CDFI Information Mapping System (CIMS)

The CDFI Information Mapping System v.4 (CIMS4) is now available for geocoding addresses, mapping census tracts and counties, and determining the eligibility of census tracts and counties under the CDFI Fund's various program distress criteria. CIMS4 users can create and save maps and reports, including Target Market worksheets, and submit saved maps and reports for online applications as well as other uses.

CIMS4 is available in two versions: a limited public-use version and a full version accessed through your organization's AMIS account.

Information on operating CIMS4 is included in the CDFI Fund’s Award Management Information System (AMIS) instruction manual— “Getting Started - Navigating AMIS.” In addition, the CDFI Fund has produced an instructional webinar on using CIMS4 to create, analyze, and validate a Target Market. Links to this resource material are provided below.

CIMS4 Resource Material

Accessing the Mapping Software:


Qualified Census Tracts and Counties: Users may download lists of tracts or counties indicating whether they qualify under any of the CDFI Fund's programs.  These database files (.dbf) may be opened in Excel or other programs that are compatible with DBF files.  This information does not provide address information, geocoding, or maps. Find the relevant listings of qualified census tracts and counties here.

For Program related questions, please send an email to:

For more information on CIMS, please feel free to contact the CDFI Fund's IT HelpDesk by email at or by phone at (202) 653-0300 .