accept questions regarding the FY 2018 application period for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program is January 16, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All questions must be submitted electronically to the program office at <a href="mailto:bgp@cdfi.treas.gov" target="_blank">bgp@cdfi.treas.gov</a>.  </p><p>Inquiries regarding legal documents related to the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program should be directed to the CDFI Fund’s Office of Legal Counsel via email at <a href="mailto:legal@cdfi.treas.gov" target="_blank">legal@cdfi.treas.gov</a>. </p>2017-12-12T05:00:00ZUpdates281
FY 2017 Round BEA Program Applicants: Application Submission Deadline Extended to December 14, 2017 https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=279FY 2017 Round BEA Program Applicants: Application Submission Deadline Extended to December 14, 2017 <p>On September 29, 2017, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced in a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program) that the deadline for submitting the FY 2017 BEA Program Application (Application) via the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System (AMIS) was 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 30, 2017. </p><p>Due to technical issues many users have recently experienced with the CDFI Fund’s AMIS and CDFI Information Mapping System, the CDFI Fund is extending the Application deadline for all applicants who submitted a validated SF-424 Mandatory in Grants.gov by the November 16, 2017 deadline. The extended deadline for the Application submission via AMIS is now December 14, 2017, 5:00pm ET. Please note, this extension applies only to those applicants that have submitted a validated SF-424 Mandatory by the above referenced deadline. This notice does not extend or revise the SF-424 Mandatory submission deadline.</p><p>The last day to contact the BEA Program Office and Information Technology (IT) department is extended as follows: </p><ul><li><p><b>December 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET:</b> last day to contact BEA Program staff regarding BEA Program application materials. For more information, contact the CDFI Fund BEA Helpdesk at (202) 653-0421 or submit a BEA Award AMIS service request.</p></li><li><p><b>December 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET:</b> last day to contact the IT Helpdesk regarding AMIS support and submission of the FY 2017 BEA Program application in AMIS. For assistance, contact the CDFI Fund IT Helpdesk at (202) 653-0422 or submit an IT AMIS service request.</p></li></ul><p>All other information and requirements set forth in the September 29, 2017, NOFA shall remain effective as published. </p><p>For more information about the FY 2017 BEA Program Application and the Bank Enterprise Award Program, please visit <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/bea" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/bea</a>. For questions regarding the BEA Program, please contact the CDFI Fund Help Desk at (202) 653-0421 or via the Service Request feature in AMIS.</p>2017-11-27T05:00:00ZUpdates279

 Upcoming Events

 

 

CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=81CDFI Certification Conference Call2017-11-16T20:00:00Z2017-11-16T21:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6681
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=82CDFI Certification Conference Call2017-12-21T20:00:00Z2017-12-21T21:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6682

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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
AMIShttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Tools Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=3AMISicon-communityHome;#0x0100178F0095A2AE7A4FBED67E33256F670E0400E5EE0B704BCEE64CA003554D82DE23E23http://amis.cdfifund.gov

Awards Database

Find CDFIs in your community