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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

 

 

Reminder for CDFI Fund Award and Allocation Recipient(s): Don’t Forget Your Annual Compliance Report(s)!https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=306Reminder for CDFI Fund Award and Allocation Recipient(s): Don’t Forget Your Annual Compliance Report(s)!<p>Are you the Authorized Representative of an organization that has received a CDFI Fund Award and/or Allocation? If so, don’t forget that in order to maintain compliance with your Assistance and/or Allocation Agreement(s) you must complete and submit the annual compliance report(s) as specified in your agreement(s).</p><p>The due dates to submit the annual compliance report(s) vary by fiscal year end date and type of award. This reminder is specifically for organizations with Assistance and/or Allocation Agreements that have an upcoming report due date of <b>June 29, and June 30, 2018.</b> </p><p><b>How to Check Your Report Date</b></p><p>Your organization’s required report date can be found in the Assistance and/or Allocation Agreement(s) for your award(s). Please review your Assistance and/or Allocation Agreement(s) to check if you are required to report at this time and for additional information about the annual compliance report requirements. </p><p>Failure to file the annual compliance report(s) may result in noncompliance with your organization’s Assistance and/or Allocation Agreement(s). </p><p><b>For More Information</b></p><p>Information and instructions on submitting your annual compliance report(s) can be found on the CDFI Fund’s website at the following links:</p><ul><li><p><a href="https://amis.cdfifund.gov/s/AMIS-ComplianceTrainingManual_FinalVersion.pdf?v=1" target="_blank">CDFI/NACA Program Reporting</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/Pages/ciis.aspx" target="_blank">NMTC Program Reporting</a> </p></li></ul><p>If you have questions about the annual compliance report(s), please contact your organization’s Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Portfolio Manager directly or send a Service Request via your organization’s AMIS account. You may also contact the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk at <a href="mailto:ccme@cdfi.treas.gov">ccme@cdfi.treas.gov</a> or (202) 653-0421.</p><p>For more information about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov</a>.  </p> 2018-06-20T04:00:00ZUpdates306
Reminder for Certified CDFIs: Don’t Forget Your 2018 Annual Certification Report!https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=305Reminder for Certified CDFIs: Don’t Forget Your 2018 Annual Certification Report!<p>Are you the Authorized Representative of a currently certified CDFI? If so, don’t forget that in order to maintain your organization’s certification status you must complete and submit the Annual Certification and Data Collection Report (ACR) for Report Year 2018. </p><p>All Authorized Representatives for certified CDFIs should have received an e-mail notification from the CDFI Fund’s Office of Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation on May 31, 2018, regarding the ACR requirement for Report Year 2018 and providing details about how to comply. The due date to submit the ACR for Report Year 2018 is July 31, 2018.</p><p>Please review your e-mail notification for additional information about the 2018 ACR requirements. Failure to file an ACR will result in termination of your organization’s certified CDFI status, and may also impact any active CDFI Fund program awards your organization may have. Information and instructions on submitting your ACR can be found on the <a href="/programs-training/certification/cdfi/Pages/reporting-step.aspx" target="_blank">CDFI Fund’s website here</a>.</p><p>If you did not receive an e-mail notification, or have questions about the 2018 ACR, please submit a Service Request from your organization’s AMIS account; contact the CDFI Fund’s Help Desk at <a href="mailto:ccme@cdfi.treas.gov">ccme@cdfi.treas.gov</a>; or call (202) 653-0421. </p><p>For more information about the CDFI Fund and its programs, please visit <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov</a>.  </p><p><b>Related Materials</b></p><a href="/Documents/2018%20ACR%20Fequently%20Asked%20Questions%20Final%206_2018.pdf" target="_blank"><ul><li><p>Annual Certification and Data Collection Report Frequently Asked Questions</p></li></ul></a>2018-06-19T04:00:00ZUpdates305
CDFI Fund to Pause Acceptance of New CDFI Certification Applications for 90 Days https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=304CDFI Fund to Pause Acceptance of New CDFI Certification Applications for 90 Days <p><i>New CDFI Certification Applications cannot be submitted August 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018</i><br></p> <p>​​Beginning August 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) will pause acceptance of new applications for certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). This “blackout” period will be implemented for a period of 90 days to allow the CDFI Fund to administer critical system updates that affect the CDFI Certification process. The CDFI Fund will resume accepting new CDFI Certification application submissions on November 1, 2018.</p><p>Organizations either in the process of applying for CDFI Certification or that intend to do so in the near future have until July 31, 2018, to submit their applications using an interim submission process, outlined below. The CDFI Fund will review all certification applications submitted by the July 31, 2018 deadline. Any applications received on or after August 1, 2018 will not be considered and must be resubmitted once the blackout period ends on November 1, 2018.</p><p> <b>Why a “blackout” period?</b></p><p>The CDFI Fund is currently in the process of implementing systems changes that will transition the CDFI Certification application to the new Awards Management Information System (AMIS). AMIS is a unified technology platform that will support all CDFI Fund programs through each phase of the program life cycle, including CDFI Certification and compliance monitoring. The blackout period is necessary to provide the CDFI Fund an opportunity to convert to the updated system for processing CDFI Certification applications.</p><p> <b>If I need to submit a CDFI Certification Application before August 1, how do I do so? </b></p><p>Effective immediately and through July 31, 2018, the CDFI Fund will be deploying an interim process for the submission of CDFI Certification applications. Organizations must first submit a CDFI Certification Signature Page through the myCDFIFund portal, and then separately submit all required application documents and attachments to the “Org Related Attachments” section in AMIS. Information and guidance on how to submit the CDFI Certification application and attachments may be found on the CDFI Certification webpage at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/cdficert" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/cdficert</a> under How to Apply Step 1: Apply. </p><p> <b>I’m a currently certified CDFI. Is there any impact on me?</b></p><p>Currently certified CDFIs are not affected by this change, and are still required to meet any reporting requirements previously communicated to them, including the Annual Certification Report requirement for 2018. Please reach out to the Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Help Desk if you have any questions.</p><p> <b>Questions and Information</b></p><p>Any questions regarding CDFI Certification should be directed to the Certification, Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Help Desk via an AMIS Service Request, via e-mail at <a href="mailto:ccme@cdfi.treas.gov">ccme@cdfi.treas.gov</a>, or phone at (202) 653-0421. More information and guidance can be found on the CDFI Fund’s website at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/cdficert" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/cdficert</a>.   </p>2018-06-15T04:00:00ZUpdates304

 Upcoming Events

 

 

CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=6CDFI Certification Conference Call2018-06-21T19:00:00Z2018-06-21T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E546
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=7CDFI Certification Conference Call2018-07-19T19:00:00Z2018-07-19T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E547
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=8CDFI Certification Conference Call2018-08-16T19:00:00Z2018-08-16T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D18170057406B2C3550AF449B8352847FBB5E548

 

 

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.

 

 

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

Awards Database

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