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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 2016 Round of BEA Programhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=261CDFI Fund Releases Application Demand for FY 2016 Round of BEA Program<p>The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced today the application data for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 round of its Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program). A total of 116 applications were received requesting awards of over $146 million against the $19 million in Program Awards that are authorized for this round. These applicants are headquartered in 25 states and the District of Columbia. </p><p>The purpose of the BEA Program is to focus on the most severely economically distressed communities by providing an incentive for FDIC-insured financial institutions to increase their investments in those communities. Under the program, distressed communities are defined as census tracts where at least 30 percent of residents have incomes that are less than the national poverty level and where the unemployment rate is at least 1.5 times the national unemployment rate.</p><p>Applicants must demonstrate increased qualified activities in the form of investments in Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) or in the Applicants’ lending, investing, or financial service-related activities in these economically distressed communities. Award amounts are calculated as a percentage of the increase in qualified activities from one annual reporting period to the next. </p><p>Applications are currently under review and the CDFI Fund anticipates announcing awards this coming summer. For more information about the BEA Program, visit the CDFI Fund’s website at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/bea">www.cdfifund.gov/bea</a>.  </p> 2017-06-22T04:00:00ZUpdates261
Bank Enterprise Award Program Baseline Analysis and Evaluation Report Availablehttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=260Bank Enterprise Award Program Baseline Analysis and Evaluation Report Available<p>Now available on the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund’s (CDFI Fund’s) website is a new evaluation of the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program). Commissioned by the CDFI Fund and conducted by A. Reddix and Associates (ARDX), the Woodstock Institute, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, the Bank Enterprise Award Program Baseline Analysis and Evaluation is an independent, third-party evaluation of the program. </p><p> <strong>Links</strong>:</p><ul><li><p><a href="/Documents/BEA%20Program%20Evaluation%20Volume%201-%20Final.pdf">Volume 1: Executive Summary & Report</a></p></li><li><p><a href="/Documents/BEA%20Program%20Evaluation%20Volume%202-%20Final.pdf">Volume 2: Analytical Framework & Primary Data Collection </a></p></li><li><p><a href="/Documents/BEA%20Program%20Evaluation%20Volume%203-%20Final.pdf">Volume 3: Survey Instruments</a></p></li><li> <p> <a href="/Documents/BEA%20Eval%20Fact%20Sheet%20June%202017.pdf" target="_blank">Fact Sheet on BEA Program Evaluation</a></p></li></ul>2017-06-01T04:00:00ZUpdates260
2017 NMTC Program Electronic Application Now Available https://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/AllItems.aspxhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI News/DispForm.aspx?ID=2592017 NMTC Program Electronic Application Now Available <p>The electronic application for the 2017 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) is available for applicants through their <a href="https://amis.cdfifund.gov/s/AMISHome">Awards Management Information System </a>(AMIS) accounts. </p><p>The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) published the Notice of Allocation Availability for the 2017 round in the Federal Register on May 4, 2017. Community Development Entities (CDE) interested in applying for New Markets Tax Credit allocation authority under the 2017 round have until 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), on June 21, 2017 to submit their application. </p><p>Application instructions, including how to navigate through AMIS, may be found on the NMTC Program webpage at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/nmtc">www.cdfifund.gov/nmtc</a> under <a href="/programs-training/Programs/new-markets-tax-credit/Pages/apply-step.aspx#step2">How to Apply Step 2: Apply</a>. The CDFI Fund strongly recommends that the instructions and application timelines are reviewed closely by both first-time and repeat applicants and that applicants give themselves adequate time to submit their applications through AMIS. Only electronic applications submitted through AMIS will be considered. </p><p><b>Reminder about Important Deadlines </b></p><p>Per the 2017 Notice of Allocation Availability, the deadlines for the NMTC Program are as follows: </p><ul><li><p>Submission of CDE Certification Application: May 17, 2017</p></li><li><p>Online Submission of Allocation Application: June 21, 2017</p></li><li><p>Online Submission of Allocation Application Attachments: June 26, 2017</p></li><li><p>Date by which prior Allocatees must issue the requisite percentage of Qualified Equity Investments: August 18, 2017 </p></li></ul><p><b>Questions</b></p><p>Applicants should be aware that the CDFI Fund will no longer respond to questions about the electronic application after 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 19, 2017. If you have questions, please contact the CDFI Fund through the Service Request feature in AMIS or by reaching out to our Help Desk at (202) 653-0421 or <a href="mailto:cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov" target="_blank">cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.gov</a>. </p><p>All application materials, including frequently asked questions and application presentations, may be found on the NMTC Program webpage at <a href="http://www.cdfifund.gov/nmtc" target="_blank">www.cdfifund.gov/nmtc</a> under <a href="/programs-training/Programs/new-markets-tax-credit/Pages/apply-step.aspx#step2" target="_blank">How to Apply Step 2: Apply</a>. </p> 2017-05-24T04:00:00ZUpdates259

 Upcoming Events

 

 

CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=77CDFI Certification Conference Call2017-06-15T19:00:00Z2017-06-15T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6677
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=76CDFI Certification Conference Call2017-07-20T19:00:00Z2017-07-20T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6676
CDFI Certification Conference Callhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/Lists/CDFI Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=78CDFI Certification Conference Call2017-08-17T19:00:00Z2017-08-17T20:00:00ZConference Call0x01020041E1D5678A3CED4385147CFE255D181700355905A9067BF24DA9A2A59A2925ED6678

 

 

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