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Notice: During the duration of the federal government shutdown, CDFI Fund staff and services will be unavailable. Access to CDFI Fund help desks, the CDFI Fund Awards Management Information System (AMIS), and updates to the CDFI Fund website will also be suspended during this time. CDFI Fund services and staff will be available once federal government operations have been restored to full operational status.


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

 

 

FY 2018 Round CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Applicants: Guarantee Application Deadline Extended to February 16, 2018https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=287FY 2018 Round CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Applicants: Guarantee Application Deadline Extended to February 16, 2018<p>​​On November 2, 2017, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced in a Notice of Guarantee Availability (NOGA) for the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program that the deadline for submitting a fiscal year (FY) 2018 Guarantee Application was 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 23, 2018.</p><p>In anticipation of the publication of an amended NOGA in the Federal Register tomorrow, the CDFI Fund is announcing that it is extending the Guarantee Application deadline to 11:59 p.m. EST on February 16, 2018. </p><p>Relatedly, the last day to contact the CDFI Fund with questions regarding the Guarantee Application has been extended to 5:00 p.m. EST on February 9, 2018. Please refer to the November 2, 2017, NOGA for details on communicating with the CDFI Fund.</p><p>The deadline for Qualified Issuer Applications must have been received by the CDFI Fund by 11:59 p.m. EST on January 9, 2018; and the CDFI Certification Applications must have been received by the CDFI Fund by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2017, in accordance with the NOGA published on November 2, 2017.</p><p>All other information and requirements set forth in the November 2, 2017, NOGA shall remain effective as published.</p><p>For more information about the CDFI Bond Guarantee Program, please visit www.cdfifund.gov/bond.</p><p>Links:</p><ul><li><p><a href="/Documents/FY%202018%20CDFI%20Bond%20Guarantee%20Program%20%20Application%20Deadline%20Extension.pdf" target="_blank">Amended NOGA (January 16, 2018)</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/Documents/FY%202018%20BGP%20NOGA%2010022017.pdf" target="_blank">NOGA (November 2, 2017)</a></p></li><p> </p></ul>2018-01-16T05:00:00ZUpdates287
Save the Date: Upcoming FY 2018 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Workshopshttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=288Save the Date: Upcoming FY 2018 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Workshops<p>The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) is tentatively planning to release the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) and applications for the FY 2018 Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) in early February 2018.</p><p>These programs provide awards to build the capacity of financial institutions serving low-income communities. The CDFI Fund will provide further information about the NOFAs and how to apply in the coming weeks. </p><p>To help potential applicants better understand the CDFI Program and NACA Program and how to apply for funding, the CDFI Fund is planning to conduct a number of application workshops in Washington, DC at the CDFI Fund’s headquarters: </p><p><b>Tentative Schedule for FY 2018 CDFI Program and NACA Program Application Workshops </b></p><ul><li><p>February 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: NACA Program Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance Joint Workshop </p></li><li><p>February 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: CDFI Program Financial Assistance Workshop </p></li><li><p>February 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: CDFI Program Technical Assistance Workshop</p></li><li><p>February 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: CDFI Program Financial Assistance Workshop </p></li><li><p>February 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: CDFI Program Technical Assistance Workshop </p></li></ul><p><i>*The CDFI Fund may combine the Financial Assistance and Technical Assistance workshops held on February 27, 2018 if attendance does not support separate sessions. </i></p><p>Registration information for these in-person application workshops will be available on the CDFI Fund’s website after the NOFA and applications are released. Sign up to receive notifications for the CDFI Program and NACA Program NOFAs and application release, along with other CDFI Fund updates, <a href="https://service.govdelivery.com/accounts/USTREASCDFI/subscriber/new" target="_blank">here</a>. </p><p>To learn more about the CDFI Program, please visit <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/cdfi" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/cdfi</a>. Information about the NACA Program may be found at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/native" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/native</a>. </p> 2018-01-16T05:00:00ZUpdates288
CDFI Fund Website Services Outage Notification: CIMS3 Unavailable December 20 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=285CDFI Fund Website Services Outage Notification: CIMS3 Unavailable December 20 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time <p>The CDFI Fund will be performing planned system maintenance to deploy updated New Markets Tax Credit Program Low-Income Community data as revised by the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). As a result, CIMS3 will be unavailable 8:00 p.m.-11:59 p.m Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 20.</p><p>Please contact the IT Help Desk at (202) 653-0422 or AMIS@cdfi.treas.gov prior to the outage date if you have any questions or require more information. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, and appreciate your patience and cooperation.</p> 2017-12-18T05:00:00ZUpdates285

 Upcoming Events

 

 

CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=1CDFI Certification Conference Call2018-01-18T20:00:00Z2018-01-18T21:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E541
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=2CDFI Certification Conference Call2018-02-15T20:00:00Z2018-02-15T21:00:00ZConference Call 0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E542
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3CDFI Certification Conference Call2018-03-15T19:00:00Z2018-03-15T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E543

 

 

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.

 

 

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